CVCAF Announces its 2019 Art Scholarship Recipient at Shawnigan Lake School


Palm Desert, CA – October 29, 2019 – 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, Selena Lee.

“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 Selena Lee as this year’s scholarship recipient.

According to Vikki Agate, Director of Fine Arts, “Selena is passionately interested in the visual arts. She is working on her Advanced Placement Studio Art portfolio in preparation for post-secondary art school.”

The CVCAF Art Scholarship is made available to a student 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 (1987 – 2004).

The CVCAF is dedicated to arts education. We offer 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.

Funding for our art scholarships are from endowments made to four schools in the US and Canada:  Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA;  Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA; Shawnigan Lake School, Shawnigan Lake, BC; and Emily Carr University Art + Design, Vancouver, B.C.

Funding for our art awards and arts education outreach are provide through sales of the following CVCAF programs:

CVCAF Gallery showcases our donated artworks for sale featuring artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Alexandra Nechita, Fabian Perez and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Caroline Victoria Rose for the Arts 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 feature film documentary narrated by Michael York, has been gifted to over 200 college and university libraries in the US and Canada to support student film education.  Our film documentary was aired on Truner Classic Movies in 2016 and 2018 (receiving a first-ballot Emmy nomination) as well as winning an honorary Satellite award and Best Film award at the Universal Film Festival.  DVD sales provide funding for art outreach programs.

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:

Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, President

CVC Arts Foundation

74-140 El Paseo

Palm Desert, CA 92260



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