NORMA DENZER CUGINI
EMERGING ARTIST AWARDS
On Thursday night, July 24th, 2014, Casey Repp (left), Everett Russell (center) and Charlie Jones (right), won the first-ever Norma Denzer Cugini Emerging Artist Awards at the Renton Annual Art Show's preview party. Mrs. Cugini (pictured here) was on hand to congratulate the winners and was thrilled with the awards.
The fund was established in late December, 2013, when her adult children, Cathy Cugini O'Neill, Robert Cugini, and Crissa Cugini, surprised her by making the initial donation to honor her work in helping to establish the art show as an annual focal point of the Renton River Days Festival. Each year, the fund will grant $500 to the Renton Annual Art Show: $100 to help with operations and $400 to be used for cash awards for student artists.
"The goal is to encourage more students to enter their artwork into the show," says Cathy Cugini.
The Renton Community Foundation is proud to play a part in honoring one of our founding board members in this way.
"Norma is a charitable icon in this community," says Lynn Bohart, foundation executive director. "She has done so much for the arts. This is a fitting tribute."
FIRST FINANCIAL NW FOUNDATION
NEW ROUND OF GRANTS
The FFNWF Board has announced that it will hold a fall round of grants this year. Updated applications will be available soon. Watch this space. The deadline for returning them is 5:00 p.m., October 24th.