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Concord Art Association Awards Scholarships to DVC Art Students

CAA has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to deserving students majoring in art at Diablo Valley College. Sophia Leighton in the Art Department, and Michelle Toyama in the Art and Digital Media Department are the recipients of this year’s CAA Scholarship Program for DVC Students. Along with financial assistance, the Scholarship Program provides year-long CAA membership, invitations to participate in the CAA Online Gallery, and opportunities to show work in CAA exhibitions throughout the year.


Congratulations to Sophia and Michelle! Here are a few samples of their work.


A surreal sabre-tothed tiger blow-up attraction in a sparsely attended carnival setting at dusk
"American Mammal" by Sophia Leighton

A red and black still-life of cattle skulls and deer antlers on a flat surface
"Bones" by Sophia Leighton

A pastel close-up painting of a flower with flowing petals
"A Sea Foam Flower Inspired by the Mother of Pearl" by Michelle Toyama

A black and white portrait of a young woman with glasses lying on a bulky couch
"Best of Inked Observational" by Michelle Toyama

The annual CAA Scholarship Program for DVC Students is part of our mission to enrich the lives of Concord area residents. CAA membership dues and donations contribute to the scholarship program. You can find out more about the scholarships and other CAA community programs here.


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Toru Sugita
Toru Sugita
Jun 01, 2023

Thank you! I had these two as my students.

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