Lund Foundation resumes study abroad art scholarships, announces recipients at the Scotch, Brew and Art Affair

Left: 2019 students in the London Eye: Albert Haro, Shirin Rawls, Xena Senn, Sarah Theller, Jasmin Parker, Erik Escovedo, Eddie Reveles. Right. Edward Lund plays with light and shadow with a had and a bicycle.

The Edward O. Lund Foundation, which honors the work and life of noted artist and Fresno State Arts Curator Edward Lund by providing art scholarships, grants, and awards, will announce the resumption of its London Program scholarships at the Scotch, Brew and Art Affair, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Mad Duck in Fresno, CA. In addition to announcing the Lund Foundation Scholars who will be studying in London this winter; the affair will feature both a new art exhibit and a silent auction.

“We are thrilled to be sending our scholars back to London.” acknowledged Lisa Lund-Brown, Chairman of the Board at the Edward O. Lund Foundation. “These students have a unique opportunity to explore their dreams in an environment that fosters creativity, invention, and wonder and the Lund Foundation is determined to continue to support and fund these programs in conjunction with Fresno State,” Lund concluded.  

The silent auction portion of the art affair will feature works from many of the Valley’s finest regional and international artists, including past and present Lund Scholars. This year, the auction meets technology with the adoption of an online platform that allows for both online registration and bidding. Access to the auction items will be available on mobile devices or onsite staffed tablets,  allowing revelers to roam the function and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Participating artists include  Robert Ogata, Michael Garcia, Anne Sheid, Dal Henderson, Jamie Boley, and Dawn Hart.  

“The art affair is a wonderful way for the community to come together to enjoy art, live music, and brilliant food and drink,” commented Nick Potter, board member and Professor of Art, Design and Art  History at Fresno State, “and the auction is our primary fund-raising driver for London Program scholarships and other student awards. In addition to the fantastic art on display, we will also feature music from an incredible group of Fresno State faculty and alumni, including Max Hembd, Dr. Otto Lee,  Marshall Gentry, Kevin Hill, and Ethan Souza, making this an exceptional experience for both eyes and ears,” Potter stated. 

Topping off the feast for the senses, the culinary team at the Mad Duck will be serving an abundance of savory bites and feature a Scotch tasting with four distinct offerings to complete the circle.  

The Scotch, Brew and Art Affair takes place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Campus Pointe Mad Duck. Tickets are available at https://www.lundfoundation.org. General admission is $60.00, with reserved tables also available.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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