Submitted by Sheila Metcalf
Lopez Artist Guild Scholarships have been awarded for 2019.
Uma Anderson Chopra has created art all her life. She has focused on botanical drawing, figure studies, watercolor, batik, pottery and sculpture. This year she created a community art piece to, “raise awareness of the impact our body image has on our lives.” The project consists of three life-size clay sculptures of women and multiple interviews, surveys and a paper on the psychological effects of body image. She wants women to feel more confident and strong in their bodies. Chopra will be graduating from Lopez High School and continuing on to Point of View Tattoo School in Portland.
Ren Di Bona’s art style has been influenced by anime and cartoons. She has learned many different art and animation programs, screen recorders and completed speed paints. She has created her own business, Moonpaw Designs, and creates cards and prints. In high school, she expanded her media to include watercolor, graphite, color pencil, charcoal and acrylic. She looks forward to working with metal and exploring animation. Di Bona will graduate from Friday Harbor High School and attend Evergreen College in the fall.