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2007 Governors Arts Awards
Eagle Awards

The artists who have been commissioned to create this year’s awards are all juried members of various State Arts Council programs. The awards interpret the eagle designed for the dome of the State House. The sculpture, installed in 1819, was the first commissioned public work of art in the state’s history. Since the 1950s, the wooden original has been safely preserved by the New Hampshire Historical Society at the Tuck Library in Concord and is on display in the building’s rotunda. Its gold-leafed replica currently stands atop the State House dome.


living treasure award

Award: Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award

Artist: Gerry Williams, Dunbarton

Recipient: Marilyn Ziffrin, Bradford

Title: Skyflyer

Medium: Clay with glaze

Dimensions: 20” x 16” x 16”

Award: New Hampshire Folk Heritage Award

Artist: Randy Miller, East Alstead

Recipient: Harvey Tolman, Nelson

Title: Nelson Town Hall Doorway

Medium: burnt-line etching with oil pencil on salvaged maple violin back. Fiddle tune composition by Randy Miller

Dimensions: 14.75” x 8” x 8”
folk award
arts ed award

Award: Arts Education Award

Artist: Emile Birch, Canaan

Recipient: Phoebe Ann Neiswenter, Pembroke

Title: Flight

Medium: peened and detailed copper, white oak with polyurethane and red oak with latex paint

Dimensions: 13.5” x 6.5” x 12”

Award: Distinguished Arts Leadership Award

Artist: Kit Cornell, Exeter

Recipient: Drika Overton, Portsmouth and Kittery, ME

Title: Shino Feathers

Medium: porcelain with Japanese Shino glaze

Dimensions: 5.25” x 9.5” x 9.5”
leadership award
patron award

Award: Individual Arts Patron Award

Artist: Suzanne Pretty, Farmington

Recipient: The Bloomfield Family, Bow

Title: Soaring Above the Fragile Forest

Medium: paper weaver with gouache

Dimensions: 18” x 18”

Award: Creative Enterprise Award

Artist: Beth Krommes, Peterborough

Recipient: Ken Burns for Florentine Films, Walpole

Title: Eagle Over Walpole

Medium: scratchboard, photocopy & watercolor

Dimensions: 14” x 10”
creative enterprise award

All photos by Arts Councilor, Wendy M. Cahill


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