FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rancho Mirage, CA – June 22, 2011 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) today announced that Roxanna Gonzalez and Noah Jones are recipients of the Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarships at Marywood-Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, California.
“We are so pleased to award these two young talented students with scholarships for next year at Marywood-Palm Valley School,” said CVCAF President Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt. “This is such a great way to invest in the talents of young artists and inspire them to continue to pursue their craft.”
“Roxanna creates substantial art, and is a superb draftsman and brilliant conceptualist,” said Raphael McGrew, art instructor at Marywood-Palm Valley School. “Her work will definitely make a mark on the art world. Our second recipient Noah is a steadfast creator and is passionate about art and the world in which he sees it. He is a very prolific artist who pushes himself to higher standards and finds joy in creating all the time.”
The annual scholarship is based on merit as well as financial need and is in recognition of Marywood-Palm Valley student’s outstanding achievement in any creative form – fine art, music, film, photography and dance.
The purpose of the CVCAF scholarship award is to inspire students to reach their highest level of achievement in their art discipline and to encourage and support student artists toward their creative endeavors.
Since 2006, our foundation has gifted more than 25 art scholarships to students whose passion is painting and fine arts at these schools:
- Emily Carr University, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
- Marywood-Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA
- Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
- St. Margaret’s School, Palm Desert, CA
- Since 2008, CVCAF has gifted several grants to benefit students whose passion is filmmaking through the Mary Pickford Institute of Film Education, Los Angeles, CA.
- In 2011, CVCAF has gifted grants for art supplies at two schools in our China Arts Outreach Program – the Dandelion Middle School in Beijing which serves children of migrant laborers and an elementary school in Jingzou, the Guanyindang Primary School, serving needy students in the rural Sha Shi district.
About the Caroline Victoria Arts Foundation
The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation formed in 2006 to commemorate the artistic passion of Caroline Victoria Coldicutt. The CVCAF offers three main initiatives to inform and assist aspiring student artists about how they can implement their creative ideas that can positively impact their families, schools, communities and the world. Our philanthropic efforts include offering support to young artists through scholarships at various schools in Canada and the United States. The Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts provides funding of our endowment initiatives as well as provides a lasting reminder of the beauty art brings to the lives of each and every one of us. In late 2011, we will introduce our Caroline Victoria Online Arts Festival (CVOAF), an initiative designed for student artists without boundaries.
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