ANTONIO BARRERA STUDENT VISUAL ART SCHOLARSHIP: The kid entered our program at nine years old. Antonio Barrera was awarded an Visual Art Scholarship for instruction in sketch pencil and paints. Canvas, acrylic paints, easels, lighting, and brushes were provided with Antonio's custom scholarship. He has produced and sold his art works, "Crystal Dragon" & "Abstract Face" in our silent art auction at the Concert Art Shows. Thanks to his first private instructor, Susan Colla for her teaching efforts. >>>More On Susan Colla Artist Antonio has been interviewed at our shows at many times on stage before our live audience. The entire family participates in Antonio's artist involvement. With First Friday art tours our students learn to integrate into the art community. Antonio entered his fourth year of private art instruction with such teachers talented Bell Arts and WAV instructor, Michele Foster, Elaine Bryant, and Ramone Byne from Art City. He has completed many art pieces like "under the ocean" scene art work with painting on a professional canvas with acrylic paints. He is currently working on two real surfboards as his painting mediums. The surfboard paintings will be an amazing art undertaking for young Antonio. He is now a teenager well on his way to being a professional kid artist. Antonio is a candidate for the Cal Arts College CAP program. Check his local TV interview: >>>See Antonio TV Show
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ADAM SORTOMME STUDENT MUSIC ART SCHOLARSHIP: Sixteen year old, Adam Sortomme was awarded the Gifted Vocal Performance Scholarship, along with training on 6 string guitar, 12 string guitar, and electric bass guitar. He progressed extremely well with his formal vocal training. He has performed several times on the Concert Art Show stage. Thanks to his first instructor, Jodi Farrell. >>>More On Jodi Farrell Instructor Next Adam was trained to write, restructure & improve many of his original songs by learning verse, chorus, and bridge placements. Other training involved blues scales in different guitar keys. In the last quarter of 2013, Adam worked recording his original songs. Thanks to instructor tk Tom Kwake. >>>More on tk Tom Kwake In January 2014, Bill Macpherson, professional musician, donated a Fender bass guitar for Adam's further education on this particular instrument. 2015- 2016 decides this student's future with our Artist Development Program, well on his way for a professional music career. Adam will be taking courses at local college this year.
SIX ART SCHOLARSHIPS are to be awarded this year. The specific purpose of our programs are to provide education in the arts for both performing artists and visual artists. Our organization has an emphasis to provide youth with student scholarships of accelerated arts education. Our community programs engage the public to be involved to effectively continue the development of the cultural arts. This focus enables all age generations in the community to enjoy support of creative artistic development. It allows this function to happen despite any economic hardships, any school district budget cuts, any public budget cuts, and any (family) financial limitations for education of potential youth artists. Our "Accelerated Education Scholarships" develop gifted potential youth artists through custom assigned art teachers, side by side professional artist mentors, and Concert Art Shows that provide the platform for performance and art exhibits for our scholarship students and artists. The result motivates the community and our adult artists to accomplish significant strides for new future generations of cultural artists through education. It also benefits the public through the educational convergence of the visual and performing cultural arts.
SAXOPHONE SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT AWARD!! Student Performing Artist SAXOPHONE Scholarship Award: "Gifted Saxophone Player". Andrew Doyle was awarded our Performing Arts Saxophone Scholarship. He is gifted on stage and entered into formal training with his assigned instructor, Tom Buckner. >>>>More On Tom Buckner Instructor Andrew has performed professionally with Saint Pierre in three concert shows: "This kid is truly gifted and well on his way in the music industry!"
BRANDI ROSE LENTINI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Thirteen year old singer songwriter performer, Brandi Rose Lentini, was awarded a performing arts professional career evaluation scholarship. This amazing concert show scholarship audition included a special appearance by Kimberly Ford Jazz & Vocal instructor. It was an amazing array of original songs with an audience surrounded by her fans, friends, family, and mom, Jennifer Lentini by her side. Dad was cheering her on with many others. Special guests came from Santa Barbara to join in the Ventura appearance. Congratulations to Brandi Rose, who has moved on to music video projects!
EMILY SCHOUTEN VISUAL PAINTING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: Sixteen year old, Emily, was nominated by Powerhouse youth leader, Courtney Hull. Her art portfolio was reviewed by our board of directors in her initial interview. It contained some delightful art painted with acrylic colors. The Visual Arts Scholarship Award was presented to Emily by Michelle & Tim Spaulding at a youth meeting in Ventura, California. Emily applied for Cal Arts Summer Youth Program in Valencia, California. Congratulations Emily Schouten!
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Visual Art Scholarship Student, Antonio Barrera has completed his second masterpiece, "Underwater Scene" (pictured above). The painting is acrylic on canvas. He has studied under private instructor & mentor, Michele Foster, a master children's instructor working at Bell Arts in Ventura. She is also a resident WAV community artist (Working Artist Ventura). Antonio has been in our award winning program for over three years. He was nominated as gifted kid artist by his elementary public school teacher, Ms. Laura Newman. Antonio is well on his way to being a professional artist... after two art works were sold in our concert art exhibit.