2018 Scholarship Recipients
Arizona Artists Guild is pleased to announce that it has awarded $8,500 in Visual Arts Scholarships for the 2018 year. Begun in 1993, the AAG Scholarship Program has given over $100,000.00 to university enrolled, full-time fine art students in the State of Arizona. Award recipients receive scholarship money deposited directly into the student’s college bursar account. In addition, they receive a one-year Arizona Artists Guild membership and participate in a group exhibition of their work at the prestigious Shemer Art Center and Museum in Phoenix.
This year’s scholarship exhibition will be co-curated by 2017 scholarship recipient Layne Farmer and AAG president Tess Mosko Scherer. The exhibition, titled New Art Arizona, will run from March 8 – April 5, 2018. Shemer Art Center and Museum is located at 5005 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018. You can visit the exhibit during regular hours or join us for a reception on March 8 from 6-8pm. For more information on Shemer Art Center and Museum visit ShemerArtCenter.org.
Each award recipient will give a 10 – 15 minute presentation of their work on March 20 at Arizona Artists Guild, located at 18411 N 7th Avenue, Phoenix. Come see what kind of new work student artists are working on! There will be a chance to mingle and meet the artists and the curator, Layne Farmer after the presentations. We hope to see you there!!
2018 was another historic year. AAG partnered with the Arizona Watercolor Association scholarship program, providing a $1500 scholarship for work in water media. Additionally, we received a record number of applications from community colleges, undergraduate and graduate students. This made the juror’s work most challenging not only because of the volume of applicants but also due to the innovation, quality and artistic expression of the works submitted. Congratulations to all who submitted!
Eliza Weber | AAG Scholarship $1000
Hye young Yun | Marigold Linton Scholarship $1600
Larry Valencia Madrigal | Erin O’Dell Scholarship $1000
Laura Korch Bailey | Ruth Magadini Scholarship $1000
Michael E. Jacobs | AAG Scholl Family Scholarship $1100
Michael Loren Diaz | AAG|AWA Del Decil Scholarship $1500
Ross Quesnell | AAG President Scholarship $1500
2017 Scholarship Recipients
Arizona Artists Guild awarded $7,000 in Visual Arts Scholarships for the 2017 year.
The 2017 scholarship exhibition was co-curated by 2015 scholarship recipient, Zachary Valent and Tess Mosko Scherer, AAG president. The exhibition, titled, New Art in Arizona ran from March 9- April 6, 2017 at Shemer Art Center and Museum.
2017 was an historic year, marking a record number of applications from community colleges, undergraduate and graduate students.
Andrew Noble | ASU | AAG Ruth Magadini Scholarship $1000
Layne Farmer | ASU | AAG Erin O’Dell Scholarship $1000.
Brandi Lee Cooper | ASU | AAG President’s Scholarship $1500
Tyler Griese | ASU | AAG Marigold Linton Scholarship $1500.
Elizabeth Tabor | ASU | AAG Scholarship $1000
Shannon Ludington | ASU | AAG Scholarship $1000.
Chris Vena | Marigold Linton Scholarship Award $1600. | ASU – painting
Camila Galofre | Arizona Artists Guild President’s Scholarship Award $1400. | ASU-MRA – painting/drawing
Hanna Irene Walsh | Ruth Magadini Scholarship Award $1000. | ASU – MFA drawing/painting
Randall (Cam) DeCaussin | Erin O’Dell Scholarship Award $1000. | ASU – Painting
John Tuomisto-Bell | Arizona Artists Guild Scholarship Award $1000. | ASU – Sculpture
Jace Becker | Arizona Artists Guild Scholarship Award $1000. | ASU – photography
2015 Scholarship Recipients:
Jonah Amadeus Skurky-Thomas- Ceramics: Arizona Artists Guild Scholarship
Travis Rice – Drawing and Painting: Marigold Linton Scholarship Award
Zachary John Valent- Sculpture: Erin O’Dell Scholarship Award
Courtney Richter- Fibers: Ruth S Magadini Scholarship Award
Dani Godreau- Drawing and Painting: Diane Maxey Scholarship Award
Arizona Artists Guild- Previous Scholarship Recipients:
Elizabeth Redmond Odiorne, $1,000 Erin O’Dell Award – Fibers
Shiyuan XU, $500 Bollinger Sculpture Award – Ceramics
Shiyuan XU, $1,000 Ruth S Magadini Award – Ceramics
Thad Trubakoff, $2,650 Mary Lou Harvey Award – Woods
Andrew (AJ) Nafziger, $1,500 Marigold Linton Award – Painting/Drawing
Wen-Dan Lin, $1,000 Arizona Artists Guild Award– Ceramics
Shemer Art Center Guest Curator Position, $1000- Colleen Donohoe, Printmaking
Madison N Creech, $3,000 Gerry Grout Award – Fibers
Kelly R O’Briant, $2,450 Diane Maxey Award – Ceramics
Jenny M Day, $1,550 Arizona Artists Guild Award – Painting
Allyson K Glowacki, $1,000 Ruth S. Magadini Award – Painting
Heather Couch, $1,000 Erin O’Dell Award – Ceramics
Heather Couch, $1,000 Shemer Art Center Guest Curator Position – Ceramics
Tristyn Bustamante, $2,000 Arizona Artists Guild Award – Ceramics
Jacob Fischer, $2,000 Gerry Grout Award – Drawing and Painting
Yoni Pozner, $1,000 Gerry Grout Award – Digital Arts and Film
Sarah Rowland, $1,000 Ruth S. Magadini Award – Drawing and Painting
Kathleen Scott Moore, $1,500 Arizona Artists Guild Award – Printmaking
Julia Jones, $1,000 Gerry Grout Award – Painting and Drawing
Kelsey Wiskirchen, $1,000 Gerry Grout Award – Fibers
Benjamin William Phillips, $1,000 Ruth S. Magadini Award and
$500 Arizona Artists Guild Award – Sculpture
Angela Young, $1,000 Gerry Grout Award – Printmaking
Judd Schiffman, $1,000 Arizona Artists Guild Award – Painting
Andrea Jensen, $1,000 Ruth S. Magadini Award – Painting
Chad Gunderson, $1,000 Gerry Grout Award – Ceramics
Eleanor Richards, $1,000 Gerry Grout Award – Sculpture
Olivia Timmons, $1,000 Gerry Grout Award – Printmaking
Terri Krallitsch, $1,000 Ruth S. Magadini Award – Painting
Shelly Flores, $1,000 Arizona Artists Guild Award – Photography
Gwyneth Scally, $1,000 Ruth S. Magadini Award – Painting & Sculpture
James Coquia, $1,000 Arizona Artists Guild Award – Ceramics
Gazelle Samizay, $1,000 – Digital Media
Tina M. Notaro, $1,000 – Sculpture
To view the Image Gallery of previous winner work and for selection by
Guest Curator applicants click here.