LUCINDALE Area School teacher and local artist Jojo Spook has been nominated in the 2014 Regional Awards sponsored by Brand SA.
She is up for the Brand SA Limestone Coast Regional Art Award - an accolade she is no stranger to.
"It's always rewarding to be acknowledged for your passion and dedication, especially in a difficult field like the arts," Ms Spook said.
"Being an artist takes on many roles within a community."
Ms Spook teaches high school students art and technical studies, takes on various community art workshops and has written grants for a number of community groups.
Each year she develops a new body of work to exhibit - something which requires a personal journey of ideas and concepts through experimentation and research.
She said she was grateful to have been recognised for her art on more than one occassion.
"It demonstrates that I have been acknowledged for my constant support, redeveloping my skills as an established artist and my contribution to community and education," she said.
"Being nominated is enough, receiving the award is a bonus, it proves I am doing the best I can within my field.
"Having a section of the regional awards for art is important as it encourages others to not only participate but also encourage greater success within a growing field."
"Arts is growing all the time and an award dedicated to this in the SE is important.
"There are plenty of established artists in the SE that need to be acknowledged."
Last year Ms Spook was awarded a State teaching award for "Inspirational Teacher" and made it through to the national finals.
She has a number of projects in the works including a dog lovers event in Robe called "Barking Mad" where she will launch her own colouring book.
The 2014 Limestone Coast Regional Awards night will be held in Mount Gambier in October.