Anais Perez to be awarded a combined scholarship of $146,000 to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore for her winning artwork titled “El Orgullo Mundial”

MIAMI, FL – Oct 05, 2015 – This year’s Miami 1st Place Latino Art Beat art competition winner and the 2015 National Winner is ANAIS PEREZ, a graduate from Doral Performing Arts & Entertainment Academy. The Maryland Institute College of Art (‘MICA’) awarded Perez $31,500 annually and an additional $5,000 per year as the 2015 Latino Art Beat National Winner, through the Latino Art Beat / MICA scholarship partnership totaling $146,000. Perez participated in this year’s Latino Art Beat visual arts competition through Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Office of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado.

Perez stated, “Because of the Latino Art Beat initiative I am being given the chance to study my craft at the [highest] collegiate level at MICA, an opportunity that someone in my financial position could never have even dreamt of pursuing.” In her accompanying winning essay she states “In this painting, “El Orgullo Mundial” I took the artistic direction to unite several Latin countries all cheering together as a symbol of pride and unity. I was carried by childhood memories of family and friends gathering together.”

Perez will be honored this year at a public recognition in Miami, FL on Thursday October 8, 2015 at Miami City Hall at 9:00am along with the other Miami student winners. Runner-ups include: Maria Alonso and Khadine Caines  of the New World School of the Arts; Elle Venet and Ramiro Castillo of South Dade Senior High School.   This event shall be attended by Mayor Tomas Regalado, Miami City Commissioners, dignitaries as well as family, friends and teachers. It will be broadcast live on Public Television.

Latino Art Beat in its 19th program year offers a visual arts competition for high school juniors, seniors and early college age students in select cities across the USA, collaborating with the local Mayor’s Office and Department of Education. From all the 1st Place regional competition winners each receiving a scholarship, a national winner is selected for an additional award. The 2015 art and essay competition, “What Sports Mean to Me?” was in part sponsored by sports website SPORTAMY.

For students interested in participating in the 2016 competition and an opportunity at a scholarship, the rules for the upcoming 2016 National Latino Art Beat art competition, which includes a film and animation component, shall be announced during November 2015. Please watch your local media for details. Visit Latino Art Beat on FACEBOOK. 


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