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Santa Maria Arts Council

Encouraging and Supporting the Expansion of the Arts since 1965
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2017 Individual Grants in the Arts

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Honoree Bill Cirone, Daniel Ha, Zachary Hasbany, Meami Maszewski, Bianca Norwood, Maya Sherer, Bailey Hall, Lily Hernandez, Derick Edwards, Rachel Shedd, Gold Vang, Lorren Baker, Emmanuel Zaragoza.
Santa Maria Arts Council Announces
Individual Grants in the Arts Competition

For more information on our honoree County Superintendent of Schools Bill Cirone. (more)

This spring, the Santa Maria Arts Council awarded over $13,000 to emerging artists in the fields of Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts. First and Second place individual grants of $1,500 and $1,000 went to artists in each of the four categories. Three additional grants are also awarded: the Nat Fast Memorial Grant for performing artists, the Ian M. Hassett Foundation for visual artists, and the Los Padres Artists Guild Grant for student artists.
Winners Announced in Santa Maria Arts Council’s
Individual Grants in the Arts Competition

On May 15, 12 artists working in the mediums of dance, drama, music, and visual arts shared a prize pool of $13,300. First and second place winners will receive $1,500 and $1,000 respectively in addition to recipients of the Nat Fast Memorial Grant, the Ian M. Hassett Memorial Scholarship, and Los Padres Artist Guild Scholarship/Irene Humann Memorial Grant.

Bailey Hall 1st $1,500
Emmanuel Zaragoza 2nd $1,000

Meami Maszewski 1st $1,500
Bianca Norwood 2nd $1,000

Daniel Ha 1st $1,500
Zachary Hasbany 2nd $1,000

Visual Arts
Lily Hernandez 1st $1,500
Derick Edwards 2nd $1,000

Nat Fast Memorial Grant - Drama
Maya Sherer $1,000

Ian M. Hassett Memorial Scholarship – Visual Arts
Rachel Shedd $1,000

Los Padres Artist Guild Scholarship/Irene Humann Memorial Scholarship – Visual Arts
Gold Vang $650

Los Padres Artist Guild Scholarship – Visual Arts
Lorren Baker $650

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Thanks to our Donors

Major Sponsors: Allan Hancock College, The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks, Santa Maria Sun, Edwin Woods Jr., Maguire Investments

Cultural Patron Sponsor: Robert Burridge Studio

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Santa Maria Arts Council
P.O. Box 5
Santa Maria, CA
The Santa Maria Arts Council is a 501c3 non-profit. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
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