Pictured are three of the Alhambra High School art teachers who were among the recipients this year.
Left to Right: Denise Fuller, Kristen Paradiso, MAA Grant Coordinator/retired teacher Carol Wiley, and Allison Fairchild.
2018-2019 Art Grants for Martinez School Teachers
2018 Scholarship Winners Just Announced!
The Martinez Arts Association awarded four local seniors scholarships at the May 29th Awards Assembly at Alhambra High School. They are: Dylan Gregory, Harmony Soffer, Tyler Caspar, and Tiauna McClenahan. All are talented and deserving young people in our community.
Tyler Caspar wants to be an actor and has participated in eight performances in high school.
He plans to go to DVC and then UCLA to study Theater.
Dylan Gregory plans to pursue a career in film as a Director and Writer. He has been accepted at Arizona State University's film production program. Dylan also plays cello and has been part of a Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and String Quartet.
Tiauna McClenahan's works focus on portraits, and she plans to minor in Art at DVC. She also has experience as an actress.
Harmony Soffer plans to pursue a career in Art Therapy and Psychology. She will spend two years at DVC before transferring to a four year school.
All four students come with terrific recommendations from their teachers, and MAA is pleased to support them in their continued ventures.
2017 Scholarship Winners
The Martinez Arts Association has awarded $1,000 in scholarships to two seniors from Alhambra High School who plan to keep art in their futures.
Gabrielle Solis describes drama as “an art I love so deeply” and enjoys making people “feel something” when she performs. Gabrielle has been accepted at Sonoma State University, Humboldt State, and three universities in Oregon. Clearly she has a choice where to earn her minor in Theater Arts and obtain a teaching credential. Gabrielle was a student teacher for middle school drama classes and plans to be a Drama teacher for middle school or high school students.
Aaron Sullivan has a variety of experience working on sculpture pieces, mural art, designing posters and T-shirts, and helping to build a house for Habitat For Humanity in New Orleans. He has been accepted at the University of Nevada, Reno and hopes to incorporate design elements into computer science work.
MAA supports the arts in local schools through teacher grants and student scholarships. The scholarship program is intended to support students’ educational goals in the arts, and is primarily funded by MAA’s annual Art in the Park event, which is coming up August 20th.