The Martinez Arts Association promotes arts in the community not only by supporting established artists through the Martinez Art Gallery and a number of annual events, but also by supporting young artists in local schools with scholarships. Proceeds from MAA membership dues and art events help fund scholarships for local youth interested in pursuing their arts education beyond high school. Links for downloading grant and scholarship applications will be posted on this page during the fall and spring months.
Fall 2016 Grant Application is closed
2016 Scholarship Winners
Four Alhambra High School seniors will be awarded scholarships from the Martinez Arts Association at the upcoming Awards Assembly June 1.
McLellan Corum, who is a dancer and will also pursue kinesiology, has been accepted at the University of North Carolina
Danielle Estrada, whose interests are in surreal composite photography, will attend Sonoma State to major in Studio Art with an emphasis on photography
Grace Jeung, whose interests are in industrial design and graphic arts, plans on attending San Francisco State
Mallory Perez, whose interests are in abstract and conceptual photography, plans to go first to DVC and then UCLA for a BA in Art
We applaud these talented young women and wish them well!
Art Grants for Local Teachers
MARTINEZ, CA – December 22, 2016 — The Martinez Arts Association recently awarded approximately $2,000 in grants to 12 local teachers to fund art projects in their classrooms.
Teachers requested funds to support projects such as murals, tiles, and even butcher paper for “mummification” of students. Students will get supplies for Digital Arts, as well as drawing boards, sketchpads, easels, paint, and videos.
MAA donates 15% of its sales from the Gallery toward these grants, and this year funds were supplemented by Shell Martinez Refinery. Supporting art in the schools is a primary mission of the Arts Association. The grants support teachers and help students benefit with enhanced classroom activities.
Pictured are Kindergarteners at Morello Park Elementary School (Clara Wojcik in front left) with their teacher, Janine Reed, one of this year’s recipients of the grants.
Pictured are Kindergarteners at Morello Park Elementary School (Clara Wojcik in front left) with their teacher,
Janine Reed, one of this year’s recipients of the grants.
2015 GRANTS: MAA Awards $3,000 to Local Schools
MARTINEZ, CA – December 15, 2015 — This Martinez Arts Association recently awarded a total of $3,000 in grants to 24 teachers to fund art projects in their classrooms.
The teachers requested the money to support art projects such as sand painting, mirror tiles, pillow making, scrapbooking, making sculptures of Famous Americans, building a mission, making prints, making Native American pots, creating portfolios, and learning art techniques from DVDs. A photo class at Alhambra High School will use their funds for a field trip to San Francisco for "Art Talk and Walk" along Market Street.
The teacher grant program is supported by the Martinez Art Gallery which donates 15% of its sales, and the MAA which contributes funds from membership dues and other special events.
Mona Kolodzie and Melissa Waters, teachers at John Muir Elementary School, were among this year's recipients.
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