The MUSE

January 11th, 2013
Past Gail Rich Award Winner

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1997

Rick Walker, musician
Peter, Diana, Marina and Lyle Troxell, family of artists
Holt Murray, sculptor
Bob Lowery, blues musician
Laura Ellen Hopper, radio pioneer
Sara Wilbourne, dancer
Eric Schoeck, talk-show host
Joe Ferrara, comic-book merchant
Philip Collins, composer
Guillermo Aranda, muralist
Tracye Lea Lawson, music programmer
Bud Kretschmer, benefactor

1998

Bruce Lee, performance artist
Kate Hawley, playwright
Nikki Silva & Charles Prentiss, artists
Sean Seman, musician
Mary McCaslin, musician
Thom Zajac, publisher
John Orlando, musician
Laurie R. King, novelist

1999

Linda Arnold, children’s musician
George and Gail Ow, philanthropists
Ann Morhauser, artist/businesswoman
Manuel Santana, artist
Claudia Villela, singer
Wilma Marcus Chandler, stage director
William Coulter, musician
Salvatore D’Aura, maestro

2000

Kathleen Bartlett Abood, artist
Sista Monica Parker, singer
Ralph Peduto, actor
Larry Hosford, musician
Patrice Vecchione, poet
Josh Gitomer, choir director
Vern & Carol Bowie, artists
Bill Welch & Phil Lewis, club owners

2001

The Smith Dobson Family, musicians
Jim Phillips, illustrator
John Sandidge, concert promoter
Sister Barbara Long, church organist
R.R. Jones, photographer
Suzanne St. John, musician
Ikuyo Conant, taiko drummer
Richard Hoover, guitar maker

2002

Helene, bellydancer
Geoffrey Dunn, writer/filmmaker
Audrey Stanley, stage director
Suzanne Schrag, actor
Susie Bright, writer
Jim Urban, illustrator/painter
Dror Sinai, percussionist/businessman
Albert Kent, Mary Ann Kent, Tom Miller, producers

2003

Tim Jackson, jazz director
Rock Lerum, clown/performance artist
Janet Johns & Esperanza Del Valle, dance troupe
B. Modern, costume designer
Lile Cruse, music director
Michael Eckerman, sculptor
Keith Greeninger, singer/songwriter
Billie Harris, radio personality

2004

Ken Kraft, musician
Roger Heitzman, furniture maker
Lawrence Bedford, businessman
Nancy Le Van, singer
Art & Revolution, activist group
Gerry Mandel & William Rubel, publishers
Arthur Hull, percussionist
Eleazor Cortes, musician

2005

Um … Gee … Um, comedy troupe
Maya Barsacq, concert promoter
Janet Allinger, artist/illustrator
Eric Thiermann, filmmaker
Patrick Trefz, photographer
Lisa Jensen & James Aschbacher, writer/artist
The Banana Slug String Band, musicians
Ginny Mitchell, singer

2006

Bob Brozman, musician
Chip, arts producer
The Great Morgani, street performer
Carol Trengrove, museum director
Dina Scoppettone, photographer
Harmony Grits, musical group
Neal Coonerty, bookseller
James D. Houston, author

2007

Jimmy Norris, percussionist
Ellen Primack & Tom Fredericks, Cabrillo Music Festival
Mayim, a cappella trio
Morton Marcus, poet/critic
Daniella Woolf, artist
Maria Crush, costumer
Jozseph Schultz, chef
Don McCaslin, musician

2008

Jeanne Houston, writer, festival director
Barry & Shelley Phillips, musicians, teachers
Joseph Ribeiro, actor
Cheryl Anderson, choir director
Tandy Beal & Jon Scoville, dancer/composer
Velzoe Brown, jazz musician
Tom Wolver, sculptor
Ellen Bass, poet, author

2009

Jane Sullivan, film festival director
Dag Weiser, cardboard artist
Mimi Snowden, interior designer
Susan Myer Silton, theater director
Rowland and Pat Rebele, philanthropists
Kirby Scudder, arts curator
Robert Kelley & Diane Cypher, ballet instructors
The Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz

2010

Ray & Sue Brown, musicians and educators
Peter McGettigan, videographer
Kathleen Crocetti, artist/teacher
Amber Coverdale Sumrall, poet
Iman Lizarazu, clown/performance artist
David Kaun, benefactor

2011

Bryn Loosley, musician
Rose Sellery, artist
T. Mike Walker, writer/artist
Bob Barbour, photographer
Rick McKee, musician
Lori Rivera, singer

2012

John Larry Granger, conductor
Elizabeth McKenzie, novelist
Judy Stabile, artist
Rhan Wilson, musician
Jim Greiner, percussionist
Steve Hosmer, illustrator/artist

2013

Pipa Pinon, musician/writer
Linda Burman-Hall, musician/musicologist
Skip Epperson, set designer
Jimbo Phillips, illustrator/artist
Tammi Brown, singer
Futzie Nutzle, artist

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