Maryland Citizens for the Arts selected Maryland State Arts Council immediate past Chair, E Scott Johnson as the 2011 Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year Award. Scott was presented with the award at Maryland Arts Day 2011 on February 9, 2011 in Annapolis.
January 28, 2011News
The award is presented to an individual whose advocacy efforts have significantly increases support for and public recognition of the arts in Maryland.
Scott Johnson has served on or chaired boards of many Maryland Arts organizations including: Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, City Lit Project, The Maryland Film Industry Coalition, Creative Alliance, Young Audiences of Maryland, and was appointed to the Maryland State Arts Council Board in 2004 by Governor Ehrlich and re-appointed in 2007 by Governor O’Malley. His leadership of these organizations has helped to raise the level of awareness and public support of the arts around the state. "Maryland Citizens for the Arts is a national model of what an effective arts advocacy organization should be. Receiving an award named for Sue Hess, a stellar arts advocate if ever there was one, is quite humbling and I'm very honored." said Mr. Johnson.