2018 Annual Student Awards
We hereby confer the following awards to those students who showed exceptional merit, devotion to learning and progress in the mastery of the fine arts.
THE GWENDOLYN LAAN OZOLS AWARD
Established by James J. Coleman in memory of Gwendolyn Laan Ozols, this award is given for outstanding accomplishments, capability of continued growth and our anticipation of the student's future contributions to the community through art.
THE THOMAS EAKINS AWARD
The Thomas Eakins Award is given to a student who has shown consistent, outstanding growth and overall excellence.
THE LILA AND WALTER STUEMPFIG MEMORIAL AWARD
This award is given by Anthony Stuempfig in memory of his parents. His father, Walter Stuempfig (1914-1967), was an American painter and professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. This award is for overall excellence.
THE NOAFA SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The NOAFA Scholarship Award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding growth and progress while attending classes at a financial sacrifice, showing significant potential to contribute to the arts community.
THE GIA PRIMA FOUNDATION AWARD I
THE GIA PRIMA FOUNDATION AWARD II
THE DR AND MRS MICHAEL CAREY COLOR & DESIGN AWARD
THE NEW ORLEANS ART ASSOCIATION AWARD
THE KATIE ARIMURA MEMORIAL AWARD
This award was given by members of her art critique group.
THE COLOR & DESIGN AWARD
Faculty members give these awards to honor students who have shown outstanding ability and a sincere interest in learning.
Mary Jo Gessler