Lois Ferarri Memorial Art Scholarship 2015 application

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Cape Fear Studios, Inc.

148-1 Maxwell Street

Fayetteville, NC 28301






The Lois Ferrari Memorial Art Scholarship is given in memory of former Cape Fear Studios member artist Lois Ferrari who was an integral part of what Cape Fear Studios is and does.  The scholarship is in the amount of $500 and goes to a college student in need of money to help pay for his/her art education supplies. Three finalists are selected and each receives $75 to be used toward their framing expenses for the final phase of the scholarship competition.


In addition to the $500 monetary scholarship, the Studios also features the winner as the Artist of the Month in the Studios’ February show. This will include 4 or 5 works hung on the back wall in the Studios, along with an artist’s statement.  Cape Fear Studios invites the scholarship winner to be here for the opening of the exhibit. Note: Finalist will receive the Cape Fear Studios official Visiting Artist Contract and hanging requirements.


Applicant’s Requirements

  • Applicant must be a sophomore, junior, or senior at Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Meredith College, Methodist University, or UNC – Pembroke
  • Applicant must be a full-time visual arts major with a focus in 2D, sculpture, pottery, photography, or computer graphics (with the exception of FTCC students)
  • Applicant must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher and at least  3.0 in the student’s major
  • Applicant must obtain a recommendation of faculty or staff member from the student’s college or university
  • Applicant must use award monies for the purchase of supplies


Deadlines/Awarding of Scholarship

*Mon., Mar. 16th,  2015                                 Completed application and Jpeg images of 3 works

received at Cape Fear Studios street address/or email by 3 p.m. (artgallery@capefearstudios.com)

*Monday, Apr 6th,  2015                                Semi-finalists are selected and receive $75 for framing

*Mon., Apr. 20th, 2015                                   Deadline for receiving 2 original professionally framed works from the semi-finalists, delivered to Cape Fear Studios’ street address no later than 3 p.m.

*Mon., Apr. 27th, 2015                                   Semi-finalists notified of winner.

                                                                              Scholarship check mailed to winner. Winner’s

school notified.

*Mon., May 25th, 2015                                   Winner delivers 4 or 5 works PROFESSIONALLY framed for hanging, and a

professional artist statement to Cape Fear Studios  no later than 3 p.m.

*Friday, May 29th, 2015                                Opening Night Reception at Cape Fear Studios

 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

*Feb. 27th – Jun. 26th, 2015                           Winner’s work shown as Artist of the Month

                                                            Exhibit at Cape Fear Studios

*Monday, Jun. 26th, 2015                              Winner to pick-up work from Cape Fear Studios





Lois Ferrari Memorial Art Scholarship

Application Form




Please complete the following application and mail to Cape Fear Studios, 148-1 Maxwell St., Fayetteville, NC 28301. Present the Recommendation Form to a Fine Arts Department faculty or staff member of your school who knows you well. Applications and all required documents/Jpeg images must be received by March 16th, 2015 (whether by mail, email, or personal delivery) no later than 3 p.m. PLEASE SEE FIRST PAGE FOR ALL DEADLINES AND DATES


Name: ___________________________________              Date of Birth: __________________________


Email: ________________________________________________________________________________


Permanent Home Address: ________________________________________________________________


Local Address: _________________________________________________________________________


Phone Number: ___________________________                Cell Phone Number: _____________________


College or University: ______________________               Year in School: _________________________


Major: __________________________________                Expected Graduation Date: ________________


Overall GPA: ____________________________                 Major GPA: ___________________________


Name of Faculty or Staff Completing Recommendation: ________________________________________


Phone Number and Email of Faculty Recommendation: _________________________________________


Please list the medium for each of your 3 works pictured on your CD or Jpeg (if mixed media please list mediums used). Please be sure the submitted works are a cohesive body of work that represents you as an artist.















Please feel free to attach additional sheets answering the following questions:


  1. What or who are the influences on your development as an artist. How did either influence your present artistic style?







  1. What is your preferred medium and why?







  1. What is your artistic statement in reference to the pieces you have submitted (for example the creative spark when you started the piece, the meaning of the piece, your goal when you started)?







  1. Where do you see yourself being in ten years?








  1. How would receiving the Lois Ferrari Memorial Art Scholarship help you in your pursuit of a degree in Fine Art? (address your financial need)








  1. Any additional comments:






With my signature I certify that all information contained in this application is truthful.


_________________________________________ (please sign)




Lois Ferrari Memorial Art Scholarship

Faculty/Staff Recommendation Form





Applicant: Please complete the top portion with your personal information and give it to a member of your Fine Arts Department who knows you well. You should also provide the faculty/staff member with an addressed and stamped envelope made out to Cape Fear Studios, 148-1 Maxwell St., Fayetteville, NC 28301ATTN:   Ann Griffin, Executive Director.


Name: ___________________________________              College Level: __________________________


Email: ________________________________                    College or University: ____________________


Name of Faculty or Staff Completing Recommendation: ________________________________________


Faculty/Staff Address: ___________________________________________________________________


Faculty/Staff Phone Numbers: _____________________________________________________________


Faculty/Staff Signature: __________________________________________________________________


Faculty and Staff Members: Please place your recommendation in a sealed envelope. Sign the envelope across the seal on the back. Mail to Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St., Fayetteville, NC 28301. Recommendations must be received (via mail or personal delivery) by March 16th, 2015 by 3 p.m. at 148-1 Maxwell Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301. 


Cape Fear Studios is a non-profit artist cooperative in historic downtown Fayetteville. Its mission is “to involve, educate, and enrich Cumberland County and surrounding communities with the opportunity to create and freely view art.” In the space below or up to two additional pieces of paper, please indicate why you believe this student to be a strong candidate for the Lois Ferrari Memorial Art Scholarship (specifically to be used for the purchase of art supplies). Their artistic talent, ability as a student, future in the arts, and dedication to their craft should all be discussed, as well as any other comments you have. Thank you for your input.