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Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

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2008: Ninth Annual Gualala Arts
Young Artists Scholarships

Awards in the amount of $1,000 each were made to the following:

Brady Klopfer Brady Klopfer, resident of Gualala, who will enroll at Whitman College to study theater and writing. Brady has already amassed an impressive resumé of theater related work, as well as creative writing and journalism. He has been home schooled and has availed himself of classes and activities at Point Arena High School where he participated in sports, and Pacific Coast Charter High School.

Katie Lewis Katie Lewis, resident of Elk, graduates from Mendocino High School and Mendocino Community High School. She has selected Warren Wilson College in North Carolina to pursue her avid interests in writing, painting, and drawing. Currently, she is completing an illustrated young person's novel which she will complete and self-publish this spring.

Ariel Majorana will enroll at California State University San Francisco in the fall to begin her studies in design and related fields of art with the goal of preparing to be a teacher of art. She graduates from Point Arena High School, where she has been active in plays and musicals. She appeared in Art Center Theater's "Anne Frank." She has explored and been productive in a variety of media.

Christina Rowland's ambition is to be an art curator. She will enroll at California State University Chico in the fall. She graduates from Pacific Coast Charter High School. Her interests lie in several fields of art, led by painting at the present, and has had the experience of a solo show of her paintings at a Point Arena art gallery. At Chico she will study art history and gallery management as well as painting and other media.

Hanna Wiemeyer Hanna Wiemeyer, in addition to posting a distinguished academic record at Pacific Coast Charter High School, has seriously pursued her interests and talents in dance and music. Piano is her instrument. She considers art and creativity central to her life, and will continue her explorations and work at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

This year is the ninth year of the Gualala Arts Young Artists Scholarship Program in its present format. Scholarships amounting to a total of $35,750 have been awarded to 34 talented young artists residing in Gualala Arts' region. Awards have been made in a wide variety of fields of art, and recipients have gone on to study at colleges and universities near and far.

Along with the Art Scholarships being a clear demonstration of Gualala Arts' commitment to its mission, to a young artist, a scholarship award is both an affirmation of talent and ambition but also a very demonstrable, practical assist in the form of money.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

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