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Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

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2011: Twelfth Annual Gualala Arts
Young Artists Scholarships

Gualala Arts has awarded scholarships of $1,150 each to two outstanding young local high school students. We are delighted to be able to provide scholarships for these two excellent students.

2011 Young Artists Scholarships
L to R: Hal Fogel, scholarship committee, Marlee Little, scholarship recipient, Gualala Arts Executive Director 'Sus' Susalla, Jennifer Kronk, recipient and Nancy Kyle, scholarship committee.
Marlee Little has been active in Gualala Arts productions and in musical events at Point Arena High School where she will be graduating in June. Marlee is planning to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder and she is still undecided on her major. She is a talented alto saxophone artist and singer and she knows that music will always play an important part in her life. She is particularly interested in jazz and plans to take classes in music theory.

Jennifer Kronk is a talented visual artist who is graduating this year from Pacific Community Charter High School. She has studied drawing and painting with Drew Fagan and taken advanced art classes at her high school. She also loves drama and has participated in school plays. Jennifer will be attending UC Davis and want to study art and marine biology.

Since the Young Artists Scholarship Program was launched in 2000, Gualala Arts has encouraged local talent with the award of more than 30 scholarships, totaling more than $35,000. Awards go to young and talented graduating seniors with a strong commitment and a record of achievement and distinction in their fields of art. Eligibility also includes local residency and firm, realistic plans to further a career in the arts. Applicants submit a written application, school records, letters of support, and for the finalists, bring examples of their work to an interview.

"This scholarship is a wonderful way to encourage young artists," said Nancy Kyle, Adelle Platt and Hal Fogel of the Gualala Arts Awards Committee, "and to fulfill Gualala Arts' mission. The scholarships help to support the career development of our local talent by first, recognizing and honoring a young person's commitment to a chosen field of art, and second, by helping with the considerable expenses of further study."

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
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