American Steel Studios is proud to announce that Karen Cusolito has been selected to receive the 2013 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award for District 5, Supervisor Keith Carson. Seventeen outstanding individuals were nominated for this year’s program.
The Alameda County Arts Leadership award is designed to acknowledge the commitment of the nominees and award recipients for their commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Alameda County, for providing leadership in the arts, and serving as a role model to others.
Karen Cusolito is the Founder of American Steel Studios and has long been respected in this community for her leadership, vision, creativity, and seemingly tireless dedication to Oakland. Her vision for Oakland includes a strong thread of it’s unique history and it’s potential for an extraordinary future. She believes in our community and has been an exemplary resident, neighbor, artist, leader, and contributor here in the Bay Area for over 20 years, and in Oakland since 2005. While news of receiving this award was a surprise and an honor to her, the rest of us are simply honored and delighted that she was recognized in this way.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Alameda County Arts Commission, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, and all the community members who submitted nominations so that all may be recognized for the importance of their work.
The award recipients will be honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors through a commendation ceremony presented in conjunction with the County’s celebration of California Arts Day and National Arts and Humanities Month on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.