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ACA presents Bethany Sulecki with 2023 Anne Briggs Artist Award

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

Music and theatre educator Bethany Sulecki (she/her) has been selected by Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) as the recipient of the 2023 Anne Briggs Artist Award for her exceptional work, teaching in our Vacation Arts Camp and after-school programs for children.

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Bethany Sulecki

Originally from Erie, PA, where she completed an undergraduate degree in music education and theatre, Bethany is passionate about arts education and helping students of all ages find a place and find their voice. Her work emphasizes collaboration and connection as means of building an inclusive community – and not just inside the classroom. You can often find Bethany sharing resources, partnering, and even organizing ride shares with her colleagues.

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Bethany w/ ACA Summer Campers

Bethany is currently continuing her studies at Boston University, where she is pursuing a M.M. in Music Education. In addition to her teaching background, she has worked professionally in the worlds of arts administration, stage management, directing, and dramaturgy.

Bethany instructing a student

This award honors the memory of Anne Briggs, a longtime member of ACA and prize-winning artist who worked in watercolor, pen & ink, and mixed media and whose pieces were exhibited in galleries across the state.

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Anne Briggs

Through the generosity of the family of Anne Briggs, this award is presented annually in June. It comes with a $250 stipend to help address the challenges artists face in realizing their own personal artistic goals, such as purchasing materials, paying fees to participate in exhibits, or other professional development activities that advance their creative work.

Bethany as Mrs. Tottendale in "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Congratulations to Bethany Sulecki!

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