Genevieve graduated from Green Forest High School in 1945 and attended Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas). She married J.K. Fancher in 1948. After College her professional career includes school teacher, bookkeeper, salesperson and bank teller. In 1963, she began a second career as an artist. She studied under more than a dozen nationally known artists in seminars across the country. She was a prolific and versatile artist and worked in many styles and was equally proficient with oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels. Genevieve was a respected artist and widely recognized locally as a visual arts celebrity. Her portraits hang in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis and in the Arkansas Governor's mansion. Her paintings have been reproduced on calendars, magazine covers and limited edition prints and hang in homes and offices in more than 20 states and one foreign country. She won many best of show awards in competitive shows. She was a charter member of the Harrison Art League in 1963 and continued as an active member until her death in 2007.
J.K. Fancher and the Harrison Art League have joined together to create this scholarship, in the amount of $500, to be awarded to a graduating High School senior who plan on continuing their education after High School and has demonstrated the same type of love and devotion for art that Genevieve had.
To apply a student needs to turn in an Artist Statement explaining what art means to them and how they plan on using their talent in the future. In addition they need to turn in a portfolio (via e-mail or CD), with a description of each piece(title, size, medium). Finally, they need to have a minimum of two letters of recommendation (excluding family members). These need to be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to The Harrison Art League, 115 W Rush Ave., Harrison, AR, 72601 by April 14th, 2022.
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