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Gualala Arts

Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

Archive of past events: 2004 through 2014

2009: Tenth Annual Gualala Arts
Young Artists Scholarships

Gualala Arts has awarded four scholarships of $1,200 each to outstanding and accomplished local young artists and performers.

Amanda Davies, Point Arena High School, will major in studio art with an emphasis on drawing and illustration at Sonoma State University. Olivia Harrison, home schooled, will study theater arts and music at Snow College. Keelyn O'Brien, Point Arena High School, will study music, vocal jazz, and performing arts at Sonoma State University. Aubrey Power, Pacific Coast Charter High School, will use her scholarship at University of California, Santa Cruz to study visual arts with an emphasis on illustration.

Chester and Shirley Case, retiring after ten years as co-chairs of the Scholarship Committee, observe that in the decade the Young Artists Scholarship Program has operated in its present form, a total of $40,550 has been awarded to 38 talented graduating seniors. Awards have been made to graduates of Point Arena High School, Mendocino High School, Pacific Coast Charter High School, Coast Community High School, as well as home schooled graduates. They recalled that over the decade awards have helped talented young men and women pursue their aspirations in a broad variety of the arts at a wide range of colleges and universities.

Gualala Arts can be rightfully proud of the Young Artist Scholarship Program, the Cases said. "Gualala Arts' commitment to cultivating young talent is a resounding fulfillment of its mission of promoting interest and participation in the arts." They added, "It has been most rewarding to meet and talk with these fine young people over the years."

Nancy Kyle, member of the Gualala Arts Board of Directors and the Scholarship Committee, is the new chair.

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