*News alert May 2015 – we are looking for a new Scholarship Committee Chair. If interested contact Pat Smith.
To promote interest in the arts for the next generation, the Pleasanton Art League (PAL) awards $1,000 dollars in scholarships each year.
Currently, art students are selected by the PAL board, with help from art professors at Las Positas College. Student portfolios are submitted in late Spring, and from these portfolios, PAL selects 1-2 winners for the $1,000 PAL Scholarship. Las Positas art students should watch their class bulletin boards for scholarship information and deadlines.
The winner is invited and encouraged to show his/her work at the Pleasanton Art League’s Annual Art Show, and attend the reception and awards ceremony where the scholarship award will be presented. The next reception and awards ceremony will take place at the PAL Annual Art Show in June 2009.
Contact Pat Smith at 925-846-4138 or Norma Webb at 925-828-9170.
2015 Scholarship Winners
PAL Scholarship Awards have been presented to two Las Positas students: Kate Taylor, who is graduating this spring from LPC with an AA in Art, emphasis in painting, and transferring to Cal State East Bay to pursue a BA in Art; Jeoff Anderson, who plans to attend San Jose State after LPC and work towards a BFA in Animation. Awards were given at LPC’s Spring Art Show. The winning artwork will be displayed at the PAL Member’s show in the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse September-October.
2014 Scholarship Winner
The Pleasanton Art League awarded a local college student with a scholarship during its annual exhibit and reception last month. Alisha Ellard, who attends Las Positas College in Livermore, was this year’s recipient of the $1,000 monetary award.
Ellard’s winning pieces were three black-and-white ink images, including the piece below, titled “Death Stare”. Her work is currently being displayed in this year’s PAL member’s art show at the Firehouse Arts Center.
Alisha will graduate from Las Positas College by spring of 2015 and then transfer into the California Institute of Art’s animation program. After college she plans to apply to Pixar.