Artist & Arts Organization of the Year 2009


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, NY (December 8, 2009) After a tumultuous online battle of voters, fans, and campaigns by all candidates, THE ARTISTS FORUM proudly announces that the Reader’s Choice for the 2009 THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE Artist of the Year is SARAH SHAFEY and that the 2009 THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE Arts Organization of the Year is NY NEO-FUTURISTS!

Both Sarah and the executive staff of NY Neo’s will receive a one year membership with The Artists Forum. Additionally, both winners will receive one year of free banner ads on Also, there will be a reception for the winners along with our Artists & Arts Orgs of the Month for 2009. Details to be posted later in the year.

Sarah Shafey writes:
Hey THE ARTISTS FORUM! How are you doing? So, I wanted to say thank you for allowing me this fun opportunity and for thinking of me as a worthy candidate. I have always said that you guys have been kind to me and I have always appreciated it. I also want to thank everyone that voted for me – YOU ROCK MY SOCKS OFF! THE BIG VOTE was indeed a big vote! I had a chance to listen to both Shinjuku Zulu and Maritri, and wanted to say that you are supremely talented dudes (spoken like Bill and Ted from the Excellent Adventure, of course). Anyhow, please, for all of you watching, keep checking [out] my website and myspace page because I am releasing a new album in the summer which is going to make you fall on the floor in sheer excitement. THE ARTISTS FORUM ROCKS!

Rob Neill, Managing Director of the New York Neo-Futurists, writes:
The New York Neo-Futurists are very excited about being recognized as the 2009 THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE’s Arts Organization of the Year! A perfect topper on a banner year for the Neo’s: Our company’s Fifth Anniversary, receiving the New York Innovative Theatre Award for “Outstanding Ensemble” for our full-length production “(Not) Just A Day Like Any Other” and being named the Village Voice’s Reader’s Choice for “Best Performance Art.” Wow! We must first thank THE ARTISTS FORUM and Amos White V for providing a great medium for artists of all disciplines to interact and get recognition, then we have to give the credit to our fantastic fans and audiences who continue to support indie theatre and make our shows not only successful, but a constant party! We couldn’t keep doing “Too Much Light” every Friday and Saturday night at The Kraine Theater if people didn’t keep coming in the door! Thanks THE ARTISTS FORUM and Happy New Year!!!

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