Fourteen students pursuing higher education degrees in the visual arts were awarded scholarships by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation for 2018.
To earn these scholarships, students complete an application, present a portfolio of their work, are interviewed by foundation members, then are selected based on established criteria. Students can re-apply each year that they are enrolled in a visual arts program.
From the Edmonds School District, new scholarship winners are Julia Ball, Georgia Neill and Tesla Kawakami. Kawakami also received the Samataro Award, a grant given every year from the Samataro family to a fine arts major.
From Edmonds Community College, new winners are Kevin Ng, Nathan Choi, Nazar Patriy and Lorenzo Townsend.
Students renewing their scholarships at the higher education level are Rachel Bragg, JiEon Lee, Ji Seon Lee, Hannah Noh, Stephen Smith, Trisha Spicer and Ginger Wilson.
Scholarship winners were honored at a reception for family, friends and educational instructors on May 23 at ArtWorks in Edmonds. Each of the students will have their work on exhibit in the Paintings Gallery, inside the Anderson Center during the Edmonds Arts Festival.
The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation gives more than $60,000 annually for art scholarships, educational grants to schools, and community grants to area non-profits. The foundation has also awarded more than $1 million for public art installations and special projects throughout Edmonds.
All profit from the annual Edmonds Arts Festival goes toward funding the foundation’s programs. Festival dates are June 15, 16 and 17. Learn more at www.edmondsartsfestival.com.