The Medici Circle is a Lubbock community volunteer group supporting School of Art through friends-raising and fund-raising for art scholarships. Since 2005, when the group first formed, the Medici Circle has successfully created or augmented nearly $400,000 in art scholarship endowments through membership dues and annual fundraisers.
Medici Circle’s primary annual fundraiser is the much enjoyed 5x7 Art Scholarship Fundraiser. This event provides a delightful mix of art, food, drink, and wild fun during the “art grab.” This year's Coolsville-Rocking the 50s themed party will be held on january 21 2017 at the Lubbock Country Club- save the date. More details coming soon.
This year revenues from Medici Circle endowments provided scholarships to ten graduate and undergraduate scholars in the different areas of study at the School of Art. Because the Medici Circle continues to help create new endowments each year, the numbers and amounts of scholarships have steadily increased since 2008 when the first Medici Circle scholarship made. Medici Circle Endowments include:
Medici Circle Endowments include:
- Bill Lockhart Art Scholarship Endowment (2007)
- Ken Little - Medici Circle Studio Art Scholarship Endowment (2007)
- Mrs. Linda S. & Dr. John M. Filippone, Jr. - Medici Circle Studio Art Scholarship Endowment (2009)
- Terry Morrow - Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2010)
- Rex & Bonnie Aycock - Medici Circle Master’s in Art History Scholarship Endowment (2011)
- E. Grey Lewis, Jr. Memorial - Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2011)
- Real & Muff Musgrave – Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2012)
- Donna Howell-Sickles & John Sickles – Medici Circle Art Scholarship Endowment (2014)
- Deborah Milosevich – Medici Circle Scholarship Endowment (2015)
- Medici Circle Ceramic Arts Scholarship Endowment (2015)
- The Paul D. Hanna Memorial – Medici Circle Endowed Scholarship for the Fine Arts