The CVCAF Announces Art Scholarship Recipient at Shawnigan Lake School


Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt – CVCAF, President

Rancho Mirage, CA – June 27, 2015 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) today announced that its annual Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarship recipient at Shawnigan Lake School is 11th grade student, Peter Wang.

“The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarship is given each year to a Shawnigan Lake School student who exhibits outstanding talent in fine art,” said Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, president of the CVCAF. “We are pleased to honor Peter Wang as this year’s scholarship recipient.

According to Don Ralston, Director of Fine Arts, “Peter is a very active and talented member of the art program for the last two years at Shawnigan. His drawing skills are strong, and he is passionate and driven to produce visual images.”


”I appreciate Peter’s humble / teachable spirit. He is a dedicated worker and not afraid to try new styles and mediums. Next year he will be enrolled in the Advanced Placement Art program where he will need to complete a portfolio of 29 pieces.”

The CVCAF Art Scholarship is made available to a student(s) who has demonstrated outstanding artistic merit and is paid annually from an endowment that was established at Shawnigan Lake School in 2008. The purpose of the CVCAF art scholarship 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.

About Shawnigan Lake School

A boarding school committed to every aspect of a complete education, Shawnigan Lake School leads young people in the pursuit of personal excellence. Its rural setting, north of Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island, provides an idyllic location for a learning community of grades 8 – 12 designed to discover and develop the confidence and talents of every student.

The fine arts play a vital role in the development of Shawnigan students. Emphasis falls on personal growth and the development of life-long skills. We encourage students to try a variety of fine arts during their Shawnigan careers, and many achieve a stunning level of excellence. Shawnigan’s superb studio facilities are available to the students seven days a week. Throughout the year, performance students are involved in concerts and festivals both locally and nationally. The visual arts also showcase student talents through national competitions and local galleries.

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 is dedicated to arts education. We offer 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:

1) Offering financial support to students 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.
  • Margaret’s School, Palm Desert, CA
  • The Academy, Palm Desert, CA

2) Providing funding for our CVCAF Arts Education Outreach Program which include sponsorship and partnering with numerous schools and organizations including:

  • 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.

 3) 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 everyone 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 by the International Press Academy in 2009;
  • CVCAF Gallery showcases our donated artworks for sale featuring artists such as Alexandre Renoir, Alphonse Mucha, Jean Mirò 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 of our rose, dvd or any donated art directly supports the CVCAF’s goal toward becoming a self-sustaining organization that nurtures the creative spirit of student artists. For more information, please contact:

CVC Arts Foundation

73550 Alessandro Drive, Suite 201

Palm Desert, CA 92260





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