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Fort Myers Beach Art Association Student Scholarships Awarded

04/21/2011 at 4:12pm
FMB Art Association Student Scholarships Awarded
Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Student Scholarships Awarded

On Sunday April 17 students, parents, teachers and members of the art association gathered for a reception and awarding of the annual scholarships given to high school seniors going on to study art at a college or university. Senior students from Cypress Lake High Schol for the Arts and Cypress Lake High Schooleach submitted 6 pieces of art work in whatever mediums they chose. They were judged via their bios and their "body " of work, not on individual pieces of art by a panel of art association members. Work was on display for a week along with work from Cypress Lake Middle School art students and Beach Elementary School students.Smaller awards and ribbons were given to the middle and elementary school students.

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association, with a grant from the Town of Fort Myers Beach awarded First Place of $1000. to Anna Craig, Second Place, $900. to Alexandra Cox and Third Place $800. to Katy Herscher. These scholarships will be paid directly to the colleges or universities. Congratulations to all of the participants in this event.

Each year the art association holds Art Bazaars and sales of famous artist paintings along with special raffles to raise money to award these scholarships. It is important that the up and coming artists of the future be encouraged to pursue their art. FMBAA would like to thank the Town of Fort Myers Beach and all those who have supported the association in their efforts to promote the arts in our community.

Watch for announcements about theNovember 2011Paint the Beach...a plein air painting festival in the Town ofFort Myers Beach, Florida.Information will be on our website soon athttp://www.fortmyersbeachart.com/.

Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery summer hours are9-noonWednesday and Thursday.For more information call the gallery at 463-3909 or see our websiteatwww.fortmyersbeachart.com.

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association is located on the corner of Donora and Shellmound. East at the blinking light on Estero and Donora.