July 2016 NEWSLETTER
Featuring our Scholarship Award Winner: Ms. Jennifer Stott.
All art work below on this webpage was created by Jennifer Stott !!
Members and guests gathered on Saturday May 14th 2016 for the Annual luncheon, where they installed new officers and presented the winner of the 2016 Scholarship Award.
Treasure Island Mayor Robert Minning attended and installed the slate of new officers.
Nancy DiNapoli, Scholarship Committee Chairperson proudly presented Jennifer Stott of Osceola Fundamental High School with the 2016 Scholarship Award of $1500.
Jennifer graciously addressed the Art Guild at the luncheon as follows:
"I would like to commence by thanking the members of the Treasure Island Art Guild for their very generous scholarship.
Thank you for recognizing my dedication, drive, and talent. Without the Guild's benevolence,
I would still be one step behind in following my dreams. In fact, being here today helps dissolve any doubt
I might have had about pursuing art. Many say that the artistic path is a fruitless one, but when art is your
passion—and it is mine—it is the only path."
A second Art Guild presentation was held for Jennifer
The Art Guild has for many years provided scholarship awards to Pinellas County high school seniors who have shown a talent for creative visual arts. Jennifer expresses that talent and uses a graphics tablet (more specifically, a Wacom Intuos), and often paints in Photoshop. She has a preference for llustrations and portrait drawing. Jennifer plans to attend SPC for two years, and then transfer to USFSP.
Jennifer has been fortunate to have attended Osceola Fundamental High School which features a rigorously challenging, productive, and continuously growing visual arts program. The school offer students a full array of 2-D and 3-D courses, including digital photography, digital art imaging, 2-D Studio and 3-D Studio. The school also offers AP "advanced placement" which is where the students submit course portfolios to the College Board in order to earn early college credits. These courses are expected to be taught at a college-course level in high school. Osceola Fundamental High School offers AP 2-D, AP 3-D, and AP Drawing. The students can use the two Mac labs and the latest Adobe CC software package.
In the past 2 years alone, students of Jennifer’s school have earned top awards at the Scholastic Regional Art Awards, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, the 13th Congressional District show held at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, the Mainsail Young at Art Festival, the Word and Image show held at Morean Fine Arts Center, the Student Surrealist show at the Dali Museum, and the SPC all high school and State of Digital Art exhibitions. The students have also received scholarships from Walker’s Rising Stars, The Mayor’s Youth Showcase, The Miniature Art Society of FL, The Pinellas Art Educators Association, and now in 2016 from the Treasure Island Art Guild with Jennifer Stott. One of the schools AP students is also featured in the AP Studio Art online exhibit for the 2015-16 School Year.
So Jennifer has studied at a school that has achieved wonderful results. The Art Guild is very encouraged that Jennifer will continue in this tradition of academic excellence: because, Jennifer has enrolled in numerous Honor and AP classes. She is also a member of five honor societies, including the National Art Honor Society and the National English Honor Society. She draws creative inspiration from the old masters such as John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, and Charles Dana Gibson. Jennifer plans to attend SPC for two years, then transfer to USFSP.
The Treasure Island Art Guild wishes Jennifer the best and extends an opportunity for her to visit us regularly.