upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

Lauren Vargas

Lauren vargas for web

Lauren is a daughter of God who loves painting, mentoring young people, staying home with her one-year-old daughter, and Jesus.  She was high school math teacher for nearly a decade in the Philadelphia public and charter school systems, where she was involved with students’ lives beyond the classroom through tutoring and a number of extracurricular activities.  While she is not currently teaching full-time, she continues to mentor high school girls in the Olney and Hunting Park neighborhoods through Young Life and her church community.  Lauren studied fine arts at the University of Pennsylvania and worked for many years in community arts, leading classes for young people in oil painting, drawing, and silk screening.  Her own work focuses primarily on portraiture in oil paint.  She lives in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, and no cats.


Leeway grant?

Art and Change Grant

The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 08/01
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