About the Arties...
Welcome to the Artie Awards Archive where you'll find information on all things "Arties!" The Artie Awards were started in 1991 by Anthony Chase, Theater Editor of Artvoice, a free weekly newspaper in Western New York.
The Arties were presented by Artvoice for the first 26 years. Beginning in 2016/2017, they will be presented by WNED/WBFO radio.
Currently, the Artie Committee votes in 19 categories to select the nominees and winners for the season's productions at Western New York theaters.
To be eligible for an Artie, an artist must live and work in the Buffalo, NY area, while a theater must produce work locally, primarily with local artists.
Most importantly, the Artie Awards Ceremony is a benefit, with all proceeds from the evening (along with proceeds from area theatres' sale of Red Ribbons) going to an HIV/AIDS related charity. The current recipient is ECMC's Immunodeficiency Services.
Current Members of the Artie Committee:
Anthony Chase | Margo Davis | Mike Desmond | Tom Dooney |
Anna Kay France | Peter Hall | Donna Hoke |
Moira Keenan | Sheila London | Roger Paolini |
Verneice Turner | Kathleen Rizzo Young |
Navigating the Site...
Simply click on any of the links at the top of the page to take you to pages consisting of Artie Awards info (lists of nominees and winners, date/location of ceremony, hosts), with each page containing 10 years of Artie history.
For example, by clicking on "1990-2000," you'll be brought to a page consisting of Artie Awards info for the 1990-1991, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 Artie Awards.
I've put in all the information I have at my fingertips. I encourage you to let me know of any errors.
Also, for the sake of continuity, and to avoid confusion for those uninitiated in the Arties, I'll be using the current names of individuals and companies even though their names may have been different at the time of their nomination or win.