Story last updated at 7/8/2009 - 11:37 am
JUNEAU - The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the recipients of the 2009 Fine Arts Scholarships. The Council offers scholarship programs, using funds raised through fundraising activities such as Wearable Arts as well as funds entrusted to them by other groups for designated purposes, to assist students who show particular merit in their artistic studies. Students apply and audition for the scholarships in the spring. The auditions are adjudicated by community artists selected for their background in the arts and education.
This year's award winners are:
Advanced Art Achievement Award, $500 each awarded to graduating seniors: Franz Felkl, violin, plans to attend the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), as a music education major; and Jon Hays, piano, plans to attend Southern Oregon University as a music major.
Jane Stewart Memorial Music Scholarship Award, $500, awarded to the student deemed best overall musician: Franz Felkl, violin
Juneau Symphony Orchestral Award, $600, for best orchestral instrument musician: Franz Felkl, violin.
Peter Barrett Memorial Photography Scholarship, $250, for best photographer: Jayleen Beedle.
Mac Behrends Award for Creative Writing, $250, for best writer: Dawson Walker
Fine Arts Scholarship, varying amounts, ranging from $200 to $400, for exceptional merit in the arts: Nate Johnson, guitarist, will use his scholarship to continue his lessons; Lindsay Clark, violinist, will purchase a digital recorder; Ethan Seid, violinist, will purchase a new full-sized violin; Guy Unzicker, jazz bassist, will use his scholarship to help purchase a new bass; Maggie Ross, pianist, will continue her private lessons and take a master class with Dr. Tutunov; David Miller, guitarist and violinist, will purchase a an acoustic classical guitar; Auri Clark, violinist, will purchase a bow for her violin; Ruby Steedle, violinist, will also purchase a bow for her violin; Calder Otsea, violinist, will use his scholarship to help cover the costs of lessons and ensemble tuition; Jacob Sanders, violinist, will purchase a bow for his violin; Denali Shapland, violinist, plans to attend the Oregon Suzuki Institute this summer; Colin Zheng, violinist, for lessons and ensemble tuition; Leo Steedle, bassist, plans to purchase an acoustic bass pick-up and pre-amp; Adriana Botelho, guitarist, will purchase an electric guitar; Kylan Quick, banjo player, will use the funding to continue his lessons; Alaska's Kit, vocalist and pianist, will attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp this summer; Chantel Eckland, guitarist, will continue her lessons; Rachel Donohoe, photographer, will purchase a new camera; Patrice DeAsis, Chilkat weaver, will continue her weaving lessons; Carolyn Cummins, visual artist, will purchase art materials; Jayleen Beedle, photographer, will purchase a professional flash; Sidney Browning, visual artist, will attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp this summer; Nicole Solanoy, dancer, will travel to dance competitions in Washington and Nevada; Kiana Ford, dancer, will attend the Academy of Dance (Joffery Ballet) summer dance program; Marie New, dancer, will attend the Piping Hot Summer Drummer summer school; Teslin Benedict, creative writer, will attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp this summer; and Dawson Walker, visual artist working in animation, will attend the Savannah School of Art and Design Summer Seminars.
For more information, visit www.jahc.org.