Escondido, CA

EAA awards Visual Arts Scholarships

Front row, from left: Cynthia Olmsted, 3rd Place; Sophia Mittman, 2nd Place; Eugina Palen, 1st Place. Back row, from left: Dan Forster, Design Moe Kitchen & Bath; Byron Marler, EAA president; Heather Moe, Design Moe K & B.

The Escondido Art Association presented their 2018 Scholarship awards at an Awards Ceremony and Reception held at the Artists Gallery on March 10, 2018.  Awards were presented to the following outstanding young artists as follows:  First Place ($500) Eugina Palen, San Pasqual H.S.;  2nd Place ($300) Sophia Mittman, Classical Academy H.S.; 3rd Place ($200) Cynthia Olmsted, Escondido H.S.  Winners were also awarded free two-year memberships in the EAA.

Judging the competition this year were Marcella Martin and Robert Grant, both long-standing members of the EAA, who made their selections from among five participating Escondido high schools.   Award money to fund the Visual Arts Scholarship Program was provided once again through the generous sponsorship of Dan Forster and Heather Moe of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath, Grand Avenue, Escondido.

All student artwork submitted for the competition will be on exhibit at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, through the month of March. We invite members of the community to stop by and view the amazing artwork presented by our budding young artists.

2 responses to “EAA awards Visual Arts Scholarships”

  1. Isabel Martinez says:

    I was cynthia’s olmsted best friend in escondido high my name is isabel and I’ve been trying to get a hold of her but I dont know her phone number:(

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