Harley Weir, a direct recipient of the Nancy and David Marks Scholarship award, is currently a senior at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA, and he is looking forward to graduating in May with a Bachelors in Fine Art, specializing in Game Art.
Harley’s teachers applaud him for his dedication, curiosity, and ability to push his ideas into interesting territory. His Digital Painting teacher in the Game Art program says “Harley Weir exhibits many of the traits that are key to success in his chosen field of study. He is dedicated, punctual, a great communicator and eager to learn new techniques. He constantly impresses me with both his skill level as well as his humble desire to continually improve his art.”
His teacher of ‘Visual Storytelling for Games’ says “Harley was good at communicating and diligent at getting his work done on time, budget and direction! He shows excellent promise towards the creative /commercial industry and has showed strong commitment and resolve to do the work necessary to realize that goal! Let me just sum it up by saying, “I’d hire him!”
In keeping with LQAF’s mission of “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts,” annual scholarship awards are made possible with proceeds garnered from LQAF public art events including the La Quinta Arts Festival, plus La Quinta Arts Foundation memberships and contributions by sponsors, community partners and memorial contributions. LQAF scholarship recipients are eligible to receive funding for up to five years.
The Visual Arts Scholarship Program is designed to assist local college-bound art students, and returning scholarship recipients, as they work toward a career in the field of visual arts. Since the program was instituted in 1984, La Quinta Arts Foundation has awarded more than $1.23 million dollars in scholarships to local students pursuing college degrees in the field of visual arts.