AIR offers art scholarship to Oceanside seniors

Apr 07, 2017

Rockland — AIR — Arts In Rockland — has announced its third annual Outstanding Achievement in Art Scholarship, to be given to a graduating senior of Oceanside High School. The deadline for submission is Monday, May 22.

The $1,000 award is given to a senior who demonstrates outstanding talent and commitment to the visual arts through submission of artwork and a written statement. The applicant should be continuing his or her education after graduating from Oceanside.

The award will be presented at the 2017 graduation award ceremony and AIR hopes to have many students apply. The scholarship offers a wonderful opportunity to help further the artistic career of a budding artist. The application is available from Sue Snow’s office in the school.

Arts In Rockland is a not-for-profit, co-operative organization. The group has 25 members — CRAFT Gallery, The Gautschi Center, Art Space, Maine Coastal Islands Gallery (Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands), Jonathan Frost Gallery & Frame Shop, Caldbeck Gallery, the Strand Theatre, Farnsworth Art Museum, CMCA, Harbor Square Gallery, the Fischer Gallery, Island Institute, Archipelago, Project Puffin (National Audubon Society), Playing With Fire, Black Hole, Michael Good Gallery, Landing Gallery, 407 Studios, The Art Loft, Gray Fox Gallery, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Dowling Walsh Gallery, 25 Oak St., Carver Hill Gallery and Asymmetrick Arts.

AIR’s mission is to promote the arts in Rockland by promoting the city as Maine’s premier destination for the arts. First Friday Art Walks are held on the first Friday of each month, May through November, capped with a special holiday art walk Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, to coincide with Rockland’s Festival of Lights celebration.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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