Scholarship Foundation Honors Local Student Artists

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara honored 25 student artists during a presentation and reception at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art on Thursday, January 23. Selected as winners of the Foundation’s 2020 Art Scholarship Competition, the students addressed family members and supporters in the museum’s Mary Craig Auditorium. Each will receive a scholarship, and their selected art submissions are on exhibit in the museum’s Family Resource Center through January 27.

“We have held this event for 41 years now, and the winning submissions are always impressive,” said Foundation Board Chair Christie Glanville. “We are proud to recognize these extraordinarily talented artists and provide them with scholarships.”

Each year the Scholarship Foundation invites high school seniors in southern Santa Barbara County to submit a portfolio of original work for its art scholarship competition. A panel of prominent local artists judge the submissions at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House. Seventy student artists competed this year. The judging took place January 16. Each winner receives a $2,500 scholarship; the best of show winner receives an additional $1,000 scholarship. Serving as judges this year were Anthony Askew, Ginny Brush, and Patti Jacquemain.    

Evan Sherman, a senior at Santa Barbara High School, was awarded the Schall Family Best of Show Prize. The other art scholarship winners this year are: Aidan Barcia-Bacon (Santa Barbara High School), Nicole Borden (Bishop Garcia Diego High School), Kristopher Boris (Santa Barbara High School), Charlie Buckingham (Santa Barbara High School), Autumn Coulter (Dos Pueblos High School), Zach Dinklage (San Marcos High School), Emmanuel Flores Garcia (Santa Barbara High School), Amelie Funk (Dos Pueblos High School), Emma Gobbell (Providence High School), Hunter Gomersall (Santa Barbara High School), Magdaline Rose Gooch (Santa Barbara High School), Jacob Grossi (Dos Pueblos High School), Henry Haber (Santa Barbara High School), Kylee Heather (Dos Pueblos High School), Chloe Herdrich (Providence High School), Owen Keithley (Santa Barbara High School), Grace Lewis (Carpinteria High School), Angel Uriel Mateo (Santa Barbara High School), Andrew Mazlumyan (San Marcos High School), Teagan Moehlis (Dos Pueblos High School), Maleeha Mustafa (Dos Pueblos High School), Veronica Sanchez (Santa Barbara High School), Morgan Thornley (Santa Barbara High School), and Madison Young (San Marcos High School).

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation’s largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded in excess of $123 million to more than 50,000 county students since its founding in 1962. A nonprofit organization, the Scholarship Foundation also provides free financial aid advising services. For additional information, visit

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