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JUNE 2012 Newsletter

Artwork on this web page by Rowan Stanley, 2012 Scholarship Award recipient.


By Fred Wilder

Alexis by Rowan Stanley

On May 12 The Treasure Island Art Guild held its last meeting of the spring season. It will start again in September. The main purpose of the meeting was to give the awards to the winners of the May show and give out our yearly $1500.00 scholarship award. The Art Guild has given this award for many years. It is funded through several fundraisers we have during the year. Most of our artists participate in these one way or the other. This is our way of giving back to the community. We are very proud of this.

This year scholarship award goes to Rowan Stanley. She attends Gibbs High School and Pinellas County Center for the Arts. She holds a 4.0 grade point average.

Rowan is the daughter of John and Sheri Stanley of St. Petersburg. She has a younger brother Jack and sister Lily.

She is currently majoring in Visual Arts at Pinellas County Center for the Arts. Her studio art teacher is Yoko Nogami. Rowan says, I have been trained and encouraged to grow in my artistic abilities.

Some of her achievements are, 2005 Best Of Show at the Mainsail Young at Art, 2009 Honorable Mention Scholastic Art and Writing, 2009 First Place Suncoast Camera and Digital photography show and 2010 Honorable Mention at Pinellas County High School student art exhibition.

Rowan volunteers at the Gulfport Library, is a member of National Honors Society, Rho Kappa, Future Business Leaders of America, Pinellas Multicultural Advisory Committee and Gibbs Senior High School Gay and Straight Alliance.

She plans to attend The University of Southern Florida to study art history and become a museum curator.

All the members of The Art Guild wish her well and hopes she achieves her goals.

2012 Scholarship Award 
Rowan Stanley with Kathy Vanasse

Scholarship winner Rowan Stanley (left)
with Kathy Vanasse, Chairperson of the Art Guild Scholarship.

To the members of the Treasure Island Art Guild,

I would like to formally thank you all for awarding me your scholarship.
I am truly honored that you would select me and my art for such an award. I had a wonderful time at the awards luncheon; everywhere was so cordial, kind, and incredibly welcoming, which only made me that much more grateful. Thank you all so much. I will definitely put the scholarship you have given me to good use, and it will be a great help in furthering my education.

(Signed) Rowan Stanley

Deb by Rowan Stanley

Jack by Rowan Stanley
John by Rowan Stanley
Ashlyn by Rowan Stanley
Chris by Rowan Stanley
Alex by Rowan Stanley

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