North Carolina Folklore Society Invites Nominations for Brown-Hudson Folklore Awards
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
The North Carolina Folklore Society Awards
program celebrates the work of individuals and groups that contribute to the
transmission and appreciation of cultural traditions in our state. The program
also encourages the study and presentation of state folklife.
The Society's Brown-Hudson Folklore Award--named
for two distinguished folklorists and officers of the North Carolina Folklore
Society, Frank C. Brown of Duke University and Arthur Palmer Hudson of the
University of,North Carolina at Chapel Hill--recognizes individuals who have
made exemplary contributions to the fields of traditional culture and folklife
in North Carolina. Brown-Hudson Folklore Award winners are traditional artists,
scholars, activists, or artists who document folklife, and include musicians
Doc and Merle Watson, Etta Baker, Tommy Jarrell, Bill Myers, and Lonnie Ward,
playwright Paul Green, sculptor Vollis Simpson, preserver of rare apples Lee
Calhoun, lowrider and Lowyalty Car Club member Ruben Olmos, documentary
filmmaker Neal Hutcheson, African-American quilters Lillie Lee and Jennie
Burnett, folk potters Nell Cole Graves and Burlon Craig, teachers Carmine
Prioli, Cratis Williams and Charles G. Zug, writers Richard Walser and John
Parris, and folklife advocates Alex and Elizabeth Albright, Millie Blankenship
and George Holt.
The Community Traditions Award honors the
organizations, groups, guilds, event organizers, singing and other performing
groups that engage in or support the state's folklife and traditional culture.
Recent recipients include the Warrenton-based Heritage Quilters, Student
Actions with Farmworkers, and the Green Grass Cloggers.
The North Carolina Folklore Society
celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year with a host of activities, including
a Folklife Festival in downtown Carrboro on September 28, 2013. This year's
Brown-Hudson and Community Traditions Awards will be presented at a special
ceremony at the festival.
For details and information about how you can
support this landmark Centennial event visit www.ncfolkloresociety.org.
To nominate persons or organizations for
these awards, send a completed nomination form and supporting materials to NCFS
Awards Committee, c/o Ray Linville, 845 Saint Andrews Drive, Pinehurst, NC
28374. Completed nominations must be received by 5:00 PM, Monday, July 15,
2013. For additional nomination forms, contact Ray Linville at the address
above, call 910-255-0273, or request a form by email firstname.lastname@example.org.