The Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Awards in the Visual Arts are intended to encourage the careers of visual arts students and professionals. Alpay Awards focus on traditional media, such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, graphic design and illustration. Not included are film, video or performance art, art history or art education. Emphasizing artistic excellence, the program has awarded more than $150,000 during its 15 years. In all, 149 students and artists have received awards.
Maximum awards are $3,000 for MFA candidates and $2,500 for both current college undergraduates and new high school graduates. Students must be majoring in the visual arts. Also, awards of up to $2,000 are available for working artists and of up to $500 for art supplies and classes for youth (up to high school juniors). The selection committee annually determines the number, type and value of awards in each category based on the quality of the applicants.
The following links provide more information on the Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Awards:2013 Announcemet Letter
2013 Scholarship Informtion
2013 Applications are now available and due at the end of the following February. Awards are presented in early summer.
Congratulations to the 2012 recipients:
Jackson Casady, Mira Costa High School
Caroline Chiou, West High School
Jon David Leslie, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
● High School Graduates:
Soohyun Lee, South Bay High School
Susan Park, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Suha Park, South High School
Alexa Sharpe, Bishop Montgomery High School
● Undergraduate Visual Arts Students:
Richelle Gribble, USC
Krista Feld, Cal State University Long Beach
Huy Lu, USC
George Martinez, Otis College of Art & Design
● MFA Candidates:
Un Chu Song, Cal State University Long Beach
Yibin Zhang, Cal State University Long Beach
Jamie Tablason, Cal State University Long Beach
Yasunari Izaki, Otis Collge of Art & Design
Michael Schmidt, Cal State University Long Beach
● Working Professional Artists
The Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Education Endowment was created by the Art Center’s Board of Trustees and Dr. O. Allen Alpay in memory of his wife Beverly. A long time supporter of the arts, she served the Art Center as president and executive director. Dr Alpay continues to match all contributions to the fund.
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