2014 Award Recipients
June 14, 2014 - Revelle House, Scripps Cllege
|Claremont Heritage bestows two awards annually to recognize the individuals and organizations that have helped make Claremont the special place that it is. Here are our 2014 recipients:
Betty Davenport Ford
The Cultural Heritage Award celebrates individuals and organizations whose work demonstrates outstanding contributions to the cultural heritage of the City of Claremont and beyond. Claremont’s history is not only embodied in its built environment but also in the people who have contributed to its cultural character through creative or artistic expression. Past awardees include: Marguerite & Harrison McIntosh, Karl Benjamin, Folk Music Center and Paul Darrow.
During Ford’s early years she discovered the beauty of the animal form, a fascination that thematically reoccurred in her sculptures throughout her professional career. It was through the study of the form and anatomy of these creatures that Ford gained the ability to capture not only the likeness of her animal subjects, but their essence as well. Her commissions are in varied media – stoneware clay, fiberglass, bronze, welded steel, cast concrete and wood.
Betty’s outstanding contribution to the art world spans well over half a century. The 2014 Cultural Heritage Award goes to sculptor Betty Davenport Ford for her contribution to the artistic and cultural heritage of our community.
2014 Recipient: The Bess Garner Historic Award
The Bess Garner Historic Preservation Award celebrates the best in preservation by recognizing individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in historic preservation in the City of Claremont. Claremont’s history is embodied in buildings, structures, sites and objects that provide a tangible link to the people, events and patterns that have shaped Claremont’s growth and development.
The recipient of the Bess Garner Historic Preservation Award for 2014 is Scripps College for outstanding stewardship of its historic campus.