The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County announced two Walton County students were awarded college scholarships for Fall 2017 through the CAA’s Art For All Program, which provides arts education to Walton County artists, students, organizations, and teachers through grants and scholarships.

Katelyn Gummere was awarded the Sheila Goode Memorial Scholarship to pursue the study of graphic design, art history and studio art at Flagler University in St. Augustine. A graduate of South Walton High School, Gummere completed AP art portfolios on various mediums and won a national contest with other high school photography students. She was vice president of the Art Club and worked at the A. Wickey Gallery. The Sheila Goode Scholarship is named in memory of Sheila Goode, a professional photographer whose contributions to the local arts community continue to be felt.

Alexander Campbell, a resident of DeFuniak Springs, was awarded the Susan Foster Scholarship, named for the co-founder of the Cultural Arts Alliance. Campbell is a junior at Florida State University at Tallahassee pursuing a degree in graphic design-studio art. He was inducted into the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society his freshman year and has completed courses in contemporary art and design foundations, digital foundations, history and criticism of art I, and success strategies in art. Campbell is a previous recipient of the Susan Foster Scholarship.

“This scholarship has impacted my life in many positive ways including, but not limited to, allowing me to pursue my lifelong dream of attending the Arts Program at FSU, learning in-depth about the foundation of art and design, as well as, allowing me to grow as an artist in the art world,” said Campbell.

Any Walton County high school senior or undergraduate college student studying the arts at an accredited college or university may apply for scholarships through the Art For All Program. Applications and information can be found at

The CAA awarded additional quarterly grants and scholarships to Walton County teachers and artists. Cindy McBrayer was awarded an adult education grant to assist in her continuing education in the study of jewelry construction at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. Paxton High School teacher Lori Burke received a grant that will enable 7th to 9th grade students to learn 3D design and to incorporate art into their science and engineering studies. Sherry Ford of Freeport Elementary School received a grant for art supplies and resources that will be used throughout the year at dramatic play stations and through art projects. Freeport Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Kristin Fliehman received a grant that will fund enrichment in language arts, science and social studies learning through hands-on craft-making and art activities. Ann Keenan, teacher at Van R. Butler Elementary, received a grant that will enable her second grade students to create and frame watercolor/oil pastel still-life flowers that can be gifted and/or displayed at home.