”œKhrys,” 2008, painting by Maria Cortes, winner of the 2009 Edith Baker Scholarship

Brookhaven College’s School of the Arts is just one of the Dallas County Community College District’s art programs to be a DADA member. With a diverse art program offering art history, painting, photography, sculpture and printmaking, Brookhaven College’s School of Art’s students have gone on to attend Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt and School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as local universities, Southern Methodist University and University of Texas at Dallas.

And for the first time, DADA and DCCCD have partnered to promote the growth and education of young artists. This year DADA will offer the financial award of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development to a DCCCD art student.

The Edith Baker Art Scholarship exhibit will be a group showing of paintings, photographs, prints, drawings and sculpture created by DCCCD art students and selected by DCCCD faculty member of the 7 community colleges. DADA’s Scholarship Committee members will jury the show. In addition to a financial award, the winner will be given the opportunity to mentor with a DADA member. This year’s exhibit takes place September 24, 2010 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd in Irving. And, on September 25 DADA’s Fall Gallery Walk with Panel Discussions and the 25th Anniversary Party will take place. Make note of the October 10th premier of the film looking at the Dallas visual art scene for the past 25 years that is in honor of the establishment of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Endowment Fund. Viewing is Sunday, October 10, 2010, 2 p.m.- 2:45 p.m., the Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditorium, 1717 North Harwood Street in Dallas’ Arts District.

Brookhaven’s membership to DADA enhances its community presence while providing an opportunity to gain valuable networking with other academic & commercial galleries. The Forum Gallery and the Studio Gallery at Brookhaven has been a DADA member since 2003. However,

“The financial award, the opportunity to exhibition as well as the mentorship with a DADA member are of great value to the students,” says David Newman Brookhaven College gallery director & professor.

For more information or to donate to the Edith Baker Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund go to http://dallasartdealers.org//artscholarship.php

Check back to read more about the art students selected for this year’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship exhibition.

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