The CVCAF Announces Art Scholarship Recipient at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt – CVCAF, President

Rancho Mirage, CA – June 27, 2015 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) today announced that the annual Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarship at Emily Carr University of Art + Design will be granted to Jaclyn Phillips.

“The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarship is awarded annually to a student at Emily Carr University of Art + Design who exhibits outstanding talent in fine art or design,” said Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, president of the CVCAF. “We are pleased to honor Jaclyn Phillips as this year’s scholarship recipient.

Ms. Phillips commented on her first year studies at Emily Carr, “I didn’t know what to expect of myself as a student (the first year) having been out of the classroom for so long, and was worried I’d maybe even made a mistake taking a step back from my earlier career. As soon as the classes began however, I was completely at home. The material we were learning I understood so easily and completely fell in love with it. I was so surprised to learn what it meant to be a designer, and to realize that it described me perfectly. I have an urgent need to problem solve and create, and found that I had come across a better fit than I could have hoped for. I spent many hours on my homework, but I really enjoyed it and even have a thirst to learn more. On my holidays now, I can’t help but pour over web tutorials for new software, practice my live drawing, and seek out others who are interested in design.”

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 Emily Carr University of Art + Design 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 Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Established in 1925 and based in Vancouver, BC, Emily Carr University of Art + Design is one of Canada’s oldest, premier post-secondary universities and the only university in BC that is dedicated solely to professional education and learning in the arts, media and design. One of the University’s roles is to act as an advocate for the arts and reinforce the need for public support. At every opportunity, the University promotes public understanding and appreciation of fine arts, media arts, and design for their significant impact on the well-being of our society.

Emily Carr’s alumni and faculty are among the most influential and important artists and designers working in their respective fields.  Graduates go on to careers in a variety of fields, and are regularly accepted into graduate studies programs in major universities and art institutions around the world.

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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