Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Desert
Edwards Harris Center

FINE ARTS CREATIVITY AWARDS


2015 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Program

 

Making History: Past, Present, Future
April 3 – May 17, 2015
Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Graphics Center

The 25th annual Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Program exhibition opened on Friday, April 3, 2015 with the opening reception on Friday, April 10, 2015. Public and private high schools in the Coachella Valley and College of the Desert wereinvited to submit artworks that address the exhibition theme: Making History.

Entries were 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 received the Fine Arts Creativity Purchase Award and have be accessioned into the permanent Education Department Collection at the museum. In addition, several other generous monetary awards were presented. Each exhibiting student received a certificate of merit and a one-year family membership to the museum.

GEORGIA FOGELSON COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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.


Please contact Emily Culhan, Education Programs Manager, at eculhan@psmuseum.org or 760-322-4886 for more information about the program.

Prospectus


FACAS Prospectus

2014 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Exhibition
(Un)Known | (Des)Conocido
4.11.14-5.18.14

The 2014 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship program exhibition, (Un)Known | (Des)Conocido allowed students to explore a wide range of ideas. Some artists thought about the people, ideas, and causes that personally inspire them. When thinking about the known and the unknown, some artists thought about their futures, their fears, and their perspectives on a challenging and complex world. For some students, the theme provoked ideas about self-reliance while for others it led to a sense of discovery as they used their creative process to learn about themselves.

  


2013 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Exhibition
INSPIRATION(al) | INSPIRADOR
4.5.13-5.19.13

The 2013 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship program exhibition, INSPIRATION(al) | INSPIRADOR allowed students to explore a wide range of ideas. Some artists thought about the people, ideas, and causes that personally inspire them. Many students thought about how they want to be a source of inspiration through their actions and accomplishments. Other artists explored sources of inspiration that could be perceived as negative, but that they use to be a positive in their lives.

 


 

2012 FACAS

2012 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Exhibition
POWER | PODER
4.13.12-5.20.12

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 FACAS

2011 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Exhibition
Fantasy/Reality
4.15.11-5.22.11

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 FACAS

2010 Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Exhibition
Blurring Boundaries: Tradition | HD
4.2.08-5.23.08

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

Pasztor Wilma Rueda

Crystal Pasztor
Cathedral City High School
Art Transcending, glazed ceramic
2015 Fogelson Purchase Award

 

Wilma P. Rueda
College of the Desert
Birds Kept Falling, pastel, india ink, cotton thread, and paper on paper
2015 Fogelson Purchase Award
Bianca Garcia Diana Olvera

Bianca Garcia
Cathedral City High School
Time to Pretend, graphite on paper
2014 Fogelson Purchase Award

 

Diana Olvera
College of the Desert
I Wonder, acrylic on wood
2014 Fogelson Purchase Award