Bob Buchsbaum Honored by Americans For The Arts
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading non-profit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has announced that Bob Buchsbaum, Chief Executive Officer of Blick Art Materials, will receive the 2016 BCA Leadership Award. Presented by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), a division of Americans for the Arts, the annual award recognizes individuals for their extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to supporting the arts and for encouraging other businesses to follow their lead.
Buchsbaum, a member of the NAMTA Board of Directors, joined Blick in 1996 and successfully restructured the company. Blick has more than 70 retail stores across the country, selling art materials that cater to the full spectrum of artists. Over the past 15 years, Blick has made financial contributions of at least $475,000 a year to programs and organizations that support the arts and arts education.
“I am honored to be named BCA’s 2016 Leadership Award honoree, in recognition of Blick’s long history of advocating for and supporting the arts,” said Buchsbaum. “We look forward to continuing our support of the Arts Action Fund in creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate the arts.”
BCA Leadership award honorees are selected by the BCA Executive Board. Buchsbaum will receive his award at the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America gala on October 5, 2016, a black-tie affair at the Loeb Boathouse in New York City’s Central Park.
You can read the full press release here: http://www.americansforthearts.org/news-room/press-releases/blick-art-materials-ceo-robert-buchsbaum-to-receive-bca-leadership-award-from-americans-for-the-arts
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