The 8th annual Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts) Awards Ceremony will be held March 13 at the Limelight Theatre. The women selected to receive the awards for their lifetime contributions to the arts in St Johns County are Elyse Brady, Manila Clough, Caren Goldman, Jan Tomlinson Master, JoAnn Nance, Rosamond Parrish and Shirley Williams-Collins.
Artist Louise Freshman Brown will be the Keynote Speaker. The event is free and open to the public.
Thanks to the late Dr. Pflaster, local women in the arts have been celebrated since 2009. She realized that no one in the community was celebrating these women. The awards are the result of a coalition of six arts organizations (St. Johns Cultural Council, National League of American Pen Women-Saint Augustine Branch, Tale Tellers of Saint Augustine, Jane’s Stories Press Foundation, Limelight Theatre, and Cyprian Center for Expressive Arts) that worked together to establish a recognition program during Women’s History Month.