Katarina Hahn is a new LQAF Scholarship Winner for 2016-17. She grew up in La Quinta, where she’s explored dance, painting, photography and drawing. While at Palm Desert High School, she enjoyed participating in the yearbook to develop her skills in photography. Katarina won the Aztec Gold Award, which is granted to Palm Desert High School students who excel academically and demonstrate strong character traits.
“I try to attend many events concerning Art such as the La Quinta Arts Festival, which I have attended for the last four years.”, says Katarina. Currently, she is pursuing her studies in Visual Arts and Photography at California State University San Marcos.
In keeping with LQAF’s mission of “Promoting and Cultivating the Arts,” annual scholarship awards are made possible with proceeds garnered from LQAF public art events including the La Quinta Arts Festival, plus La Quinta Arts Foundation memberships and contributions by sponsors, community partners and memorial contributions. LQAF scholarship recipients are eligible to receive funding for up to five years.
The Visual Arts Scholarship Program is designed to assist local college-bound art students, and returning scholarship recipients, as they work toward a career in the field of visual arts. Since the program was instituted in 1984, La Quinta Arts Foundation has awarded more than $1.23 million dollars in scholarships to local students pursuing college degrees in the field of visual arts.