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Posted on: April 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] News Release-Purcellville Arts Council Establishes Jim "Doc" Wiley Leadership in the Arts Awar

PURCELLVILLE, Va., April 19, 2018 — The Purcellville Arts Council is pleased to announce the inaugural Jim “Doc” Wiley Award for Leadership in the Arts. This award is named for Dr. James Wiley, beloved family dentist, former Town Council member, and long-time supporter of art and artists in Purcellville, and is intended to recognize an individual or organization in the greater Purcellville area for making a significant impact on the arts in the community. 

Nominations are due Friday, May 4, 2018 by 5 p.m. The winner will be announced at the May 19 Purcellville Music and Arts Festival.

Candidates considered may include artists, teachers of art, producers or managers of arts venues, patrons of the arts, and art advocates. The objective is to highlight the recipient’s artistic impact on the greater Purcellville area. Nominees may include individuals, organizations or businesses that have demonstrated excellence and leadership in one or more of the following areas:

Artistic achievement in the performing, visual or literary arts

Long-term individual or organizational support that has made a significant impact on the arts in greater Purcellville

Investment in artistic and cultural activities that have made a significant impact on greater Purcellville

Promotion of the arts in the greater Purcellville community in a distinctly creative or exceptionally effective manner

Nominations must include the completed nomination form, at least one letter of support from another organization or individual, and samples of work (as appropriate) in digital form.

The recipient of the 2018 Jim “Doc” Wiley Award will be selected by the Purcellville Arts Council. Details and the nomination form are available on the Purcellville Arts Council page of the Town of Purcellville’s website at


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