The South Cobb Rotary Club awarded its annual Kennesaw State University Arts Scholarship to Munroe d'Antignac. The $1,500 check was presented by Club President Wayne Blackstone at the Aug. 4 noon meeting.
The scholarship was established to support a deserving visual arts student in 1985. Each week the club has a 50-50 card draw to fund the award; however, the running joke is that the treasurer never pays the winner.
The selection criteria for the award include that the student must be a freshman or sophomore majoring in art or art education with a 3.5 minimum GPA in art. They must reside in Cobb County. The student must submit a portfolio of their artwork and display commitment and involvement beyond the classroom.
This year’s winner, Munroe d'Antignac, is an artist living in Marietta. Since 2003, he has been the sole owner and operator of his own home-based picture framing business, d'Antignac Custom Frames.
He currently produces frames for successful regional painters across the Southeast. In 2003, he apprenticed under renowned portrait painter Marc Chatov and studied with him again in 2009 and 2010.
Munroe has won awards in many local juried exhibitions including a Merit and Purchase Award from the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, Ga. in 2005, a First Placement Award in sculpture from the Fine Arts Society of Kennesaw in Kennesaw in 2001, and an Honorable Mention Award from the Fine Arts Society of Kennesaw in 2000. He regularly exhibits his work around Metro Atlanta.