Fine Arts Society Encourages Higher Art Education

Three 92129 residents were among the recipients of North County Society of Fine Arts (NCSFA) scholarships. Every year, NCSFA awards scholarships to high school seniors who plan to pursue degrees in the visual arts. This year a total of $3,200 was awarded to eight 2016 graduates.
Mt. Carmel High School’s Cassandra Mullens plans to attend Miramar College to earn an associate degree before transferring to a four year university. Her greatest ambition is to become an animator and illustrator and is excited about continuing to develop her fine art skills.

Westview High School graduate Autumn Nicole Smith will attend California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in the fall, where she will major in studio/fine art and minor in French or anthropology. Autumn Nicole is highly motivated and aims to become a professional artist or art professor.

Jessica Peng is one of only two students from Westview High School to be accepted to the California Institute of the Arts, where she will pursue her goal of becoming a graphic designer/animator. She is devoted to the arts and works extremely hard to achieve her goals.

NCSFA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to unifying local artists, providing programs in various media and techniques, and furthering art education. Opportunities offered by NCSFA membership include demonstrations and critiques by accomplished artists, other informal art critiques, paint-outs, exhibits, workshops, and art field trips. Scholarship funds are provided by NCSFA memberships and donations from other sources. For more information visit