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Santa Maria Arts Council

Encouraging and Supporting the Expansion of the Arts since 1965
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The 2015 Individual Grants in the Arts Showcase
2015 Winners
Alexander Caballero
Sydni Abenido
Chad Patterson
Holly Halay
Daniel Ha
Trevor J. Neri
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Visual Arts
Oscar Pearson
Nat Fast Memorial Grant
Katie Wackowski
Ian M. Hassett Memorial Scholarship
Maria Cristina Arevalo
Los Padres Artist Guild Scholarship
Krystel de los Reyes
Karen White
2015 Individual Grants in the Arts Honoree

“I am very lucky to have been involved in the Fine Arts. I cannot draw a straight line or carry a tune. Art and music lessons in my youth did nothing to help,” explains Karen White, the Santa Maria Arts Council’s 2015 honoree for the Individual Grants in the Arts.

As a reporter, she covered and photographed most of the major news and agricultural events for the Santa Maria Times from 1964 to 2002. At the very start of her storied career, her penchant for the arts led her to attend and review plays, concerts, dance performances, flower festivals, and art exhibits from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara. In the mid-sixties she became the Arts Editor for the Santa Maria Times. Her stories on the arts helped create awareness, audience, and support for cultural organizations in the greater Santa Maria Valley.
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Thanks to our sponsor of the Grants Showcase…
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2015 Grants recipients
(r - l) Oscar Pearson, Krystel de los Reyes, Maria Arevalo, Sydni Abenido, Alexander Caballero, Katie Wackowski, Hollay Halay, Chad Patterson, Trevor Neri, Daniel Ha
Honoree Karen White and presenter Jeanie Miranda

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Santa Maria, CA
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