About The Awards

Celebrated every June, the prestigious Union City Artist Awards honor the most talented and dedicated artists from all disciplines who have contributed to Union City's artistic fabric. What makes this award so special is that it celebrates and accentuates an individual artist’s distinguished artistic career and his/hers many accomplishments.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The UCAA on "Live On Stage"

"Live On Stage" hosted by Lucio Fernandez. This episode features correspondent Judith Guerra covering the 2014 Union City Artist Awards… with: Edgar Gonzalez, Doug Salomone, Ardash Sahaghian, Dominico Caro, Eric Grossman, Jim Thalman, Leslie Mona-Mathus, Oswaldo Muniz, Mike Boldt, Glen Davis, Jon D'Amore, Miguel Del Valle, Marlene Forte, and June Ponte.

Watch it now:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPxzLQkgwiU

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Union City Artist Awards 2014

On Friday, June 20, 2014 the City of Union City hosted The Third Annual Union City Artist Awards.  This has become the most anticipated and most important art event held in the City... and the most elegant.  Each year, the event brings together a who's who from the arts community.  If you're an artist, this is the place to be seen. Held at the beautiful William V. Musto Cultural Center, the standing-room-only event began with a Red Carpet, followed by live music, refreshments, and the awards ceremony.

This year the elegant red carpet event featured live music by Mas Alla; a special performance by West Hudson Opera Company; as well as a photo exhibit by renowned Forbes Magazine photographer, Glen Davis

Union City Artist Awards 2014
Honorees


Ardash Sahaghian
Artisan of Professional Boxing Championship Belts & his family


Glen Davis
Photographer for Forbes Magazine & his family


Dominico Caro
Eric Grossman
Mike Boldt
Jim Thalman
Marlene Forte
Jon D'Amore
Oswaldo Muniz
June Ponte
Miguel Del Valle
Ronaldo Orlandoni
Leslie Mona-Mathus
Glen Davis
Ardash Sahaghian
Edgar Gonzalez

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Third Annual Union City Artist Awards


(Union City, NJ)  The Third Annual Union City Artist Awards will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City, New Jersey. Celebrating the best of the best in the arts. 

This will be an evening not to be missed!!!

The Union City Artist Awards
Friday, June 20, 2014
8:00 PM 
Red Carpet begins at 7:00 PM

William V. Musto Cultural Center
420 - 15th Street 
Union City, New Jersey

Free Admission
Refreshments
Dress to Impress

Free Parking at Colin Powell School
Garage Entrance on Palisade Avenue & 15th Street

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Union City Artist Awards 2013


The Second Annual Union City Artist Awards were held to a standing-room-only crowd on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City, New Jersey.  For the second year, the awards honored the most talented and dedicated artists from all disciplines who have contributed to Union City's artistic fabric. The elegant red carpet event featured live music by Havana Rumba Capitan and Rima Roja en Venus; as well as an art exhibit by Abby Levine

Elegance and talent galore adorned the Union City Museum of Art.  The atmosphere was electric and everyone left looking forward to next year's.


Presentation of City Proclamations
Bacan
&
Angel Premier Solis

Union City Artist Awards 2013 Recipients
Renoly Santiago
Jose Nuñez
Arian Blanco
Amado Mora
Gunes Akseki
Edgardo Davila
Prof. Antonio A. Acosta
Jahye Kim
Henry Ayala
Mauro John DeTrizio
Alberto Plummer "El Capitan"
Oswaldo Gomez "El Indio Araucano"
Susan Scherman
Luis Noboa
Josefina Farres
Nurys Capello

Union City Artist Awards 2012


The first ever Union City Artist Awards were held on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street in Union City, New Jersey.  The awards honored the most talented and dedicated artists from all disciplines who have contributed to Union City's artistic fabric. A special recognition was also given to legendary Latin percussionist Candido Camero, as well as City Proclamations to two renowned radio personalities

The elegant red carpet event featured live music by the group (U)nity, as well as guest performances by Alisa Peterson, soprano; Guadalupe Peraza, Mezzo-Soprano; John Jay Hebert, Lyric Tenor; and Craig Ketter on piano. In addition, the event showcased a wonderful art exhibit by Frank Guiller and Juan-Si Gonzalez.

Presentation of Key to the City
Mr. Candido Camero

Presentation of City Proclamations
Ino Gomez
&
Ernesto "Chico" Alvarez Peraza

Union City Artist Awards 2012 Recipients
Maria Rivas “Azuquita”
John Jay Hebert
Jose Ascanio “Pepito”, from “Fru Fru”
Jerry Pastore, Pastore Music
Kennedy’s Music World
George Mena, Love House Studios
Jane Pedler
Jay Gonzalez “The Actor of Poetry”
Rafael Palacios, Premio ARTE
Orlando Bru
Jerry Karabin, City Historian
The Grace Theatre Workshop, Teresita Diaz, President
Alberto Morgan
TapOle Dance Company
Ivan Acosta
Craig Radhuber
Julio Borges
Alma Peralta
Abby Levine
Jesus Rivera, QbaVa Gallery
“Pipo” Felipe Martinez, “Charanga 76”
Henry Perez, “Union Hill”
Leonel “Papo” Ortega, “Cubanoson”