Scholarship Advisory Panel


Lauren McMercury

Art Teacher, Monterey High School

Melissa Smedley

Artist / Activist At Large


Wanda Pan-Christiansen 

Alliance on Aging, Director of Development & Marketing


Helen Rudnick

Artist, Retired Public School Teacher  


Denese Sanders

Artist/ Educator/ Director/ Open Ground Studios

Support the needs of local, young adult, art students as they continue their studies on-line through spring of 2021.

Students awarded an OGS 2021Scholarship will receive a free six-month co-op membership to Open Ground Studios beginning January 2021.

  1. Empowerment and support through a network of professional artists

  2. Studio access to establish a healthy routine of studio practice with proper space and supplies.

  3. Autonomy within a brave space designed for study and creative productivity, away from distractions and stresses of home-life.

  4. Promotion and exhibition opportunities​


The funding for this program is be community built.

We’re seeking sponsorships, membership donations, and grants.

OGS is providing the space, expertise, administration, and creative network.

Contributions of any amount will make this program possible!

Multiple Giving Levels from $40 - $1,000

Sponsor one Student for 6 months: $1250

Contribute to Artist Mentorship Fund: $120

Open Ground Studios is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Open Ground Studios must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Fractured Atlas Non-Profit Fiscal Sponsor. Donate now!

2021 Art Student Scholarship Fund

Contact Open Ground Studios

1230 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955

831.204.8578 | Email Us

Gallery Hours During Exhibits

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 4:00

and by appointment 


Thank you!

Open Ground Studios' programs and facilities would not be possible without the on-going, generous support of our community, volunteers, members and artists.

Additional support is provided by the Arts Council for Monterey County and our Fiscal Sponsor, Fractured Atlas. Thank you!!

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