Medici Circle – Supporting School of Art
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 $400,000 in art scholarship endowments through membership dues and annual fundraisers.
Medici Circle’s primary annual fundraiser is the much enjoyed 5x7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser. This party provides a delightful mix of art, food, drink, and wild fun during the “art grab.” This year's Coolsville-Rocking the 50s themed party was held on January 21, 2017 at the Lubbock Country Club; it was a successful event and wildly delightful.
This year revenues from Medici Circle endowments provided scholarships to fifteen graduate and undergraduate scholars in the different areas of study at the School of Art. 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:
Medici Circle Endowments include:
- Bill Lockhart Art Scholarship Endowment (2007)
- Ken Little - Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2007)
- Mrs. Linda S. & Dr. John M. Filippone, Jr. - Medici Circle Scholarship Endowment (2009)
- Terry Morrow - Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2010)
- The Willie and Eve Tate Family - James E. LaMunyon Chancellor’s Council Scholarship (augmented 2011)
- 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)
- Donna Howell-Sickles & John Sickles – Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2014)
- Deborah Milosevich – Medici Circle Scholarship Endowment (2015)
- Medici Circle Art Scholarship in Ceramics
- The Paul D. Hanna Memorial – Medici Circle Endowed Scholarship for the Fine Arts (2016)
- Rick Dingus – Medici Circle Graduate Endowed Fellowship 2016)
- Clarence E. Kincaid Memorial Scholarship Endowment (augmented 2016)
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.
Join us also for "Medici Circle Happy Hour" receptions at the Satellite Gallery before the First Friday exhibit openings each month, providing Medici Circle members a first peek of new exhibitions of artwork by School of Art faculty and students.