Gage Academy of Art is pleased to announce

the 2020 scholarship recipients

 

For 28 years, Gage Academy of Art has awarded scholarships made possible by the tremendous philanthropy of contributing donors. This year, Gage Academy of Art’s scholarship review panel awarded almost $32,000 to new and returning students of Gage’s Capitol Hill and Georgetown campuses. This was a record year with more scholarships and more applicants than ever before! Thank you to all of our generous scholarship donors who have made it possible for more students to study at Gage!

Scholarship applicants were required to complete an application, provide samples of artwork, and complete a written submission sharing what inspired them to pursue an education in the arts. A scholarship review panel (listed below) were appointed to review submissions and select the recipients. More on our jurors HERE.

The 2020 scholarship recipients are:

  • Zhanpei Fang was awarded the Gage Academy of Art BIPOC Scholarship. Zhanpei will be entering the Georgetown Atelier.
  • Abiola Adekanbi was awarded the Truth & Beauty in Equity Scholarship. Abiola will be entering the Georgetown Atelier.
  • Rebecca Putnam was awarded the Kendra Scholarship Fund – Aristides Atelier. Rebecca will be entering the Aristides Atelier.
  • Hannah Sayre was awarded the Kendra Scholarship Fund – Kang-O’Higgins Atelier. Hannah will be entering the KOH Atelier.
  • Yingzhao Liu was awarded the Kendra Scholarship Fund – Trowbridge Atelier. Yingzhao will be entering the Trowbridge Atelier.
  • Heather Ormsbee was awarded the Mark Kang-O’Higgins Atelier Scholarship. Heather will return to the KOH Atelier.
  • Bean Fairbanks was awarded the Dennis Evans & Nancy Mee Scholarship.
  • Madison Brennan was awarded the Jessica Harrison Belzberg Atelier Scholarship. Madison will be entering the Aristides Atelier.
  • Jackson Dargie was awarded the Stanley R. & Robert E. Wright Foundation for the Arts Scholarship. Jackson will return to the Aristides Atelier.
  • Peter Green was awarded the Allan and Mary Kollar Scholarship.
  • Rachel Solimeno was awarded the Mary Gales Scholarship. Rachel will return to the KOH Atelier.
  • 12 need-based scholarships awarded to participating youth in the 2020 summer program from: The Kendra Scholarship Fund; The Jessica Harrison Belzberg Scholarship for Young Artists; Maggie Jiang & Matthew Warburg; and Thacher Family Philanthropy Fund.

 

Special thanks to the 2020 scholarship review panelists:

  • Valencia Carroll
  • Miguel Carter-Fisher
  • Gary Faigin
  • Sullivan Giles
  • Patricia Watwood

 

ZHANPEI FANG
Master copy, 2020
Digital painting software

The Gage Academy of Art BIPOC Scholarship
ZHANPEI FANG
Untitled, 2019
Oil on canvas

The Gage Academy of Art BIPOC Scholarship
ABIOLA ADEKANBI
Oyinade as Oshun
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36
"This artwork interprets the beauty of my culture being from Nigeria, the Yoruba tribe, with the help of my sister. I did this in my undergrad like all of these paintings."

Truth & Beauty in Equity Scholarship
ABIOLA ADEKANBI
MF DOOM x Pink Panther
Oil on canvas, 36 x 36
"With this, my professor had me explore the concept of combining two genres of styles."

Truth & Beauty in Equity Scholarship
REBECCA PUTNAM
Snowdrop
Oil on linen

The Kendra Scholarship - Aristides Atelier
REBECCA PUTNAM
These Hands Have Toiled
Graphite on Bristol

The Kendra Scholarship - Aristides Atelier
HANNAH SAYRE
The Smith
Designed and rendered in Maya

The Kendra Scholarship - Kang-O'Higgins Atelier
HANNAH SAYRE
Studies of Light and Bone
Acrylic on canvas, Series of still life studies in value

The Kendra Scholarship - Kang-O'Higgins Atelier
YINGZHAO LIU
Bear Mountain
Collagraph monoprint on Rives BFK paper, 11 x 15

The Kendra Scholarship Fund - Trowbridge Atelier
YINGZHAO LIU
A Time of Uncertainty
Oil on canvas, 10 x 14

The Kendra Scholarship Fund - Trowbridge Atelier
CASSANDRA SKANES
toxic (Self portrait)
Charcoal

The Mark Kang-O'Higgins AtelierScholarship
HEATHER ORMSBEE
liquid to ash
Oil on canvas
"This still life was the final project of my first year in the atelier. It is a representation of the time spent between the marriage of my parents and the death upon which the goblet sits, also a reflection of the time we spend between liquid and ash."

The Mark Kang-O'Higgins AtelierScholarship
BEAN FAIRBANKS
Aauuga's Anticipation
Acrylic
"This is my service dog, eagerly awaiting her treat in a slightly distorted view. Hummingbird is my totem. Two of my favorite things."

The Dennis Evans and Nancy Mee Scholarship
BEAN FAIRBANKS
Waves in the Sand
Acrylic
"For several months I couldn't sit up but I was desperate to paint. This was painted dot by dot by stretching my arm out to a table from my bed. It was meditative and healing."

The Dennis Evans and Nancy Mee Scholarship
MADISON BRENNAN
Untitled
Oil Paint on Gesso Board
"This was a quick two day study."

The Jessica Harrison Belzberg Atelier Scholarship
MADISON BRENNAN
Where is Home
Oil Paint on Gesso Board
"This piece is inspired by all the places I have lived. The sea and the forest and the string ties them together with the feather symbolizing change coming again."

The Jessica Harrison Belzberg Atelier Scholarship
JACKSON DARGIE
A Girl, After Frederic Leighton (Mastercopy)
Oil on canvas

The Stanley R. and Robert E. Wright Foundation for the Arts Scholarship
JACKSON DARGIE
Randy
Oil on canvas

The Stanley R. and Robert E. Wright Foundation for the Arts Scholarship
PETER GREEN
Faun
Oil

The Allan & Mary Kollar Scholarship
PETER GREEN
Fire Land
Pastel

The Allan & Mary Kollar Scholarship
RACHEL SOLIMENO
Self undecided, 2020
Oil on panel, 30 x 30

The Mary Gales Scholarship
RACHEL SOLIMENO
Re-generation, 2019
Oil on canvas, 36 x 40

The Mary Gales Scholarship