ABOUT THE EDITH BAKER ART SCHOLARSHIP AND ARTIST CAREER DEVELOPMENT FUNDTo celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c) 3, financially benefits a student pursuing the study of visual arts along with giving that student a gallery internship, a mentor and an artist studio visit.
The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) awards this $2,500 scholarship every Fall to one visual art student attending one of the Dallas County Community Colleges. Each campus submits a nominee. The nominees exhibit work which is then juried resulting in one scholarship award winner. You must be a current art major to be considered for this scholarship.
The nominees show and the announcement of the overall winner is held in September. DADA will present its Edith Baker Art Scholarship to a visual art student from the Dallas County Community College District at a reception on Friday, Sept. 21, 6–8 p.m. at Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving, Texas. Art by all the finalists from seven DCCCD campuses will be exhibited Sept. 15-Oct. 7 at Irving Arts Center. Call (972) 252-7558 or visit irvingartscenter.com for more information.
The Fall 2012 nominee from El Centro College is Candy Warth.
2011 ECC nominee and winner – Michelle Reyes In the Fall of 2011, El Centro’s own Michelle Reyes was the overall winner of the Edith Baker Scholarship.
2010 nominees – Raymond Butler and Janet Aguirre, both pictured with Edith Baker