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Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations for November 1, 2021 Deadline -- Get Yours In!

HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2020 pictured above will be recognized along with the incoming 2022 Class on April 22, 2022. The 2020 Winners Left to Right are: Portrait artist, Vincent Chiaramonte; Board member Susan Starrett; Art professor Joel Sheesley; Conductor/Musician Jeffrey Hunt; Susan S. Starrett Hall of Fame president.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Diane Handler,

Nominations open until November 1 for 2022 Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame Inductees

The Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame (FVAHOF) is accepting nominations of outstanding visual, literary, media and performing artists for its 2022 class of inductees. Anyone may submit a name for consideration and there is no fee.

The nomination form is located at The deadline for nominations is Monday, November 1, 2021, and 2022 Honorees will be announced at a January 2022 press conference. The inductees will be feted at a grand gala on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Villa Olivia in Bartlett, which will include FVAHOF 2020 inductees since that event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information, please email

The Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame recognizes artists associated with the Fox Valley by birth, education, residence or service, who have achieved international or national acclaim. Candidates should have completed 20 years in their professional field and received recognition for excellence. The honor is for living artists or can be awarded posthumously.

Artists previously recommended may be nominated again, but a new form is necessary.

The Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame was a dream of Lucille Halfvarson and other arts leaders that took tangible form during the millennium (2000) celebrations in Aurora, Illinois. A series of two-minute history sketches for public television briefly put the spotlight on violinist Maud Powell, an Aurora girl who, a century earlier, had the musical world at her feet.

The committee that worked on this project evolved into the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame; a not-for-profit organization that gives public recognition to artists associated with the Fox Valley. A second objective of the FVAHF is to ensure a strong cultural legacy for future generations. Inductees are honored with engraved plaques that are displayed at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. The founders of FVAHF are Joyce Dlugopolski, Jay Harriman, Mary Clark Ormond, Susan S. Starrett, and deceased members Lucille & Sten Halfvarson, G. Edward Nelson, Roger Parolini, and Charlotte & George Peichl.


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