Press Release – Dallas Art Dealers Association presents Edith Baker Art Scholarship to Michelle Reyes

Dallas Art Dealers Association presents Edith Baker Art Scholarship to Michelle Reyes

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DADA presented its Edith Baker Art Scholarship to Michelle Reyes, a visual art student from El Centro College of the Dallas County Community College District at a reception on Friday, Sept. 9, 5–7 p.m. at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave.

Art of all the finalists Taylor Pierre Bryant and Evan Davis of Brookhaven, Isiac Ramirez and Heidi O’Ferrall of Mountain View, Jesus Segovia and Giovanni Gonzalez of North Lake, Holly Lorren of Cedar Valley, Cathy Night of Eastfield, and Michelle Reyes of El Centro from five of the seven DCCCD campuses were on exhibition at the reception.

The Scholarship included a check for $2,500, a mentorship, an internship and an artist studio visit. The jury for the EBAS was Edith Baker, Maloree Banks, Sue Flynn and Lisa Taylor.


To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly thirty years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c) 3, financially benefits a student pursuing the study of visual arts in college as well as presents programs such as a career fair at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, two juried exhibitions of Booker T and Dallas County Community College students’ artwork, a docent training program, biannual educational events, and Art Chicas and Art Chicos at La Reunion TX.

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