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Protection programs: Gary Clements among Arkansas Preservation Awards winners

by Cary Jenkins | February 13, 2022 at 2:18 a.m.
Mark Magie, Annette Murry, Gary and Ann Clements on 01/28/2022 at the Preserve Arkansas Awards held at the Governor's Mansion. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Cary Jenkins)


Preserve Arkansas honored Gary Clements with the Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement on Jan. 28 at the Arkansas Preservation Awards. The dinner and program were held at the Governor's Mansion.

After a reception and welcome by executive director Rachel Patton, guests enjoyed a dinner followed by an awards program introduced by board president Hunter Windle. David Ware served as master of ceremonies.

Other awards presented and their winners were:

Excellence in Heritage Preservation: Washington County Oral History Project;

Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation: the Old Jail B&B at Historic Washington State Park owned by Arkansas Dept. of Parks, Heritage and Tourism;

Excellence in Preservation through Restoration: Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Morrilton, owned by the Crow Group Inc.;

Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education: Bob Keltner of Little Rock for his short film, "Knoopy and Kavanaugh: Back in the Old Neighborhood";

Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Advocacy: Marshall Ray of Jacksonville for his work championing training in preservation trades;

Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication: "Arkansas Made: A Survey of the Decorative, Mechanical, and Fine Arts Produced in Arkansas through 1950, 2nd Edition," by Swannee Bennett, Jennifer Carman and William B. Worthen;

Excellence in Personal Project: James and Ann Ballard Bryan of Little Rock for the Marshall House;

Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse: The ARTSpace and ARTWORKS on Main in Pine Bluff, owned by Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas;

Outstanding Preservation Reporting in the Media: Jim Pfeifer of Little Rock for regular articles in "Hillcrest Life" and "Heights Living" magazines;

Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Setting: Hill Station in Little Rock, owned by Little Gidding LLC;

Outstanding Work by a Craftsperson: Justin Elbert of Little Rock for his work on the Marshall House;

Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation: The Events Center at Fairview Park, Camden.

-- Story and photos by Cary Jenkins


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