La Quinta Arts Foundation returning scholarship recipient Paul Acevedo has been interested in the art forms of printmaking and sculpture since he was 12 years old. After graduating from Cathedral City High School, he has furthered his studies at California State University Stanislaus, where he has developed a passion for his field of work.
“I feel very inspired to become an art professor because of the great emphasis my professors have in each of their students,” Paul says. “I want to be able to help other students, by committing the same time and effort my professors give me.”
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.