Tashi Jackson ’22 Awarded Claudette Carter ARTMentor Internship

by Aimee Yllanes

Junior Tashi Jackson ’22 was recently chosen as one of The Art Base’s 2021 Claudette Carter ARTMentors participants. She is one of four high school students from the Roaring Fork Valley chosen from a rigorous application process to work with practicing artists and creative professionals—in their respective artistic practices— to learn process and go from concept to creation to promotion of their artwork.

The CCAM is designed for sophomore, junior, and senior high school students who are interested in learning a creative trade from a professional artist. Participants will learn firsthand what it takes to be a working artist and gain insight into how a career in commercial arts builds on a solid foundation of fine arts and media to reach an audience’s attention. CCAM is competitive and requires an application process. The mentorship is paid, totaling $500 in bi-monthly increments over a five-month period, in addition to a $100 supply stipend. The program culminates in an exhibition in the Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base open April 23, 2021 – May 20, 2021.

“My curiosity towards the Visual Arts has fascinated me since I was little. The ability to be in the visual creative art and design field is one area where I can see a future for myself. I am thrilled to be a part of such an incredible opportunity and am eager to see what I will learn and take away from my mentor Staci Dickerson.” – Tashi Jackson

To watch an interview with Tashi and Staci Dickerson moderated by Amiee White Beazley, a CRMS current parent, please visit https://youtu.be/B-TByg4TY1k

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