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The Goss-Michael Foundation Announces 2011 Dallas and Statewide Art and Music Scholarship Winners

Untitled by Isaac Williams

Untitled by Isaac Williams

In its continuing efforts to support and encourage promising artistic talent, The Goss-Michael Foundation has announced the winners of four $5,000 scholarships – the George Michael Music Scholarship and the Kenny Goss Art Scholarship for students from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, the Goss-Michael Foundation DFW Art Scholarship for visual arts, and the statewide Goss-Michael Foundation Texas Art Scholarship for visual arts.

These annual scholarships enable The Goss-Michael Foundation to financially assist high school seniors as they embark on their college careers. All four scholarships will be applied toward tuition at each winner’s college to be attended in the fall.

The winners were chosen by art experts Aphrodite Gonou, art advisor to Kenny Goss and George Michael, and David Austin, songwriter and long-time collaborator with George Michael.

Kenny Goss, co-founder of The Goss-Michael Foundation, along with his partner, recording artist George Michael, created the George Michael Music Scholarship and the Kenny Goss Art Scholarship to foster continued interest in art and music among high school students.

Presented annually to two graduating seniors from the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, both scholarships are awarded to students with plans to pursue their musical and artistic aspirations following graduation.

On a local level, The Goss-Michael Foundation annually awards the Goss-Michael Foundation DFW Art Scholarship for visual arts to a student graduating from a Dallas, Fort Worth, or surrounding area high school. The Goss-Michael Foundation Texas Art Scholarship is given annually to a Texas high school senior who demonstrates not only extraordinary artistic talent but significant scholastic achievements, leadership, as well as school and community participation. The 2011 scholarship winners are:

Kenny Goss Art Scholarship
Megan Wainwright
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Attending the Oregon College of Art and Craft in the fall
Doppelgänger
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20 x 20 inches

George Michael Music Scholarship
James “Austin” Allen
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Attending Duquesne University in the fall
Ilijas, by Nebojsa Zibkovic
Solo Marimba

The Goss-Michael Foundation DFW Art Scholarship
Isaac Williams
Lancaster High School
Fall attendance TBD
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Graphite

The Goss-Michael Foundation Texas Art Scholarship
Erica Garza
Vista Ridge High School
Attending University of North Texas in the fall
Mailboxes
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36 x 54 inches

The Goss-Michael Foundation was founded by George Michael and Kenny Goss in June 2007. The Foundation offers the public a rotating schedule of exhibitions derived from Goss and Michael’s private collection of British contemporary art as well as other institutions. The Goss-Michael Foundation exists to educate, engage and inspire audiences by presenting exhibitions of British Contemporary art, provide vast resources, educational programs and scholarships to aspiring artists.

The Goss-Michael Foundation Summer Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday by appointment only. There is no charge to visit the Foundation.

Doppelgänger by Megan Wainwright

Doppelgänger by Megan Wainwright

Untitled by Isaac Williams

Untitled by Isaac Williams

Mailboxes by Erica Garza

Mailboxes by Erica Garza

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