The Leigh Weimers Emerging Artists Awards is a program of the Rotary Club of San Jose created in honor and memory of the iconic Mercury News columnist who did so much to publicize and support the arts in Silicon Valley.

“I’m honored to work with many of Leigh’s friends to recognize emerging artists, which was something very close to his heart. We all miss him terribly, and he would be pleased to see his support of the arts and artists continue.”
Steve Borkenhagen, co-founder of the awards committee

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2022 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Thanks to everyone who applied.

2022 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Congratulations!

Lauren Halliwell   
musical artist
 
George Psarras
performance artist
 
Nick Rodrigues 
performance artist
 
Ji Young Yoon
visual artist
 

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