Supporting the future of art:
Rembrandt Club Junior Art Prizes

One of the Club’s most important and long-standing traditions is our support for Pomona College Art Students. We began giving them small grants back in 1937 and have continued the practice (and enlarged the grant amounts) through the years thanks to funds raised through member dues, fundraisers, and gifts.

Currently we give Junior Art Prizes to one or more Pomona College art students annually for research and travels to complete their senior thesis. Pomona’s Studio Art and Art History faculty recommend the students, and those selected describe their previous summer’s research in the first October Rembrandt lecture of the academic year. Their fascinating topics have ranged from Neon Sign Making, UK Sexuality and Visual Culture, Creating Social Space through Pie Making, Italian Baroque Images of Africans, and more.

Come join us for our 2021 Grant Winner Presentations

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, 1:30 p.m. at Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building

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Sand Castles: documenting the food, water, ecology, and human impingements of Southwest deserts, by Asher Fikre, Studio Art major. 

Uniting Tongzhi: Documenting the visual queerscapes of three seminal lens-based Hong Kong artists: Ellen Pau, Yan Ching, and Tse Ka Man, by Sam Chan, Art History major..

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Becoming Agnes Martin: Exploring the Taos enviroment that influenced Martin's work,

by Eric Blair, Biology & Visual Art double major. 

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Click here for a list of previous Grant Winners. A number of these students have gone on to become nationally and internationally famous artists and art scholars. One of our favorite speakers, Sana Javeri Kadri, had an especially innovative combination of art, social justice, and spices that has become a revolutionary business model. Click here for Martha Stewart Living's piece about Sana's spicy business.