Pacific Art Foundation Awards Scholarships to LCAD's “Best of the Best”
Six students featured in the colleges Annual Student Juried Exhibition this past April have been selected by the Board of the Pacific Art Foundation as the “best of the best” in their majors to receive tuition scholarships.
The submissions were comprised of a wide range of mediums, expression, and skill that is representative of the five major fields of study - drawing & painting, illustration, graphic design, animation and game art. Student work was juried collectively by LCAD faculty, then by judges from the Pacific Art Foundation.
This Year’s Winners:
Drawing & Painting - Charity Oetgen (Junior)
Illustration - Melissa Chen (Sophomore)
Graphic Design - McKenzie Wensman (Freshman)
Animation - Jacqueline De Leon (Sophomore)
Game Art - Hai Hoang (Sophomore)
Honorable Mention - Yuri Matsubara (Junior)
Now in its eighth year, the scholarship program provides much-needed assistance to deserving students that excel in their major, enabling them to continue their studies and further their creative careers. Pacific Art Foundation Scholarship Chair Jay Slosar commented, “We used a rating system the enabled us to display and discuss the student works at our Board meeting. The Board was absolutely stunned by the quality of the submissions.” Scholarship funds come from proceeds of sales at the Foundation’s annual Meet the Artist event and personal donations by Board members.
The Pacific Art Foundation was established in 1994 with the mission to assemble a high quality, permanent collection of American artwork, including paintings, sculpture and works on paper. The collection is available for public viewing, by invitation and for scholarly research and loans to other artistic institutions. The overarching goal of the Foundation is promote an active education program dialogue that will expand the understanding and appreciation of art and art connoisseurship.