1st and 2nd place scholarship winners: Lauren Gonsalves was selected as this years Outstanding Young Artist $1500. John Treanor won the Emil & Gail Fischer Scholarship $1000.
Other winners were Charles Pratt, who won the Glen & LaVonne Johnson Award $500. Melissa Mendez and Sarah Carmichael both received the Scholarship Committee Awards $500 each.
Merit Award Winners: Brittany Tripp, Dina DeLong, Kyleigh Camp, Jamie Shisler and Grace Black.
The Art League of Marco IslandScholarship program is an outreach program to Collier County high school juniors and seniors. The program was established in 1983 at which time $500 was distributed. Since 2002 over $100,000 has been awarded. Funding for the program is through private donations.
The program consists of providing an opportunity for young aspiring artists to exhibit their work and compete for funds towards continuing their education in the visual arts.
This year’s programs will award $5250 among ten applicants. Judging for the awards is based on the body of work submitted by each applicant, not an individual piece.