The 55th Annual Bluff Park Art Show

October 6, 2018

The Bluff Park Art Association

2018 Art Scholarship Winner

BPAA board president Julie Preskitt congratulates art scholarship recipient Grace Varner

BPAA board president Julie Preskitt congratulates art scholarship recipient Grace Varner

The 2018 winner of the Bluff Park Art Association Art Scholarship is Hoover High School graduate Grace Varner.

Varner, a student of Hoover High School teacher Marla Kenney, intends to pursue an art degree at the University of Montevallo.

The $2,500 scholarship is given annually to a graduating Spain Park or Hoover High School student who intends to pursue a career in the visual arts. Applicants compete through portfolio presentations.

BPAA Scholarship Committee Chair Robin Gerstenberg praised the young woman’s talent and passion.

“All of the applicants are incredibly gifted, so it was a very difficult decision for the committee,” Gerstenberg said. “Grace’s skill and love of art were evident in the pieces she submitted in her portfolio.”

In addition to the scholarship, BPAA awards the recipient’s teacher $250 for classroom supplies.