Monday, September 29, 2014

Art Scholars Help FOTA Kick Off Another Year of Fundraising

Art Scholars Help FOTA Kick Off Another Year of Fundraising

The Friends of the Arts (“FOTA”) held the first meeting of the 2014-15 season at Ginger Cove. The year’s slated trips were presented by Trip Chair, Gail Olmstead. Planned visits include: The Mitchell Gallery in October; a November trip to galleries in Easton, Maryland; and a Spring sculpture tour of Washington, D.C.

As part of their scholarship requirements, the recipients of the 5th Annual FOTA Scholar award, Ashley Lim, a junior at MICA; and Yvette Yu, a sophomore at UMD-College Park delighted and impressed the Friends with presentations of their approaches and their outstanding art works. Don Dement, Gail Higginbotham and Richard Niewerth were the jurors for this year’s entrants.  

Fund-raising for the 6th FOTA Scholar will include the March, 2015 Cards and Games Party and, coming up, the sale of evening purses and hand-painted silk scarves at the upcoming Annual Fall Festival, Sunday, September 21, 2014, along Maryland Avenue and State Circle, from 10-5.

FOTA has been fundraising for the arts for over 35 years. Its meetings and trips are on the second Tuesday from September through June and its members invite anyone who would like to learn more about trips or membership to contact Membership Secretary Aileen Thomas at 410 266-8784, e-mail, or write FOTA, Box 4635 Eastport, Md 21403. Visit our blog,

Photos by Donna F. Rhody

2014 FOTA Scholars Ashley Lim, Glen Burnie; and Yvette Yu, Laurel

Friends Ellenor Alvarez, Arnold; Tony Fry; Harriet Sierer; and Amante Carlquist, all of Annapolis

Friends Mary Melvin, Bets Ryan, Aileen Thomas of Annapolis; and Bess Sharland, Crofton

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Recording Secretary Dinah Little;  Jane Lunney; Mary Lou Alison; and Treasurer Annette Uroskie, all of Annapolis

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