The CVCAF Announces Art Award Recipients at Palm Valley School


Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt – CVCAF, President

Rancho Mirage, CA – June 9, 2015 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) today announced that the annual Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Awards at Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA will be granted to Lauren Hall in Middle School, and Jade Yoon in Upper School.

“The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Awards are awarded annually to two students in middle and upper school at Palm Valley School who exhibit outstanding talent in fine art,” said Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, president of the CVCAF. “We are pleased to honor Lauren and Jade for their dedication and talent as artists.”

According to Rafael McGrew, Palm Valley art instructor, “Lauren Hall (Middle School recipient) is an avid animal lover, equestrian rider and phenomenal artist. She always challenges and questions the lessons and art movements to create her piece visioned. She creates art for herself and always creates at least three different pieces for each assignment. She goes above and beyond for each lesson taught in class and life.”

The CVCAF’s second art award recipient at Palm Valley is Jade Yoon. Ms. McGrew comments, “Jade is the quintessential artist. She is her worst critic and will redo everything she creates to achieve the highest standards. She is very prolific and is constantly creating her next best masterpiece. Her skills and talents are above her age and I can’t wait to see what she creates next. We will definitely see her work in the spotlight for years to come.”

The CVCAF Art award is paid annually from an endowment that was established at Palm Valley in March, 2004. The annual art awards are based on merit and financial need and is in recognition of two Palm Valley School recipients outstanding achievement in any creative form – fine art, music, film, photography, dance and theatre.

The purpose of the CVCAF art awards 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.

The CVCAF Art award is based on merit as well as financial need and is in recognition of an art student’s outstanding achievement in any creative form – fine art, music, film, photography and dance.

About the Caroline Victoria Arts Foundation

The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2006 to commemorate the artistic passion of Caroline Victoria Coldicutt.

The CVCAF offers three initiatives to inform and assist aspiring student artists about how they can implement their creative ideas that can positively impact their families, schools and communities. These initiatives include:

  • Offering financial support to young artists through art scholarships and awards at various schools in the US and Canada. Since 2006, the CVCAF has awarded over 70+ scholarships and awards to students at the following schools:
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, B.C.;
  • Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA;
  • Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA;
  • Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island, B.C.;
  • St. Margaret’s School, Palm Desert, CA; and
  • The Academy, Palm Desert, CA.

Providing funding for our CVCAF Arts Education Outreach Program which include sponsorship and partnering with numerous schools and organizations such as:

  • Aviva High School, Los Angeles – Summer Arts Program (a special education school for abused and neglected adolescent girls);
  • College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA – Fine arts department;
  • Creative Visions, Malibu, CA – “Rock Your World” arts education;
  • Dandelion School, Beijing, China – Art supplies for rural immigrant children;
  • Desert Christian School, Bermuda Dunes, CA – School arts program;
  • Diamonds in the Raw, Los Angeles – Film boot camp (for foster care and at-risk teen girls);
  • Guanyindang Primary School, Jingzhou, China –Art supplies for children;
  • Horrace Mann Middle School, Los Angeles, CA – School arts program;
  • John Thomas Dye, Bel Air, CA – School arts program;
  • LAA/Pegasus, Palm Desert, CA – Art auction;
  • Mary Pickford Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA – Film boot camp for at-risk students;
  • Mobile Film Classroom, Los Angeles, CA – Mobile film classroom for at-risk students; and
  • Our Father’s Home (Orphanage), Bali, Indonesia – Art supplies and related art material for children.

Funding for our scholarships, awards and arts education outreach are provided through sales of the following CVCAF programs:  

–    Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts, our hybrid tea rose, provides a lasting reminder of the beauty art brings to the lives of each and every one of us;

–    Mary Pickford – The Muse of the Movies, our dvd film documentary, won Best Film in the 2014 Universal Film Festival and a Satellite Award from the International Press Academy in 2009; and

–    CVCAF Gallery featuring artworks for sale by artists Alexandre Renoir, Alphonse Mucha, Jean Miro and Marc Chagall.

Introducing in late 2015 the Caroline Victoria Online Arts Festival (CVOAF), an initiative designed for student artists without boundaries. 

Your contribution or purchase directly supports the CVCAF’s goal toward becoming a self-sustaining organization that nurtures the creative spirit of young student artists.

For more information, please contact:

CVC Arts Foundation / CVCAF Gallery

73550 Alessandro Drive, Suite 201

Palm Desert, CA 92260





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