The Santa Clarita Artists Association (SCAA) presented scholarship awards on Monday totaling $2,250 to three high school graduating seniors who are majoring in art in the SCV community.
First place $1,000 was presented to Paulina Gruzdev from West Ranch High School. She’s been accepted at Cal Arts and Laguna Art College. She is interested in filmmaking, illustration and graphic design. She loves film, watercolor and colored pencil.
Second place $750 was presented to Anna Park from West Ranch High School. She will attend UCLA. She is interested in album design. She loves charcoal & mixed media.
Third place $500 was presented to Sophie McMurphy, who attends Golden Valley High School. She will enroll in College of the Canyons in August 2018. She loves impressionistic art, pen and watercolor.
“We are very proud to honor these three outstanding student artists who will also enjoy a free membership for a year with SCAA as part of their prizes. They are great role models for young Santa Claritans to pursue their creative dreams,” said Zony Gordan, president.
This opportunity was made available to all high school senior art students in Santa Clarita.
The Santa Clarita Artists Association was founded in 1989 by a group of local artists who had a desire to share their expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm for art. SCAA has a broad range of talent from professional to novice. Members provide the ability to encourage, assist, develop, and exchange ideas and information in building on artistic skills.
SCAA mission is to promote art in the Santa Clarita Valley by “Making Visual Art visible.” The Community Outreach programs help with this endeavor, and are always educational, child friendly and free to the general public.