The 10th Annual Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts (ROWITA) Awards Celebration will be held at the Limelight Theatre on Sunday, March 31st. This free event, held by The St. Johns Cultural Council, honors the six women chosen to receive the 2019 Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA Award for their contributions to the artistic environment in St. Johns County. The 2019 honorees are Dr. Dorothy Barrett, Margaret Jimeson, Linda McAnarney, Regina Gayle Phillips, Dr. Susanne Schuenke and Jo Sinclair.
The Dr Gail Pflaster ROWITA award recognizes the impact and influence women have made to the literary, visual and performing arts in St Johns County. The idea for the award was conceived by the late Dr. Pflaster, a local writer and committed arts supporter.
The Jr. ROWITA Fellowship will also be awarded during the celebration. The Fellowship is a scholarship for graduating high school women who intend to develop their artistic skills through continued study and training.
A meet and greet reception will follow the afternoon program.