LeMoyne Arts Offers Art Education College Scholarships
Mahaska Whitley Student Exhibition: High School Art & Senior Portfolio Competition
Exhibition on view March 8 – March 30, 2019
Tallahassee, FL – (February 8, 2019) High School students in Leon County have a unique opportunity to help fund their college education by competing their artistic endeavors against those of their peers. LeMoyne Arts will be hosting the 32nd annual Mahaska Whitley Student Exhibition: High School Art & Senior Portfolio Competition from March 8 – March 31. Over 600 students, teachers and guests will attend the opening reception and award ceremony on the evening of March 7 from 5 - 7:30PM at LeMoyne Arts.
This local tradition is open to all Leon County high school age students from public, private and home schools to participate. The top award winners of the Senior Portfolio competition receive scholarships to college. The award categories include; Emerging, General and Senior. Special recognition is also awarded in Photography and Founder’s awards. Last year a new award, "No Place for Hate," was added.
This year will debut the Matt Callahan Memorial Scholarship Fund established in memory of Matt Callahan, a talented artist who tragically lost his life in 2018. His family and friends established a legacy scholarship program in Matt’s name, which will be awarded annually. Matt always credited winning the top award in 1996, at the High School Competition as the “breakout” event in his young career as an artist. LeMoyne Arts President, Kelly Dozier said, “We are honored to provide a professional venue and scholarship program awarding funds annually to inspire and support young aspiring artists in our community.”
“This year in addition to the Matt Callahan Scholarship, we will award another talented art student through the generosity of the Ann Kirn Memorial Scholarship Fund,” said Lee Ortega, LeMoyne’s executive director. “We’re able to provide several scholarships through gifts from friends of LeMoyne Arts and the High School Competition including Mad Dog Construction, Capital City Bank and Conn Architects.” Ortega added.
Founded in 1963, LeMoyne Arts is a fine art gallery and venue for art education and appreciation activity for the citizens of north Florida and South Georgia. It promotes and advances education, interest and participation in the contemporary visual arts. The Lemoyne Arts complex covers nearly an acre in downtown Tallahassee and encompasses the restored 1854 antebellum Meginnis-Monroe House, an education annex and lush sculpture garden.
For additional information about the Mahaska Whitley Student Exhibition: High School Art & Senior Portfolio Competition, its scholarship program and LeMoyne Arts visit: www.lemoyne.org
Photos by Jade Lenkersdorf