Spirit Awards

Join us for an evening celebration of arts and community! 

Sunday, September 24, 2017
6:30-9:30 pm
20 Sacramento Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Your support helps us provide scholarships and expand programming that fulfills our mission of connecting, inspiring and transforming individual lives by building community through the visual arts.

Online ticket sales are closed. Tickets still available at the door.


Can’t attend? Consider making a contribution to support Maud Morgan Arts

The Spirit Awards event celebrates the spirit of Maud Morgan, a former community resident and artist of exceptional vibrancy, who lived her life deeply in the arts, in her neighborhood and in the world (1903-1999). Once a year we gather for a festive evening to honor an outstanding individual who embodies her “spirit”.

2017 Honoree
Jason Weeks
Executive Director, Cambridge Arts Council

A leader in arts advocacy and creative partnerships

Jason Weeks is the spark that ignites the arts in Cambridge. For the past 17 years, Mr. Weeks has promoted arts programming that exhilarates and enriches all who live, work and visit Cambridge. He has forged creative alliances between artists, businesses, non-profits, educational institutions and neighborhood groups. His tireless efforts to promote and leverage funding for the arts have enhanced the role of the visual and performing arts throughout the City and distinguished Cambridge within the greater Boston arts community.

Mr. Weeks was integral in providing City and Cambridge Arts Council support for Maud Morgan Arts from its initial planning stage. As a vocal community arts advocate, he has been a dedicated spokesperson for Maud Morgan Arts’ outreach programs. The Spirit Award recognizes and honors Mr. Weeks for his enthusiastic leadership and immense contributions to the arts in our community.


Presentation of the Spirit Award by Charley and Diane Norris

Honored Guest: Ronald Lee Fleming, Founding Chairman, Cambridge Arts Council

Come Experience…

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks with good company

Opening reception of art installation at Chandler Gallery, learn more. 
Juried by Annette Lemieux, 2017 Maud Morgan Prize recipient, MFA Boston

Live Jazz Music by Stan Strickland, Ken Field, Dave Harris, and Dave Fox.

Artist Demonstrations with Ceramicist and MMA instructor, Zac Mickelson, as well as, Printmaker, MMA former student, and CAC Community Supported Artist Cicely Carew.

…and more.



A Special Thanks to our Donors!

★ In honor of Jason Weeks






Sara and Yasuo Kuniyoshi Foundation

Alchemy Foundation



Cecily Hickler Gill Memorial Scholarship Fund^






Hungwah Yu and David Elliott

Cynthia Smith and Steve Imrich

Clara Wainwright

Diane and Charley Norris

Patricia P. Irgens Larsen Charitable Foundation













^Contributions to the Cecily Hickler Gill Memorial Scholarship Fund are thanks to Laura Gill, Catherine Kernan, Dennis Livingston and Karen Moss, Suzanna Panitsas, Roger Gill, and Marlene Santiago.