Amy’s Scholarship

Introduction:

Amy’s scholarship is a culmination of community support and effort for the love of the arts and promoting the love of arts to the next generation of citizens. Rosenquist, whose formal name was Amy Davis, created varied artworks that were exhibited internationally over her nearly 50-year career.  Not long after moving to Colorado in 2015 to be closer to her grandchildren, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away in early 2021. More than 80 works, both framed and unframed, remained in her studio. Her husband and daughter, Dennis and Joyzelle Davis, Janet Hultberg and Sweet Ridge Studios owner Melinda Valentini pulled together the community celebration to help the works find new, forever homes and celebrate Amy’s artistry. These funds were then used to establish Amy’s scholarship. This scholarship fund was established to give the opportunity to future artists, creators and innovators to continue their education in the arts. There will be two scholarships awarded in the 2023-2024 calendar year. Each scholarship is $1500.

Eligibility:

To eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a Colorado resident
  • Must be 16-years of age or older
  • Must be pursuing continued education in an art form. Eligible art forms include painting, sculpture, architecture, poetry, music, literature, dance, cinema and other digital arts.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or certified program in the arts from eligible forms above. If the applicant is not planning to attend a community college or four-year program, continued education must be through a certified program. Continued education can mean pursuing a new certification, degree, taking a certified workshop and/or an art residency. If you have questions about whether a program you are considering is eligible, please reach out to reception@wearelocalworks.org.

How to apply:

You can apply for Amy’s Art Scholarship by submitting your resume, your portfolio and an essay or voice recording that addresses the following questions. If you choose to submit the voice recording answering these questions, please only submit a voice recording. No videos will be accepted. 

To submit a complete application, all of these materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 1st. Please email all application requirements to reception@wearelocalworks.org

  1. Tell us who you are as a person and an artist. Who inspired you to get into art? What hobbies do you have outside of art? What was the last book you read? (these are leading question examples, please do not limit your response to just these leading questions, take the time to tell us all the things that make you who you are).
  2. Who are artists that you look up to and why? If you could change one thing about their work, what would it be?
  3. What are your future goals in the arts? How do you plan to accomplish these? (please share steps, strategies and even a glimpse into a five-year plan).

Please include a link to your portfolio or images of your work. If you do not have a formal portfolio, that is okay! Put something simple together that shows us your work. 
To submit a complete application, an essay or voice recording answering the questions above, a resume and portfolio must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 1st, 2024. Please email all application requirements to reception@wearelocalworks.org.