The Tamima Al-Awar Memorial Scholarship Program
For High School Seniors
Over $2,800 in College Scholarships for Visual Arts Study
- Ventura County high school senior
- Intention to major in Visual Arts - All media considered
- All applications need to be signed by a faculty representative
Student Artist Selection Process
Applicants are required to submit a one page essay describing their goals as an artist and the inspiration behind
their work. Images of applicant's artwork will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Presentation/Following Submission Instructions
Jurors Susan Gerrard, Artist, Director of Marketing, Museum of Ventura County
Scott Miles, Professor of Photography Brooks Institute Focus on the Masters Board Member
Richard Franklin, Artist, Retired Architect, Focus on the Masters Board Member
Barbara Hirsch, Art Advocate
Sheryl Al-Awar, Gallery Owner, Philanthropist
The distinguished panel of jurors is as follows:
Delivery and Mailing Address: Ventura County Arts Council
646 County Square Dr., Suite 154
Ventura, CA 93003-0436
For information about VCAC: www.VenturaCountyArtsCouncil.org
For information about FOTM: www.FocusOnTheMasters.com
Student Artist Benefits
The Tamima Al-Awar Memorial Scholarships consist of:
$1,500 1st Place Award
$800 2nd Place Award
$500 3rd Place Award
Honorable Mention Awards
- Scholarships will be presented at the Ventura County Government Center.
- Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony, February 8th from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
- All applicants are required to participate in a group exhibition at the Ventura
County Government Center, January 25th to March 5th, 2013.
Please see details below.
- All accepted work must be delivered byJanuary 23rd and remain on display through March 5th.
- All artwork must be picked up on March 6th.
The originals of at least three of the works submitted must be available for
exhibition purposes and appropriate for the general public. No nudity. Students will be notified by email which
piece(s) of art are requested for exhibition. Large 2-dimensional works up to 36x48 will be accepted and must be
prepared for hanging in a professional manner. Limited space is available for 3-dimensional work. All artwork
MUST remain for the duration of the exhibition. Failure to meet exhibition deadlines is cause for disqualification.
Please contact the Ventura County Arts Council at 805/658-2213 regarding any framing difficulties or questions.
Winning artists will be asked to supply their entry as a high resolution jpeg file (300 dpi) on disk or by email for
publicity purposes. Storage fee of $5 per day will be charged for work not picked up by 4:30, March 6th, 2013.
The Tamima Al-Awar Memorial Scholarship: The goal of the Tamima Al-Awar Memorial Scholarship is to award annual scholarships to
Ventura County high school seniors for advanced visual art studies and to provide the students with a professional exhibition opportunity. The
panel's recommendations will be forwarded to the Ventura County Arts Council for final approval. Scholarships will be presented in full at the
Ventura County Government Center Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony, February 8th, 2013 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Focus on the Masters and
the Ventura County Arts Council are non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. Contributions to the scholarship fund are always welcome.