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 2021 Nereim Fine Arts Award applications will be due no later than April 23, 2021

Our 2020 Nereim Fine Arts Award Recipient

Meagan Alexis Stringer

The 2020 winner of the Nereim Fine Arts Award was given to Meagan Alexis Stringer, who received a $1,000 check from Heritage Arts Center Association. Meagan is a 2020 graduating senior at Zephyrhills High School, and was presented the certificate by Thaila Stilson, the Visual Arts Chair of the H.A.C.A. Board of Directors.

Meagan Stringer was inspired to draw by her talented father and by her supportive elementary school art teacher. She continued working on her artistic talent throughout her childhood, and now plans to enter the field of illustration at the Academy of Art University. Meagan wants to inspire people to explore what they can do with their art expression. She will be invited to display her art at next February’s “Moonlight and Ivory” concerts and art showings at the Women’s Club in Dade City.   Meagan was selected for this recognition from eight other highly accomplished local artists via a rigorous process.

2020 Winning Art Work- Submitted by Meagan Stringer