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 education.
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.
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 horizon.
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 gender parity.