The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, honored 29 student artists during a presentation and reception at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art last month. Selected as winners of the Foundation’s 2018 Art Scholarship Competition, each student received a scholarship, and had their winning art submissions displayed in the museum’s Family Resource Center.
“The Scholarship Foundation is pleased to recognize these talented young artists and provide them with opportunities to continue their studies and pursue their dreams,” says Barbara Robertson, interim president and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation. “This annual reception and exhibition is always inspiring. We are very proud of our role in encouraging local student artists to push themselves creatively and further hone their skills.”
Each year the Scholarship Foundation invites high school seniors in southern Santa Barbara County to submit a portfolio of original work for its art scholarship competition. A panel of prominent local artists judge the submissions at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House. This year, 70 student artists competed. The judges, Anthony Askew, Patti Jacquemain, and Judy Larson, made their decisions on March 1. Each winner receives a $2,500 scholarship, with the best of show winner receiving an additional $1,000 scholarship.
This year, the Schall Family Best of Show Prize was awarded to Miguel Sota from San Marcos High
School. Other 2018 art scholarship winners include:
Giovanna Ayala (Santa Barbara High School)
Violet Beraldo (Dos Pueblos)
Evan Boger (Providence High School)
Lela Brodie (San Marcos)
Katherine Buckley (Santa Barbara)
Mia Candy (San Marcos)
Jenavieve Carrisosa (Santa Barbara)
Pamela DeMaria (Dos Pueblos)
David Eastwood (Dos Pueblos)
Jeanette Fantone (Carpinteria)
Hope Figgins (Santa Barbara)
Elena Ibbetson (Dos Pueblos)
Christian Jacinto (San Marcos)
Cooper Jasiorkowski (Dos Pueblos)
Janelle Knight (Santa Barbara)
Lauren Lemus (Dos Pueblos)
Lily Linz (Santa Barbara)
Aime Luna (Dos Pueblos)
Tess Oakley (San Marcos)
Quinn Pendergast (Santa Barbara)
Natalie Perez (Dos Pueblos)
Kalen Sabean (Carpinteria)
Ilana Shapiro (Dos Pueblos)
Benjamin Speirs (Santa Barbara)
Layla Stoutenborough (San Marcos)
Mikaela Torres (Carpinteria)
Kristin Trent (San Marcos)
Amanda Weymouth (Santa Barbara).
Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients!
For more information, visit www.sbscholarship.org.
— Jessica Morelli