As part of its ongoing work to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts, ShoreLake Arts honors those who embody that mission in their work or personal lives. ShoreLake Arts is proud to present four well deserved awards each year at the annual Gala for the Arts.
Presented to a member or members of the ShoreLake Arts community whose long-standing and consistent commitment to the organization has advanced our mission in significant ways. The award winner’s lasting impact has been vital to our organization’s ongoing health and longevity. Such individuals are the very heart of ShoreLake Arts.
Presented to an organization (nonprofit, business, or government) that inspires and encourages arts and culture in the cities of Shoreline and/or Lake Forest Park. With passion, innovation, and commitment to advancing the arts, this organization significantly contributes to our community, promoting the richness of life provided by arts and culture. This award honors past achievements and expresses excitement for future endeavors.
Presented to someone who's made substantial and long-lasting contributions to the arts in Shoreline and/or Lake Forest Park. This award honors an individual who has elevated arts and culture in our community through visionary leadership, creativity, philanthropy, advocacy, and/or volunteerism and embodies ShoreLake Arts' mission by cultivating creativity and inspiring our community through the arts.
Presented to an artist who lives or presents work in Shoreline or Lake Forest Park whose creations have contributed to the excellence of the arts in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park and enriched the cultural landscape of the community.
2022 Award Winners
Jack has worked with and supported ShoreLake Arts for many years. As a sponsor, a student, a volunteer and a patron Jack's energy and enthusiasm help ShoreLake Arts as we work to expand our programming to better serve our community. .
A local Realtor, Jack's been a Shoreline resident for 21 years. Originally a Physician's Assistant from the southwest, Jack moved to Shoreline with his wife and son. Jack developed a love for the arts through an elementary school music program, and later acting in local theater. Jack is a longtime admirer and patron of the arts.
If you ever want to talk about music, science, the arts or the changing nature of our communities, Jack is the one to call.
Shoreline Community College Department of Film, Drama and Cinema
Community pARTner Award
For decades ShoreLake Arts has been fortunate to partner with Shoreline Community College in many ventures. We are delighted to honor the work of the Film, Drama, and Cinema Department. We honor them for making excellent, engaging film and theater education broadly accessible and for their commitment to promoting emerging artists.
Led by accomplished actors, directors, writers, designers and technicians, the Department is a community of faculty, students and industry working together to create theater and film productions.
Faculty members have decades of experience in all aspects of producing for stage and screen, including acting, writing, producing, editing, cinematography and directing.
For the past six years ShoreLake Arts has been privileged to present the Shoreline Short Short Film Festival and other events in the College's recently renovated 360-seat state-of-the-art theater. The Theater also hosts the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and a variety of both student- and faculty-led plays, musicals and operas.
As members of the Shoreline Film Office, ShoreLake Arts and the Film, Drama, and Cinema Department work in collaboration with the City of Shoreline to promote film production and filmmakers in our area.
Robert & Tina Lang
Community Arts Impact Award
We're delighted to present the 2022 Community Impact award to Tina and Robert in recognition of their immeasurable contributions to the music industry, both at home and around the world.
For the past 47 years, Robert and Tina Lang have co-owned Robert Lang Studios, a major recording studio in Shoreline WA.
Working with artists like Madonna, Queen, Dolly Parton and Lenny Kravitz, Tina is nationally recognized for her innovation . In 2020 Tina formed Robert Lang Studios Academy, a vocational school for aspiring music producers and audio engineers.
After living with MS for over 40 years, Tina is an advocate and mentor for the National MS Society and is determined to find a cure for MS and other autoimmune diseases in her lifetime.
A Seattle native, Robert has poured his heart and soul into the recording studio since 1973. Artists including Nirvana, Dave Matthews, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Steven and Damian Marley, and Peter Frampton have called the studio their home. Through the decades, Robert and his team have recorded hundreds of local artists like The Sonics, Death Cab for Cutie and Macklemore.
Robert still enjoys studio tech work and being a mentor to many. He's even considering including a small recording studio in the Punta Mita home he's building, with plans to “eventually” retire there.
"Working with ShoreLake Arts, in particular the Battle of the Bands has been very rewarding, ... I love discovering new local talent and finding a way to help them succeed."
Tina Liberio Lang
Artist Spotlight Award
We are pleased to honor Sandra with our inaugural Artist Spotlight Award. The filmmaker behind the first BIPOC Film Project, Sandra created three short films celebrating BIPOC business owners in Shoreline.
A Latina filmmaker, director, writer, producer, who was born and raised in the greater Seattle area, Sandra. studied film production at Shoreline Community College. Since graduation, Sandra has worked as a freelance filmmaker. In 2021 she received the BIPOC Film Project Grant, where she helped spotlight Black Coffee Northwest, Plaza Latina and Teriyaki Plus, through her company Alma Mía Productions. Alma Mía Productions focuses on producing an array of stories including short films, documentaries and commercials.
Don Bell - 2021
Bob Pfeiffer - 2019
Susan Talley - 2018
Pam Thompson - 2017
Lynn & Dave Cheeney - 2016
Robin & Keith McClelland - 2015
Ken Noreen - 2014
John & Karen Thielke - 2012
Marianne Gutteridge - 2011
Scott Keeny - 2010
Larry & Jeanne Monger - 2009
Herb & Gloria Bryce - 2008
Ros Bird - 2007
Colleen Jablonski, Susanna Johnson, & Wily Clark - 2006
Jeff Lewis - 2004
Community pARTner Award
JHP Legacy - 2021
Community Arts Impact Award
ZhenLun Li - 2021