ArtsQuest Foundation Announces Full List of 2023 Linny Awardees

Winners will be honored on November 9 at 5 p.m. in the Musikfest Café

Bethlehem, PA, July 25, 2023 – The ArtsQuest Foundation announces its complete list of 2023 Linny awardees. The Linny Awards are presented to distinguished individuals from the region for their longtime commitment and dedication to the arts. The 2023 Linny Awards will be held in the Musikfest Café in the ArtsQuest Center starting with cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m. with awards, dinner and festivities from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Full List of 2023 Linny Awardees is listed below:

            Emerging Artist of the Year
            Sean Cousland
            Center Valley, PA

            Student Scholarship Award
            Isabelle Morales
            Visual Artist
            Bethlehem, PA

            Arts Educator of the Year
            Beth McFadden

            Bethlehem, PA – Liberty High School

            Visual Artists of the Year
            Dr. Lee Riley

            Visual Artist
            Bethlehem, PA

            Performing Artist of the Year
            Pablo Batista

            Bala Cynwyd, PA

            Lifetime Achievement Award
            Barb and the late Jack Yaissle

            Pottsville, PA

            Lifetime Achievement Award – Volunteer
            Chuck and Cindy Yeoman

            Williams Township, PA

            Philanthropy in the Arts Award
            Brenda and John McGlade

            Bethlehem, PA

            Business Supporter of the Arts Award
            Boyle Construction

            Lehigh Valley

Tickets are currently available for purchase at Individual event tickets are $225 for the event.

The Linny Awards also has select opportunities for sponsors who are interested in saluting these ‘rock stars’ of the Lehigh Valley’s art scene. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring an award or table at the 2023 awards ceremony, contact ArtsQuest Foundation Executive Director Selena Lavonier at

Winners for this year’s award ceremony were selected by the ArtsQuest Performing Arts Board, Visual Arts Board and the ArtsQuest Foundation Board of Trustees.

About the Linny Awards
Named after the late Marlene ‘Linny’ Fowler, a stained-glass artist and community leader who supported artists and arts organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley for more than a quarter century, the Linny Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the region’s flourishing arts community. The Linny’s are open to individuals living or working in Lehigh, Northampton, upper Bucks and upper Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Warren County in New Jersey.

Proceeds from the Linny Awards go to support the nonprofit ArtsQuest Foundation, which Fowler helped found in 2003. The foundation is focused on supporting and strengthening the long-term sustainability of ArtsQuest, the nonprofit that presents Musikfest and more than 4,000 other programs, events and educational classes annually for our region.

For complete information on the ArtsQuest Foundation and the Linny Awards, please visit .