Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Community Foundation and the Brady family of Skagway have announced that the Margaret Frans Brady Fund has awarded $10,000 in scholarship funding in 2022.
The funding will go to 11 area residents who are pursuing art.
“The depth and variety of artistic talent in our beautiful corner of the world continues to impress us,” said Jeff Brady, chair of the MFB Scholarship Committee. “It’s been wonderful to see our young artists emerge stronger from the pandemic to entertain us again, and we are impressed that many of them want to give back to their communities and teach in the future.”
The winners are:
Madeleine Andriesen, Haines – Madeleine, vocalist, and 2022 graduate from the University of Alaska Fairbanks music program, will be going for her masters starting next fall at the University of Southern California. $1500.
Aubrey Cook, Haines – Aubrey, a 2022 graduate of Haines High School, works in a variety of mediums and has a desire to teach art. She will enroll at Western Washington University in the fall. $1000.
Fiona Ferguson, Sitka – Fiona is currently enrolled at Western Washington University where she is pursuing an arts education degree. She is a 2021 graduate of Sitka High School and is a young artist in her community. $750.
Gavin Holt, Juneau – Gavin, a middle school student about to make the leap to high school, is playing the drums in orchestras. He will improve his skills this summer at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. $500.
Garrett Klein, Juneau – Garrett, a 2022 graduate of Thunder Mountain High School, is a prize-winning painter in Alaska. He will take his artistic passion to the Columbus College of Art and Design next fall. $1000.
Noatak Post, Juneau – Noatak, a senior in pursuit of a double major in music and computer science at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, plans to apply both degrees toward teaching students and conducting orchestras back home. $750.
Virginia Potts, Juneau – Virginia, an artist who graduated from Thunder Mountain High School in 2021, is currently majoring in art at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. $750.
Tatum Sager, Skagway – Tatum, a 2022 graduate of Skagway High School, will take her musical (honor choir) and speaking (national qualifier) talents to the University of Alaska Southeast in the fall. $500.
Claire Scott, Juneau – Claire is currently finishing her first year at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The 2021 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School:Yadaa.at Kalé, already has two published graphic novels. $1000.
Alain Soltys-Gray, Juneau – Alain, a 2022 graduate of Thunder Mountain High School, is a young painter who will be attending the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in the fall. $1500.
Mina Yee, Skagway – Mina, a 12-year-old show violinist, will be touring with an adult orchestra in the Yukon this summer. The scholarship grant to the Skagway Arts Council will go toward her professional lessons. $750.