The Medici Circle is a Lubbock Community volunteer group supporting School of Art through friends-raising and fund-raising for art scholarships. Since 2005, when the group first formed, the Medici Circle has successfully created or augmented nearly $250,000 in art scholarship endowments through membership dues and annual fundraisers.
The Annual Medici Circle 5x7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser has gained a reputation as the “most fun” fundraiser of the spring season. Whether it is the fine meal and wine or the mad dash for the 5x7 artworks, you will have such a great time while helping to raise money for new scholarship endowments for future generations of artists, art educators, graphic designers, and art history scholars.
Join us at this year’s 5x7 Fundraiser on April 26th when we celebrate the art of German Expressionism with Cabaret Under the Bigtop. Several hundred artworks by local, Texas, and national artists have been donated for the evening’s exhibition and “Art Run.” Click here to preview the 5x7 artworks that will be on sale during the event.
In addition, a few special 5x7 artworks will be sold by Live Auction. Click here to view the Live Auction items.
This year revenues from eight Medici Circle endowments provided scholarships to eleven graduate and undergraduate scholars in the different areas of study at the School of Art. Click here to learn about these student artists and scholars. Because the Medici Circle continues to help create new endowments each year, the numbers and amounts of scholarships have steadily increased since 2008 when the first Medici Circle scholarship made.
Medici Circle Endowments include:
- Bill Lockhart Art Scholarship Endowment (2007)
- Ken Little - Medici Circle Studio Art Scholarship Endowment (2007)
- Mrs. Linda S. & Dr. John M. Filippone, Jr. - Medici Circle Studio Art Scholarship Endowment (2009)
- Terry Morrow - Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2010)
- Rex & Bonnie Aycock - Medici Circle Master’s in Art History Scholarship Endowment (2011)
- E. Grey Lewis, Jr. Memorial - Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2011)
- Real & Muff Musgrave – Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2012)
Join Medici Circle today with your $50 individual or family membership donation. Receive our monthly announcements about exhibitions on campus as well as at the School of Art’s Satellite Gallery at LHUCA. Starting in November the Medici Circle will hold “happy hour” receptions at the Satellite Gallery on Thursday evenings before the First Friday exhibit opening of the month, providing Medici Circle members a first peek of new exhibitions of artwork by School of Art faculty and students.
For additional information, please call Joe Arredondo, Assistant to the Director at 806-742-1947 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.