Beaverton students mixed-media works on display at dealership through April 24

Eight Beaverton-area high school seniors will receive $500 scholarships in the 25th annual Herzog-Meier Senior Art Scholarship Awards competition, held today at 5 p.m. in the Herzog-Meier Auto Center showroom, 4275 S.W. 139th Way in Beaverton. The public is invited to attend.

Scholarship recipients are selected solely on artistic merit by a panel composed of a local professional Photographer, Oregon College of Art and Craft faculty member and a Nike Design Director.

Beaverton School District’s artistic graduating seniors will have their work on display in the Herzog-Meier showroom from April 16-24. Students will present a variety of media, including drawings, ceramics, photography, sculptures, paintings created using oil, acrylic and watercolor, mixed media and computer-generated art.

“As budget cuts continue to plague school art programs, we want to do our part to support the arts through our annual scholarship program for Beaverton’s gifted graduating seniors,” said Mike Herzog, co-owner and co-operator of Herzog Meier Auto Center. “Our creative students are vital to our community and the values we share, and it’s a great feeling to know that the scholarships are making a difference for these students and their families.”

Since 1988, Herzog-Meier has donated more than $80,000 for 158 scholarships to Beaverton School District students, Herzog said. The company is collaborating with the Beaverton Education Foundation, a public charity that supports strong public schools in the Beaverton community by developing and maintaining strategic partnerships to fund programs that inspire and increase student achievement, for logistics, media and event support.

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