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Special Services

Blanche McLane Cook Art Library

This collection of over 800 art titles is equally strong in the area of art history and applied techniques of visual art. The focus is on the lives and works of American and European artists.

Harry Christian Cook and Blanche McLane Cook Art Scholarship

To be eligible the applicant must be under 25 years of age and live within twenty statute miles of Grandview. Preference will be given to a high school senior in that area.

Those who are applying to or have been accepted by an approved post-secondary art program should apply for the Cook Scholarship. A scholarship of at least $2,000.00 will be paid directly to the school where the recipient will “pursue academics in the field of art,” and will be used for the purchase of books, tuition and supplies.

The successful applicant will “exhibit substantial accomplishment in the field of painting, drawing or other craft and show substantial promise of future accomplishment.”

Portfolios of ten to twenty original pieces are accepted February through mid-April for that year’s scholarship. Submissions are made to Grandview Library, 500 W. Main Street, Grandview, WA 98930. To insure anonymity, all portfolios should be labeled as inconspicuously as possible. The work is judged by Central Washington University art department faculty members, who are qualified to jury not only two-dimensional works but three-dimensional works as well.