2012 Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival awards two Tam High Seniors for thier apptitude and work in the arts.
Emerging Artist Scholarship awarded to Riley Sykes
Michael Osborne Graphic Design Scholarship awarded to Lucas Waldburger
Mill Valley, CA - The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival offered scholarships to two Tam High Seniors during the Seniors Award Ceremony held in Ruby Scott Gym on May 29, 2012. In addition to the Emerging Artist Scholarship that started in 2010 a second scholarship, the Michael Osborn Graphic Design award, was added this year.
Michael Osborn is a celebrated graphic designer based in San Francisco who has generously offered his services to the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival over the past few years. Lucas Waldburger was chosen by Mr. Osborn to receive the inaugural award. Lucas spent his sophomore year living with his cousins in Madrid, Spain which he said really broadened his spectrum of art. "Given that most exhibits are free of charge to students, I made sure to take advantage of this opportunity. Although my Spanish was pretty weak at first, my love for illustrations helped lower the language barrier. I used my artistic abilities to connect with individuals and as a way to inspire peers who shared the same interest. Lucas will be attending Santa Barbara City College next fall.
The Emerging Artist Scholarship was awarded to Riley Sykes whose current focus is on drawing. "I am very fortunate to be going to Rhode Island School of Design this year. After attending their Pre-College program during the summer of 2011, I knew that RISD was perfect for me. I am apprehensive of, and looking forward to the next four years. It is a very challenging environment, and I look forward to the pressure. I cant wait to start my arts education at RISD. I look forward to taking the first steps towards my career as an artist."
The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival committee is very excited to have implemented this scholarship program in 2010 and plans to continue the awards every year to two seniors and one junior who excel in the arts. The Michael Osborn Scholarship is $250 for 2D Design and the MVFAF Emerging Artist Scholarship is $500 for an Advanced Placement Studio Art student in either 2D Design, Drawing or 3D portfolio. Unlike most scholarships that go directly to the institution the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival awards are given as cash (check) directly to student to be be used for tuition and art supplies.