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AKF Boston Holds Third Annual MassArt Scholarship Competition

Stacy Arman, scholarship winner

Boston, MA – AKF Boston recently held its Third Annual MassArt Student Scholarship Competition.

To date, AKF has given MassArt students $15,000 in scholarships.

A panel of judges selected two finalists who will each receive a $2,500 AKF Scholarship towards their tuition at MassArt

The 2018 scholarship winners Hannah Clark and Stacy Arman.

Clark’s piece, Chair: Sit, and Arman’s piece, Carnival (Weaving), were selected for their incredible technique and innovative design.

Ana Catarina Henriques-Salmon received an Honorable Mention from the judges for her two pieces, Iberian Idle and Bird of Paradise; and Annelise Freund for winning the People’s Choice vote for her piece, Power Struggle.

The contestants, along with AKF guests and employees, attended a gallery-style exhibition at AKF’s Boston office.

The students will display their works in the office for one year.

Hannah Clark, scholarship winner


Twenty-five students submitted over 50 pieces, and in 2017 those numbers doubled. This year, 57 students submitted approximately 150 pieces, and 14 students and 20 pieces were selected for the final round of the competition.

When AKF held its first competition in 2016, students from Massachusetts College of Art & Design (MassArt) submitted their artwork in a variety of media to compete for AKF Scholarships.

“This is a project that is near and dear to my heart. I have met so many creative students, and I am amazed each year at the unbelievable work they share with us. AKF has been incredibly generous in giving away these scholarships that mean so much to an aspiring artist,” said Erin English, AKF’s in-house graphic designer and MassArt event planner.

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