High school artists win scholarships and will exhibit on the Art in Action fall studio tour.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON June 12, 2012   Art in Action awarded two scholarships at their annual silent fundraising auction  at Rayoon –Persian Fare in Burlington’s Village Square.

Ten Burlington public and catholic schools participated. Each school put forth an applicant that was pursuing a post-secondary fine arts program. Each student completed an application and included three  digital images of their artwork.

From left to right: Olivia Hashka - Nelson H. S. Winner • Honorary Chairperson for our 10th Anniversary. Rick Goldring, Mayor, Michelle Friesen - Robert Bateman H. S, Stephanie Moore - L. B. Pearson H. S. Darlene Throop, Art in Action Scholarship Chair. Missing Jessica Gneth - M. M. Robinson H. S. - Winner, Sara Fackrell - Aldershot H. S., Ashley Jean-Gilles - Assumption H. S.

The jury process consisted of six Art in Action artists representing various art mediums. Two winners were selected.

Congratulations to Jessica Gneth of M.M. Robinson high school and Olivia Hashka of Nelson High.

Other applicants were Sara Fackrell of Aldershot high, Ashley Jean-Gilles of Assumption catholic secondary, Stephanie Moore of L. B. Pearson High school and Michelle Friesen of Robert Bateman high school.

The winners received a scholarship of $1000.00 each as well as free admission to participate in this November’s studio tour .

Art in Action celebrates it’s tenth anniversary this year and will put on an especially robust Studio Tour this fall.

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