FINE ARTS CREATIVITY AWARDS
2013 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Program
April 5 – May 19, 2013
Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Graphics Center
The 23rd annual Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Program exhibition will open on Friday, April 5, 2013. Public and private high schools in the Coachella Valley and College of the Desert are invited to submit artworks that address the exhibition theme: INSPIRATION(al).
Entries are juried by museum professionals and local artists. Jurors considered the creative interpretation of the theme, technical ability, originality, and an imaginative communication of ideas and emotions when making their selections.
The Fine Arts program provides the opportunity for young artists to participate in a juried exhibition and to have their artwork displayed in a professional manner in the museum’s galleries. Each year the variety of student artwork submitted and the statements they make are unique and thought-provoking.
Two artworks will receive the Fine Arts Creativity Purchase Award and will be accessioned into the permanent Education Department Collection at the museum. In addition, several other generous monetary awards will be presented. Each exhibiting student received a certificate of merit and a one-year family membership to the museum.
Please contact Emily Culhan, Education Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-322-4886 for more information about the program.
GEORGIA FOGELSON COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Georgia Fogelson is on the Board of Trustees and a docent at the museum as well as a generous supporter of many educational programs. Georgia has been funding the college scholarship program for the past ten years and is deeply dedicated to helping graduating seniors as they pursue an education in the Visual Arts.
Scholarship winners left to right:
ELLYNN SMITH COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
Ellynn Smith has been a member of the museum for ten years and is an active participant in the Museum Service Council. Ellynn is particularly interested in helping a student who wants to use their artwork to help their community and make the world a better place.
FINE ARTS CREATIVITY AWARDS EXHIBITION WINNERS
Francisco Hernandez, College of the Desert
Lilly Johnson, Palm Springs High School
|Cathedral City High School
Le Parkour, digital photograph
Joe and Pamela Bonino Prize for Photographic Creativity
Coachella Valley High School
College of the Desert
Desert Hot Springs Alternative Center
Desert Hot Springs High School
Indio High School
|La Familia High School
Sunset, tempera and colored pencil on paper
Judy Nemer Sklar Award
La Quinta High School
Mt. San Jacinto High School
Palm Desert High School
Palm Springs High School
Shadow Hills High School
Xavier College Preparatory High School
2012 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Exhibition
The 2012 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship program exhibition, POWER | PODER allowed students to explore a wide range of ideas. Some artists thought very personally about the theme and how issues of power are an important, and sometimes detrimental, aspect of their lives. Others thought in broader terms and explored how power impacts the world in a global and political way. Many students explored the responsibility that comes with having power and the consequences of power unchecked.
2011 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Exhibition
The 2011 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship exhibition, Fantasy / Reality allowed students to explore a wide range of ideas. Some artists thought very personally about the theme and how fantasy is an important, and sometimes dangerous, aspect of their lives. Others explored the idea of reality and what that means in terms of their families, friends, relationships, and future aspirations. Most students addressed the duality of the theme and explored the ways in which fantasy and reality are intricately tied together.
2010 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Exhibition
The 2010 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship exhibition, Blurring Boundaries: Tradition | HD, allowed students to explore the role that boundaries play in their lives and in the world. Some artists thought very personally about the boundaries that they face in their lives, both positively and negatively. Others explored ideas about technology and how technological advancement has been both a source of wonder and of destruction. Some artists thought about boundaries on a global, social and political level. Many of the artists in the exhibition blurred the boundaries between art styles, genres, and mediums.
The Fine Arts Creativity Awards Program was establish in memory of Janet Anathan by Jim Anathan.
Georgia Fogelson, a Trustee of the Palm Springs Art Museum, established the Scholarship Program to provide opportunities for students to develop their talents.
Additional funding provided by U.S. Bank and The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation.
PAST EXHIBITION WINNERS
College of the Desert
Big Bore Triumph, steel, copper and horsehair
2011 Fine Arts Creativity Purchase Award
Mt. San Jacinto High School
The Maiden’s Beast, watercolor on paper
2010 Fine Arts Creativity Purchase Award
Jose Cordero Rocha