Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dallas Art Dealers Association Annual Gallery Walk

The Dallas Art Dealer's Association annual gallery walk weekend is April 14. Students from the Visual Arts Department will have work on view at the Norwood Flynn Gallery.

The Association is looking for volunteer docents for this event. Please see the Visual Arts callboard between rooms 170 and 172.

Young Masters

The following visual arts students have work on view at the Dallas Museum of Art in the APStrategies Young Master's Exhibition:
Ally Hulsey
Natalie Buckner
Sydney Loving
Parker Tourney
Aza Smith
Golden Chouffet

Maisie O'Brien won first place for her AP Art History essay.

Congratulations to all students.

APStrategies Excellence in Arts

The Visual Arts department is pleased to announce that Camille Brewer and Katie Wolf have been selected as recipients of this years AP Strategies Excellence in the Arts Scholarships. Each year four 20,000 scholarships are awarded to AP Arts students.

Congratulations to Camille and Katie.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Senior Scholarships

Several Advisory Board Scholarships for Visual Arts Seniors have recently been posted. Please check Ms. Chambliss'schoolwebsite/GT Mentorship II/Senior Portfolio for informations

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Young Arts

Congratulations to visual arts student Max Brito for having been selected as a finalist in the NFAA YoungArts competition. Max will travel to Miami to participate in YoungArts week. Performances can be viewed live on the website.

Congratulations to Maisie O'Brien for receiving a Merit Award from YoungArts.

Rees Jones Due Jan. 15 and Excellence in Arts Feb. 3

Hey Boys and Girls, if you happen to check this blog, be reminded that there is another Rees-Jones scholarship opportunity due January 15th. Great opportunity to either travel or take a special class. Check it out on Naviance.

AP Art History, 2-D Design, Drawing, 3-D Design, Music Theory kids that had an A in any of these courses eligible to apply for Excellence in Arts. Details in previous post.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Excellence in Arts Scholarship - APStrategies

The O’Donnell Foundation is pleased to sponsor the annual Excellence in AP Arts and Music Theory Award Scholarship to recognize four outstanding high school seniors who have participated or are currently participating in the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP Arts and Music Theory Incentive Program™ in the following high schools: Berkner, Booker T. Washington HSPVA, Coppell, Creekview, Lake Highlands, Lovejoy, McKinney Boyd, Newman Smith, Pearce, Plano East Senior, Plano Senior High, Plano West Senior High, and Richardson.

Each scholarship awarded will be in an amount up to $20,000 to be paid in four annual increments subject to renewal criteria.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to these exemplary seniors, to attend and graduate from the colleges of their choice in four years. It is also hoped that the scholarship will encourage other promising AP arts and music theory students to pursue excellence academically, personally and professionally.

Eligibility Requirements:
1. The applicant must be a Texas resident and a U.S. citizen.

2. The applicant must be a full time high school senior enrolled in or received credit for, at least, one AP Arts and/or Music Theory course in the O’Donnell Foundation AP Fine Arts Incentive Program. These courses may include one or more of the following: AP Drawing Portfolio, AP 2D Design Portfolio, AP 3D Design Portfolio, AP Art History, or AP Music Theory.

3. The applicant must maintain or have maintained a 90 or higher average in, at least, one AP Arts and/or Music Theory course in the O’Donnell Foundation AP Fine Arts Incentive Program.

4. The applicant must have completed a minimum of four additional AP classes.

5. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.6 or above and a minimum SAT of 1900 or ACT of 25.

6. The applicant must not have already received a full scholarship to the school they plan to attend. Those applicants who have a full scholarship to the school they wish to attend are ineligible for this scholarship.

Application Deadline:
Applications must be submitted to the Donor Services Department of Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) postmarked no later than Friday, February 3, 2012. Detailed application instructions are listed on page 3. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered. Applications should arrive in one comprehensive packet with all required materials included.

Excellence in AP® Arts and Music Theory Award Scholarship is available for downloading from the Communities Foundation of Texas Website at