Nereim Fine Arts Award

The Nereim Fine Arts Awards, In honor of founding Board Members Gordon and jean Nereim.

Each year Heritage Arts Center Association awards $1,000 to a High School Senior from East Pasco County who submits artwork (painting, sculpture, drawings or photography) in our Nereim Visual Arts competition.  

The Nereim Award was named in honor of Gordon and Jean Nereim, who were the founding Board Members of HACA. They were both lost in a tragic automobile accident in Dade City.  Their love of the Arts lives on through this award.

The 2023 submissions will be due on March 31, 2023. Enrollment will begin January 1, 2023.

Our 2022 Nereim Fine Arts Award Recipient is

Erin Caffarelli

This year the award was presented to Erin Caffarelli of Zephyrhills High School. After graduation she hopes to study Mechanical Engineering.
Her artwork is a sculpture using sculpey, resin, wire, birchwood and acrylics

 Erin’s work will be featured at our Heritage Art’s “Moonlight and Ivory” concerts and art show, held annually at Dade City’s Woman’s Club. This Year our Moonlight and Ivory show is scheduled on November 5, 2022.  More information about that event, and the organization, may be found at  

Congratulations Erin on your winning artwork!