CVCAF announces two Art Scholarship/Award recipients at Idyllwild Arts Academy


Palm Desert, CA – December 3, 2019 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) today announced that its annual Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarship/Award recipients at Idyllwild Arts Academy are Chansik Kim, a visual arts major from Seoul, South Korea and Yujia “Yuga” Li, a visual arts major from Schenzhen, China.

“The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Art Scholarship/Awards are given each year to two Idyllwild arts students who exhibit outstanding talent in visual arts, music, dance, media/film or photography,” said Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, president of the CVCAF. “We are very pleased to honor Chansik Kim and Yuga Li as this year’s recipients.  Of note, Chansik’s artwork, Ants, was on display at the Melissa Morgan Fine Art exhibit in Palm Desert in April.  Yuga graduated this year from Idyllwild Arts and is currently attending Rhode Island School of Design.

David Reid-Marr, Chair of the Visual Arts Department, spoke of Chansik’s growth this year:  “Chansik is in a very good position for his junior year and the creation of a portfolio for college.  He has found a way of approaching the medium which is authentic and original.  His artwork shows the natural undulation of an artist’s mind.  How at times there can be an expansion of free-flowing thought or, at other times, a precise focus.  I look forward to working with him next year to see where this creative journey takes him.”

Pamela Jordan, President and Head of School, had this to say about Yuga: “[Yuga] is described by her teachers as an altruistic, compassionate and empathetic artist.  For her senior show this year [2019], she painted over her best piece for the year which was about her identity.  She has an incredible work ethic and is known to keep working until she’s done.  She is excellent in ceramics and other mediums and generously speaks about the work of her peers.  Her teachers often say she works at a graduate level.  One teacher even went as far as to say ‘she’s the best painter I’ve ever seen in my career.’”

The CVCAF Art Scholarship/Awards are made available to students who have demonstrated outstanding artistic merit. It is paid annually from an endowment that was established at Idyllwild Arts Academy in 2008.  The purpose of the CVCAF art scholarship/awards are to enhance our future generations of artists. In the trajectory of years to come, these young minds are the foundation in which we build a passion for change.  Just as we are stepping stones for them – to rise up and take action – so will they be stepping stones for the young artists that follow.

CVC Arts Foundation, a 501c3 arts foundation, can be the positive change we want to see in the world – 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.

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, President

CVC Arts Foundation

74-140 El Paseo

Palm Desert, CA 92260

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