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2015 Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship Recipients Honored

The 2015 Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship recipients were honored on April 27 at a reception featuring a temporary exhibition of their work. Most of the 21 Carrillo scholars attended, along with Alison Carrillo, the creator of the Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship. Acting Dean of the Arts Martin Berger, Art Department Chair Jennifer Parker, and Alison Carrillo all spoke about how important this scholarship is in supporting our students. There was also a screening of the documentary film Eduardo Carrillo: A Life of Engagement by Pedro Pablo Celedón, which recently won the prestigious Gold Remi at the 48th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.

Students were selected from a large pool of junior and senior Art majors in good academic standing and working in the areas of painting, drawing, and sculpture. Each applicant submitted work samples, a project proposal, research agenda and an itemized budget for consideration.  Their projects ranged from a series of six paintings, related to the cruelty and brutality currently proliferating under the regimes of the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to an investigation of LED light sculpture, to relief and intaglio printmaking techniques that explore social issues of race, class and gender.

Ms. Carrillo established the scholarship in 1997 to honor the life and work of her late husband Eduardo Carrillo, UC Santa Cruz Art Professor Emeritus and famed Chicano muralist. Since its inception, the Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship has benefited nearly 200 outstanding UCSC Art students working in painting, sculpture, and drawing.

The Arts Division is grateful to Alison Carrillo for her generosity, vision, and deep-seated commitment to education which has an enormously positive impact on the lives of countless students, encouraging them to experiment with art and explore the depths of their creativity. 

The Arts Division would also like to thank Betsy Andersen ’78, Director, Museo Eduardo Carrillo, for her unfailing commitment to art, education, and the Carrillo Scholarship recipients – both past and present.

Selected works by the 2015 Carrillo Scholars will be on display at the reception in the Seminar Room, in the Mini Galleries, and Emma Lou Atterbury will be having her senior show in the Carrillo Gallery at the Baskin Visual Arts Center.

This year’s scholars:
Emma Lou Atterbury
Michelle Gabriela Bueno
Dominique Carella
Heileng Chio
Nesho Delchev Dimov
Grace Maxine Sanabria Gain
Fernando Gama
Daniel Ernest Goldman
Alex Khah
Kayla Noelle Kemper
Jessica Shyann Levine
Alana Jeanne Matthews
Jazel Socorro Munoz
Leonor Alejandra Pereda
Brandon Ladd Pritzkat
Edward Mauricio Ramirez
Mary Frances Roll
Darrell McKelvie Ruppel
Caetano Gil Santos
Grace Hazel Simpson
Leah Marie Stemmann


Photo: Karina Hernandez