The Genevieve Fancher Memorial Youth Scholarship 2013
J. K.Fancher and the Harrison Art League have joined together to create this Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 to be awarded to a graduating High School senior who plans of continuing their education in the arts after High School and has demonstrated the same type of love and devotion for art as Geneivieve Fancher.
Tyler Blasdel of Flippin High School was awarded the Scholarship on May 12th, 2013 at the Blue Sky Gallery during the awards ceremony for the Spring Painting Show. Tyler shows a love for art and is very detailed in his expression with graphite and pen and ink. We offer him congratulations.Genevieve Fancher began a second career as an artist and studied under more than a dozen nationally known artists in seminars across the country. She was a prolific and versatile artist and worked in many styles; oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels. She was a Charter Member in the Harrison Art League in 1963 and continued as an active member until her death in 2007. Her art hangs in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis and in the Arkansas Governor’s mansion as well as in homes and offices across the country and abroad
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The Genevieve Fancher Memorial Youth Art Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is for graduating High School Seniors. It is offered by J.K. Fancher and the Harrison Art League in memory of Genevieve Fancher for her love of art and her many years of service to the Harrison Art League
Genevieve graduated from Green Forest High School in 1945 and attended Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas). She married J.K. Fancher in 1948. After College her professional career includes school teacher, bookkeeper, salesperson and bank teller.
In 1963, she began a second career as an artist. She studied under more than a dozen nationally known artists in seminars across the country. She was a prolific and versatile artist and worked in many styles and was equally proficient with oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels.
Genevieve was a respected artist and widely recognized locally as a visual arts celebrity. Her portraits hang in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis and in the Arkansas Governor's mansion. Her paintings have been reproduced on calendars, magazine covers and limited edition prints and hang in homes and offices in more than 20 states and one foreign country. She won many best of show awards in competitive shows. She was a charter member of the Harrison Art League in 1963 and continued as an active member until her death in 2007.
J.K. Fancher and the Harrison Art League have joined together to create this scholarship, in the amount of $500, to be awarded to a graduating High School senior who plan on continuing their education after High School and has demonstrated the same type of love and devotion for art that Genevieve had.
To apply a student needs to turn in an Artist Statement explaining what art means to them and how they plan on using their talent in the future. In addition they need to turn in a portfolio, pictures or their art, with a description of each piece and an explanation of how it was created and their reasons for doing it. Finally, they need to have a minimum of two letters of recommendation (excluding family members).
These need to be mailed to The Harrison Art League, PO Box 831, Harrison, AR 72602 by no later than April 6th. The winning applicant will be notified and the award will be presented at the Spring Juried Art Show to be held at the Harrison Art League located in the BackYard Framer Shop - 117 N. Main Street on the square in Harrison.
We are so pleased to add Miss Hannah Gallegos of Flippin High School to the list of Seniors who have received the Genevieve Fancher Memorial Scholarship. This year the Scholarship Awarded was in the amount of $800. We thank Mr. J K Fancher who assisted Harrison Art League in contributing to this award. Miss Hannah is a qualified member of the National Honor Society. Her project this year was to help a family rebuild their house after a fire. She has helped with many community projects and excels in art, drama, music as well as math. Presently she is president of both Flippin local Art Club and the Arkansas Young Artist Association. She plans to pursue her career in art in the area of Art Therapy. We wish her luck and good will as she is most deserving of this award.
|Elizabeth Sneed is a Senior at Flippin High School.|
In looking back through old checking statements, newspaper articles and receipts, we have found some of the past recipients of the HAL scholarship, so if you know any of these students or have any information concerning these scholarships, please emaill us.
May 2, 2010 Two Scholarships in the amount of $500 was wasrded to Elizabeth Sneed of Flippin, High School
June 15, 2009 A Scholarship in the amunt of $400 was awarded to Autumn Marie Marshall
August 8, 2005 Two Scholarship checks were written in the anmout of $250 each, they were awarded to Rhonda Gann and Jessica Howard.
October 12, 1988 A Scholarship check in the amount of $250 was written, no other info available
August 18, 1996 A Scholarship was awarded in the amount of $250 to Michelle Archand
August 9, 1997 A Scholarship check in the amount of $250 was written to NACTC, no other info available
September 5, 1995 A Scholarship was awarded in the amount of $250 to Kimberly Melton who was going to the University of Central Arkansas
March 31, 1995 A Scholarship check for $102 was written to Ben Cramer for tuition at NACTC
October 26, 1994 A Scholarship for tution issued to NACTC in the amount of $122
August 26, 1994 A Scholarship was awarded in the amount of $250 to Bobby Jean Campbell who was going to attend Arkansas Polytechnic College
September 7, 1993 Two scholarships were awarded, they were in the amount of $250 each and awarded to Kimberly Melton and Zachary Tinsel