CVC Announces Art Scholarship Recipient at Idyllwild Arts Academy


Contact: Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt   CVCAF, President

 The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation Announces Art Scholarship Recipient at Idyllwild Arts Academy

 Rancho Mirage, CA – December 7, 2016 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) today announced that its annual Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Scholarship Award will be granted to Shahlyela Pourier-Eyre, an 11th grade, theatre major at Idyllwild from Hermosa, South Dakota.

“Shahlyela encompasses the true significance of what it means to be a creative artist,” said Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, president of the CVCAF. We are thrilled she is our CVCAF art scholarship winner this year at Idyllwild.”

According to Shalyela’s dad, Chris Eyere, Chair of the Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, “As a fellow educator with over 300 majors of my own, I understand the responsibility to the needs of one’s families. Shahela is getting what she needs there (Idyllwild Arts) and being challenged so we are incredible grateful for the CVC Arts Foundation scholarship.”   Shalyela adds, “Art is a huge part of my culture and has always been a traditional practice that I have been lucky enough to share with my family. With this scholarship, I will be able to continue to work hard in academics, art and be prepared for college and beyond. I am so grateful to the CVC Arts Foundation and everyone who has helped contribute to this important step in my life.”

The CVCAF Art scholarship is paid annually from an endowment that was established at Idyllwild Arts Academy in January 2011. The annual award is based on artistic merit as well as financial need and is in recognition of an Idyllwild Arts student’s outstanding achievement in any creative form – fine art, music, film, theatre and dance.


About Idyllwild Arts Academy

The Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA provides pre-professional training in the arts and a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum to a diverse student body of 300 gifted young artists from over 40 countries. Idyllwild offers a disciplined college preparatory program for grades 9-12 and post-graduates along with world-class training in creative writing, dance, film & video, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre and visual art.

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 50 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
  • Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver, Island, British Columbia
  • The Academy, Palm Desert, CA


About the CVC 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 (1987 – 2004). 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 2017, we will introduce our CVC ARTS FEST, an initiative designed for student artists without boundaries.  For more information about CVCAF or to make a donation, please visit

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