Edith Baker Art Scholarship

ABOUT The Edith Baker Art Scholarship Fund and The Steven L. Green and Kenneth R. Craighead Jr. Fund for Arts and Education

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created The Edith Baker Art Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3), honoring Edith Baker a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members.  Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. The Scholarship benefits Booker T. Washington High School seniors pursuing the study of visual arts.  The award includes a professional exhibition of the winning works of art, awards reception and the opportunity for a DADA internship.

In 2013, additional funds were generously added to the Scholarship Awards by The Steven L. Green and Kenneth R. Craighead Jr. Fund for Arts and Education. Gallery owner Kenneth Craighead, and partner Steve Green, opened The Craighead Green Gallery in 1992 and it is recognized as one of the finest contemporary art galleries throughout Texas and the Southwest, representing over 40 artists of all mediums.

In 2016 DADA added the DADA Excellence in Art Award sponsored by a Friend or Patron.  The 2017 DADA Excellence in Art Award is provided by Martin and Martin Design.

The goal is to give young artists the opportunity for recognition, exhibition and scholarships. This juried exhibition features thirteen finalists from among Booker T. Washington High School’s best visual art students. The selection process was based on artistic originality, expression, technique, presentation and evidence of personal vision or voice. 

Please support the 2018 Scholarship Awards and donate now.


*The Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund is a tax exempt non-profit organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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