Each year the St. Lawrence County Arts Council recognizes someone in the North Country for their dedicated service to the Arts in our region. The names of these community leaders are engraved on a plaque that hangs in the SLC Arts offices in Potsdam.
Individuals who are nominated may not be artists themselves, but their passion, devotion, and work have made the North Country a better place through the Arts or a better place for artists to live, work, and create.














We are pleased to announce Mark Scott of Waddington as the recipient of our 2019 Arts Recognition Award!

The award was presented by Suzy McBroom, SLC Arts’ Executive Director, as a surprise to Mark Scott during SLC Arts’ Regional Arts Celebration on February 9, 2019.

Mark Scott was described in nominations as an “…enthusiastic, eager, dedicated, involved community member and businessman, who strongly and successfully promotes the Arts in the North Country. His ideas are innovative, and encompass diverse forms of art.”

Mark Scott is the business owner of Artworks Creperie Café in downtown Waddington which hosts and sells the work of area artisans. He was instrumental in the 2016 opening of Lake St. Lawrence Arts, an artist cooperative based in Waddington. Community members who recommended Mr. Scott for the award described his vision for Waddington, “…an art community, a place where artists can work, live and display their work….”

In addition to his Waddington-focused service to the arts, Mark Scott supported the arts across St. Lawrence County for years through the St. Lawrence County Arts Council (SLC Arts). Mark Scott served on the Board of Directors of SLC Arts from 2013-2018. He was the Board President from 2015-2017 and the Treasurer in 2018.

Congratulations, Mark!

Nominations for the 2020 Arts Recognition Award have not yet opened.

Nominations for the 2019 Arts Recognition Award were accepted through January 25, 2019, and were considered by SLC Arts’ Board of Directors.