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 $170,000 during its 16 years. In all, 147 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: 2014 Scholarship Information due out early January 20142013 Announcemet Letter
2013 Scholarship Informtion
2014 Applications will be available in October 2014, and due at the end of February 2014. Awards are presented in early summer.
Congratulations to the 2013 recipients:
Himari Shimizu, Ridgecrest Intermediate School
Justin Yeh, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
● High School Graduates:
Kentaro Crockett, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Cooper Lovano, Redondo Union High School
Jennifer Oetzell, Redondo Union High School
Hyun Miriam Wang, Redodno Beach High School
● Undergraduate Visual Arts Students:
Luis Moreno, UCLA
● MFA Candidates:
Mary E. Beierle, Cal State University Long Beach
Rosangela Mancilla, 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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