Please plan to join us to celebrate our talented Civic Arts Education musicians, artists and teachers at the CAE Open House and Arts Excellence Award Reception on October 24, 2015 at Shadelands Art Center.

2015 KATHY NELSON Arts Excellence Awards

This will mark our 3rd year of recognizing CAE artists through awarding $250 scholarships for excellence in the following categories:

Drawing, Painting and Printmaking
3 Dimensional Art (Ceramics, Fiber Arts, Glass or Jewelry)

Awards were given for different age groups:
5th grade and under
6th to 8th grade
9th-12th grade

The deadline to enter the competition for 2015 was March 13, 2015.

We would like to invite you to join us in this major fundraising event.  You and your guests will enjoy a memorable evening including signature cocktails, a four-course gourmet meal, live entertainment, and the opportunity to bid on extraordinary packages at the silent and live auctions.

Please join us in supporting and continuing access to quality arts education for our entire community.

For more information about our exciting event click here!

Viva Arts! 10th anniversary celebration

February 19, 2016

The arts are a cause for celebration at the Friends Foundation. From honoring our Arts Excellence Award recipients to our 10th Anniversary Viva Arts celebration, we take every opportunity we can to spotlight the amazing artists and art programs in our community. 

We invite you to join us for one of our celebrations!

Arts Excellence Awards 

October 24, 2015

upcoming events

Congratulations to our 2015 Arts Excellence Award Winners

Andrew  Zheng, 5th grade and under (Teacher: Stephen Evans)
Clarissa Chan, 6th -8th grade (Teacher: Monica Williams)
Bianca Pratte, 9th-12th grade (Teacher: Monica Williams)
Dabbie Bowron, Adult (Teacher: Stephen Evans)

Drawing, Painting and Printmaking:
Sarah Reck, K-12th (Teacher: Patsy Taylor)
Jim Rupp, Adult (Teacher: Patsy Taylor)

3-D Art:
Kurt Fehlberg, Adult (Teacher: Gregory Byard)

Honorable Mention:
Viri Martin, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, Adult (Teacher: Pamela Howett)
Natalia Alexandrova, 3-D Art, Adult (Teacher: Karen Ehrhardt)

Friends of Civic Arts

Education Foundation