2017 Art Scholarship Awards and Exhibition

2016 DADA Awards Exhibition Reception2017 DADA Scholarship Awards and Exhibition

May 11th 6-9 pm    One Arts Plaza Gallery

Join DADA at the 2017 Art Scholarship Awards and Exhibition at One Arts Plaza.  Awards will be announced at the Reception. 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.

Read about the awards in PATRON Magazine

Exhibiting this year – Honor Burns, Natalie Crenwelge, Jackson Daughety, Nicole Domhoff, Natalia Hernandez, Taylor Jenkins, Margaret King, Eileen Loera, Eva Semrad, Julie Torres, Simon Waranch, Bethany Wolfe, and Julia Woltjen.

Three artists will receive Scholarships and will be announced at the event.

The Edith Baker Art Scholarship for $5000

The Craighead Green Fund for the Arts for $2,500

The DADA Excellence in Art Award this year provided by Martin and Martin Design for $1000

This free event features art work by Booker T. Washington senior visual arts students and scholarships will be awarded.  Don’t miss it – refreshments, entertainment and art.  Exhibition on view May 7 – 26th.

Sponsored by One Arts Plaza and PATRON Magazine.

Last Years Awards – 2016 Art Scholarship Awards and Exhibition

On Saturday, May 6, DADA hosted the Awards Reception in the Dallas Arts District at One Arts Plaza.  In anticipation of the awards presentation, guests mingled and enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and ambiance featuring music by the Chase Domke Quintet.  The star of the show was art work by nine Booker T. Washington H.S. seniors. The exhibition is on view from May 2 – June 24.

Cathy Drennan the Executive Director of DADA, welcomed and thanked guests and sponsors for supporting Scholarship Awards. Sponsors included PATRON Magazine, One Arts, Billingsley Development Co., Aston Martin of Dallas and Mary Beaudry Gallery and framing.  The competition was juried by gallery owner Kenneth Craighead (CGG), Mary Tomas (Mary Tomas Gallery) and president of the Billingsley development Co., Lucilo Pena.

The Nine finalists were recognized and selected to participate in the exhibition based on artistic originality, expression, technique, presentation and evidence of personal vision or voice – Brett Akop, Lysette Barrera, Vivie Behrens, Monzerrat Fuentes, Nik Hermanovski, Iris Hughey, Lauren Kuehmeier, Joseph Racz and Celeste Rodela.

Three artists were selected to receive scholarships whose work exemplified a confidence in their craft and a vision of their future goals, Vivie Behrens, Lauren Kuehmeier and Joseph Racz.

The DADA Excellence in Art Award for $1,000 was presented to Vivie Behrens – Behrens is an exceptional artist who believes in developing conceptually powerful images and marrying them with traditional techniques.  She has an ambitious plan to receive a BFA and further seek an MFA towards a career in art curation and art law.

For excellence in voice and vision the Craighead Green Fund for the Arts Award for $2,500 was presented to Lauren Kuehmeier. The Steven L. Green and Kenneth R. Craighead Jr. Fund for Arts and Education was created to help young contemporary artists develop their artistic vision through higher education.  Kuehmeier plans to receive a BFA from Pratt Institute and take advantage of the study abroad program and classes that focus on cultural studies.  She is passionate about telling a story through art.  Her vision is to become a photo journalist and work for National Geographic or Time Magazine.

The Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award for $5,000 was presented to Joseph Racz by Edith Baker, founding member of DADA and the Scholarship Awards.  Racz is dedicated to art, and is attending Pratt Institute in the fall to pursue a BFA in Painting. With a passion for the masters and a new found appreciation for contemporary art, he is intent on making art for a living. His work reflects the influence from interning with conceptual artists and approaches his painting with a personal style gained by the love of expressionism.

DADA congratulates these talented artists and their passion for art!

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