The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival committee created the Emerging Artists Scholarship Fund in 2010 and continues to offer awards every year to two seniors and two juniors who excel in the arts. The seniors are awarded $500 and the juniors are awarded $250. Unlike most scholarships that go directly to the institution, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival awards are given directly to the student to be used for tuition and art supplies.

The seniors are awarded the money at the Seniors Award Night  and the Juniors get their checks at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival during the Saturday evening celebration for the participating artists. The festival will be September 16 and 17 from 10am to 5pm in Old Mill Park. MORE INFO.

Here are the winners:

Fiona Bransgrove, Sr.
“I choose to paint with a mindset which entertains the idea of continuous motion, because movement forces new observations to persist, continuously transforming meaning.”
Elise Ryan, Sr.
“Using a variety of mediums, with a focus in colored pencil, pen, and watercolor, I focus on the details that make people individuals, places unique.”
Annika Jackson, Jr. 
“Through my use of light, color, and mediums I seek to portray a side of my subject rarely seen, at the most vulnerable.
Alexa Barth, Jr.
“I am challenged by realism and reptiles intrigue me. I hope to show depth, light and texture.”

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