High School Scholarship Program – 2016 Winners

Each year, the Dedalus Foundation offers twelve scholarships in fine art and art history to graduating seniors from New York City public schools. The fine art scholarship acknowledges technical skill as well as creativity in forms and materials, while the art history scholarship rewards clear writing, insight, and creativity in subject matter. These scholarships honor Robert Motherwell’s lifelong interest in arts education at all levels.

Below is a selection of work from the 2016 fine art scholarship winners. Applications for the 2017 scholarship competition are live on our site here.

 

Oonagh Carroll-Warhola, Lunar Garden
Oonagh Carroll-Warhola, LaGuardia High School, Lunar Garden, Oil on canvas, 28 x 34 in.
Joelsy Fernandez, Fleeting
Joelsy Fernandez, Frank Sinatra High School, Fleeting, Acrylic, graphite, plastic, and thread on linen, 11 x 8.5 in.
Robert Gomez, "Since little"
Robert Gomez, High School of Art and Design,”Since little,” Oil on canvas, 34 1/4 x 20 in.
Elizabeth Goncharova, "Currents"
Elizabeth Goncharova, LaGuardia High School, “Currents,” Marker, ink, and gesso on paper, 47.75 x 58.5 in.
Peidong Lin, "Untitled,"
Peidong Lin, Robert H. Goddard High, “Untitled,” Pencil on paper, 9 x 12 in.
Gabrielle Robinson, "HAUNTED"
Gabrielle Robinson, LaGuardia High School, “HAUNTED,” Photograph, 20 x 16 in.
Nina Vazquez, "R train Social"
Nina Vazquez, High School of Art and Design, “R train Social,” Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in.

As a part of our commitment to the neighborhood of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where our community education programs are based, we also offer a fine art scholarship specifically to a graduating senior from Sunset Park High School.

 

Tahiry Guevara, "Untitled"
Tahiry Guevara, Sunset Park High School, “Untitled,” Acrylic and paper flowers on canvas, 24 x 22 in.

Intergenerational Dialogues at the Dedalus Foundation

When Motherwell founded the Dedalus Foundation in 1981, its purpose was stated as follows, “To serve the public interest by endeavoring to foster, cultivate, develop, and support public understanding and appreciation of the principles of modern art expressed through the theories of modernism as expressed in the works and writings of Robert Motherwell and other artists.”

In order to further Motherwell’s legacy, the Foundation has begun to expand its educational programs for children and adults in our Sunset Park location. The Dedalus Foundation’s President and CEO, Jack Flam, sat down with Programs Director Katy Rogers to discuss the organization’s mission and how it is enacted through a dynamic roster of evolving programs.
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