CVCAF Announces Scholarship Recipient at Shawnigan Lake School


Rancho Mirage, CA – June 20, 2011 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) today announced the recipient of the Caroline Victoria Arts Award this year is Kenny Wei, an 11th grade student at Shawnigan Lake School in British Columbia.

“The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarship is given each year to a Shawnigan Lake School student that exhibits outstanding talent in fine art,” said Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, president of CVCAF.  “We are so pleased to honor Kenny for his dedication and talent as a young artist.”

“Kenny has been part of the Shawnigan art program for the past two years,” said Don Rolston, director of Fine Arts at Shawnigan Lake School.  “He is very interested in all areas of the visual arts including drawing, painting, ceramics or computer graphics. Kenny spends many extra hours creating and designing new ideas, and is eager and enthusiastic and willing to experiment.”

The annual Shawnigan Lake School scholarship is based on merit as well as financial need and honors and a student that displays exceptional achievement in any creative form – fine art, music, film, photography or 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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