ROWITA Awards News
August 9, 2016

The St. Johns Cultural Council is seeking nominations for the ­ Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA Awards (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts.)

Community members are encouraged to submit nominations of women who have made significant contributions to the arts community in St. Johns County over the course of their lifetime. The ROWITA Recognition Ceremony takes place during Women’s History Month each March.

To nominate an individual, please fill out the application (below) with the following information:

March 21, 2016

The St. Johns Cultural Council celebrated the 2016 Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA Awards at their Celebration Ceremony on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Limelight Theatre. The seven women selected to receive the award for their lifetime contributions to the arts in St Johns County are Elyse Brady, Manila Clough, Caren Goldman, Jan Tomlinson Master, JoAnn Nance, Rosamond Parrish and Shirley Williams-Collins.

February 10, 2016

Congratulations! ...to two of our very own St. Johns County arts champions, Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts (ROWITA) Award Recipients Caren Goldman, Executive Director, Cofounder of Compassionate St. Augustine and Jan Tomlinson Master, Obelisk Art 450 Artist

February 8, 2016

The St. Johns Cultural Council will hold the eighth annual ROWITA Celebration Ceremony on March 13 at 5:00p.m. in the Limelight Theatre located at 11 Old Mission Avenue.

The free event will be an evening of celebration and recognition of the seven women chosen to receive the 2016 Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA Award for their achievements and contributions to the arts in St. Johns County. The winners of the Jr. ROWITA Fellowships will also be recognized. A short reception will follow the program.  

February 4, 2016

The St. Johns Cultural Council recently announced the names of the women selected to receive the eighth annual Dr. Gail Pflaster Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts (ROWITA) Awards for their lifetime contributions to the arts in St Johns County.

The 2016 honorees are Elyse Brady, Manila Clough, Caren Goldman, Jan Tomlinson Master, JoAnn Nance, Rosamond Parrish and Shirley Williams-Collins.

October 26, 2015

The St. Johns Cultural Council is seeking applications for the 2016 Junior ROWITA Fellowships. The fellowships are available to all graduating St. Johns County high school women (public, private or homeschooled) who are entering arts based programs of higher education to advance their creative development. The deadline for application is February 1, 2016. Applicants must have either applied or been accepted into a BFA program, a summer institute/intensive, or an arts workshop in order to be considered. 

September 9, 2015

The St. Johns Cultural Council is seeking nominations for the ­ Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA Awards (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts.)

Community members are encouraged to submit nominations of women who have made significant contributions to the arts community in St. Johns County over the course of their lifetime. The ROWITA Recognition Ceremony takes place during Women’s History Month each March.

To nominate an individual, please submit by emailing the following information: