Artisan's Budding Artist Fellowship winners announced

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Artisan announces two winners of the 2013-2014 Budding Artist Fellowship prize.
Ana Elaine Hernandez, Alicia Stewart, students at Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences, and members of their families were present at Artisan in Santa Fe on June 2 as the winners received their certificates and gift cards. Each month for the next year they will have $100 added onto gift cards for purchasing art supplies from Artisan.
The Budding Artist Fellowship went from awarding one prize to two prizes in this first year, when a longtime friend of owner Ron Whitmore came forward and endowed an additional prize. The Phoenix, Ariz., law firm of Evans Dukarich was represented by partner Gary Dukarich at the awards ceremony.
This Fellowship is to give support to a young artist as they develop courage and heart in their pursuit of creative arts, with the support of quality art materials.
Ana Elaine Hernandez and Alicia Stewart were selected from a field of 24 applicants whose work was voted on by the Artisan staff and owners in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Applicants were assigned a number and all references to name, age and schools were removed for the review. Judges saw only the applicant’s artwork and their written artist statements. The webmaster created the web pages for voting and tallied the votes, but did not participate in the voting.
Artisan gave their staff a week to review the submissions and make their selection. The winners were announced in the Artisan June ARTeNewsletter. For more information, call Ron Whitmore 954-4179, ext. 111 or visit artisan-santafe.com/wp/2013-budding-artist-fellowship-winners.