In 1954, the club established an annual scholarship program for
deserving art students. This evolved into the Kingsley Art Club
Merit Awards. Each spring, Kingsley makes Merit Awards of $500 to
six promising art students enrolled in local community colleges.
A special recognition event is also held. The art faculties at
American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake
Community College, Sacramento City College, Sierra College, and
Yuba College select the students to be honored. Receiving the
Kingsley Merit Award has made a difference in the lives of many
emerging artists in our community by supporting their continued
Kingsley also sponsors an art docent program at the elementary
school level. Additionally, it supports an annual high school art
show for students throughout the region.
A multi-disciplinary artist examines where she takes her dues for
her artistic expression. She will present some of her key
sources: found, noted or sketched, historic and talismanic and
how they inform her thinking.
The Crocker Art Museum’s fine collection of German drawings
includes artists from Albrecht Durer to Julius Schnorr von
Carolsfeld. Dr. Breazeale will explore the history of
collecting these drawings in conjunction with the Crocker’s
special exhibit of German Drawings from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts,
Marguerite Wildenhain was a Bauhaus-trained master potter who
fled Nazi Germany, settling in Guerneville, CA, in 1949.
For the next 36 years, she practiced her craft, gave
workshops and lectured world-wide on her art. Ms
Wildenhain’s works in clay are in museum collections throughout
the world and her studio and home are now part of Armstrong
Redwoods Natural Reserve. Christopher Corey, archaeologist
with California State Parks will share her story.
Ms. Fonda will briefly discuss her education and background to
put her art work in context. She will share information
about her studio practice and how she sees her role in our
creative community. Included will be glimpses of what is
currently happening in her studio and the projects on her
Practicing and teaching as a fine artist and photographer for
more than 20 years, Kurt Fishback began making environmental
portraits of fellow artists in their personal space, recently
focusing on women artists in order to bring his archive into