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Posted on: July 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Arts Council Invites Nominations for Jim "Doc" Wiley Leadership in Arts Award

PURCELLVILLE, Va., July 27, 2022 — The Purcellville Arts Council announces that nominations are now being accepted for the fifth annual Jim “Doc” Wiley Leadership in the Arts Award. 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 no later than November 1, 2022 by 5 p.m. Use the online form to submit a nomination.

Candidates considered may include performing, visual, or literary 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:

  1. Artistic achievement in the performing, visual, or literary arts
  2. Long-term individual or organizational support that has made a significant impact on the arts in greater Purcellville 
  3. Investment in artistic and cultural activities that have made a significant impact on greater Purcellville
  4. 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 optional supporting documents such as articles or samples of work (as appropriate) in digital form. 

The Purcellville Arts Council will review nominations and make the selection. Details and the nomination form are available on the Purcellville Arts Council page of the Town of Purcellville’s website.


If you would like to learn about the Purcellville Arts Council (PAC) and become a member of this volunteer committee, check out their page of the Town website, then apply online. If you have questions about the Purcellville Arts Council, email 

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