Living Treasure Award

About the award

This annual award presented by the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission honors those individuals and groups who have, over time, made significant contributions to Northfield in, through, or on behalf of arts and culture, so as to enhance the reputation of the city and the quality of life of its citizens.

Award recipients

Year Name Major Works
2020 Mac Gimse Sculptor, poet and teacher
2019 Donna Paulsen Multi-talented musician and teacher
2018 Judy Code Gardening artist and photographer
2017 Judith Swanson Advocate, artist, designer, graphics designer
2016 Jan Shoger Artist - teacher​
2015 Theo & Dewayne Wee Musicians - teachers
2014 Patsy Dew Arts programmer- built arts programs at the Northfield Arts Guild and the Senior Center, photographer,
​community theater director, actress
2013 Paul Niemisto Musician - band director; founder of Vintage Band Festival
2012 Cora Schultz Musician - founder and long-time director of the Northfield Youth Choirs
2011 Myrna Johnson Theater - founder of the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, director and performer
2011 Raymond Jacobson Sculpture/visual arts - including major works at Bridge Square and the River Walk, Carleton College, the Northfield Public Library and many others