Janis Hubble Vanderpool was selected as “Volunteer of the Year” by the Texas Festivals & Events Association (TFEA) at their annual conference in San Antonio. She was nominated by the Lubbock Arts Alliance for her volunteer efforts on behalf of the organization and its marquee project the Lubbock Arts Festival.
“Volunteer of the Year” is one of the “TFEA Professional Awards” which recognize, honor, and reward outstanding accomplishments, and service to festivals and events across Texas. Selection criteria include leadership, significant depth of involvement, initiative, dependability, and enthusiasm.
In her service on the Board of Directors for the Lubbock Arts Alliance, Janis Hubble Vanderpool has proven to be a devoted member of the leadership team for the Lubbock Arts Festival, helping the event become the largest fine art and fine craft show in West Texas.
She has used her influence to bring new artists, arts organization, and sponsors into the Lubbock Arts Festival and currently chairs the Demonstrating Artist Area where she recruits, schedules, and facilitates unique and different artistic experiences. As one of the most popular attractions at the Lubbock Arts Festival, the Demonstrating Artist Area allows education and appreciation in the fine arts by allowing patrons the opportunity to see art being made and participate in the process.
Hubble Vanderpool has served in management, fundraising, logistics and marketing roles for numerous charitable endeavors. She founded the Llano Estacado Clay Guild and their signature event, “The Wine & Clay Festival,” which will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022. She parlays her business savvy into making each event a success, while shying away from any credit or praise.
Elizabeth Grigsby, Executive Director for the Lubbock Arts Alliance, says “Janis truly has a servant’s heart and works for the betterment of those causes which she holds near and dear; more especially those with an emphasis on the art and arts education. She is amazing in every way and deserves to be honored as ‘Volunteer of the Year’.”
TFEA is a professional trade association for festivals and events planners, volunteers, and suppliers from across the Texas. It is an official affiliate of the International Festivals & Events Association, the premiere professional association supporting festival and event leaders worldwide.