MacBook For College

Hello Friends and Family,

I just completed my Senior Art Show (March 10, 2017), which I curated and rented my own space for, paying my parents back for the rental, and still making a small profit.  I had approximately 300 attendees.  The gallery owner said it was the largest single artist exhibit she'd ever hosted.  I hand printed about 100 t-shirts, and upcycled several vintage clothing items with original artwork.  I sold a number of prints of my work, and assisted the gallery owner in take-down and set-up of two other shows.  I am her student volunteer now, and I'm enjoying learning about curating gallery spaces, as well as marketing and selling my art.

It's hard to believe I have only 3 months left before I graduate high school, and 5 months before I move away from my home town of Las Vegas.  This fall will be my first year living without my parents.  I am so thankful for everyone who has given me love and support throughout my high school career.

I am very proud to say I have been accepted to Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.  I am so fortunate that I have been awarded $60,000, or $15,000 per year in merit-based scholarships.  While this sounds like a lot of money, this will only cover about 1/2 of my tuition for 4 years, but that does not include housing and a meal plan, along with other living expenses.

I am required to have a MacBook, as it's the preferred laptop for my school.  Art schools choose MacBooks as they include a lot of software that is used for artists and musicians.  Having a MacBook will help me further my education in Graphic Design, as well as many other projects.  I have saved around $500 from selling artwork, but still need about $1500 more.  



For anyone who can donate to this fund and help me with my future education, I will send: 

$5 - $20          --- (1) 4x6 Signed Print

$25 - $50       ---(1) 5x7 Signed Print

$55 - $75       ---(1) 8x10 Signed Print

$100 +             ---(1) Original Ink Drawing 

$200+              ---(1) Original Acrylic Painting 

$500+              ---(1) of each of the above, plus one                                                     surprise gift!

Thank you again to everybody who has helped me grow, as a student, as an artist, and as a person.  The coming year is full of possibilites!  I hope to make you proud of what I achieve in the future.  :)



For your reference of my request, please see the following link:  :

Laptop Policy

All incoming students (Fall 2015) will need to           purchase a laptop and software before the start of     classes. Provided below is a list for you to make sure you have everything you will need.

In order to redeem the education discount you can either take your Cornish Student ID with you to an Apple store, or you can purchase directly through the Apple online store.

Laptop 15” 2.2 GHz Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display and minimum 16GB of RAM, plus AppleCare extended warranty.

External Storage External Hard Drive: G-Tech G-Drive mini, 500 GB portable Hard Drive.

Software Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition subscription.



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