VISUAL ARTS AWARDS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Applications are now available for the Palos Verdes Art Center’s 2013 Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Awards for the Visual Arts. These grants provide funds to enhance the abilities and encourage the careers of visual art students, working professional visual artists and young persons seeking to become visual artists. Completed applications are due February 22, 2013.
While the definition of visual arts is very broad, the Alpay Awards focus on traditional media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and photography. The program emphasizes artistic merit and excellence. Applicants must live or attend school within 25 miles of the Palos Verdes Art Center. Maximum grants in the various categories range from $500 for youth to $3,000 for MFA candidates.
In the program’s 15 years, awards have totaled over $150,000 to 149 students and artists. The Beverly G. Alpay Memorial Awards were established by the Board of Directors of the Palos Verdes Art Center and Dr. O. Allen Alpay in memory of his wife, Beverly Alpay, an active supporter, longtime volunteer, and executive director of the Art Center. Applications are available at www.pvartcenter.org or by calling (310) 541-2479 x313.
The Palos Verdes Art Center, a non-profit community organization celebrating its 81st anniversary, has provided the South Bay with visual arts education, exhibition and outreach programming since 1931. For more information on Palos Verdes Art Center events, please call (310) 541-2479 or visit: www.pvartcenter.org