Rague Bendigeri Scholarship

This scholarship, created by the family of Rague Bendigeri is for the intent of providing award support to a student deserving of special recognition based on creativity, personal growth and perseverance in his or her field. Candidates for the award will be considered based on their submitted application, including their overall GPA and work. Special consideration will be given to those students who have overcome personal or professional challenges to mature as an artist. The finalist will be selected by a majority vote of the School of Art Faculty. The recipient is then acknowledged at the Riverbank Art Fair in the spring semester of each year, along with having their name engraved on the Rague Bendigeri Scholarship plaque located in the CSIL hallway of the Iowa Memorial Union. The awarded amount for this scholarship is a total of $1,000.00. 

To apply, visit the School of Art & Art History Scholarship Page.

2014-2015 Recipient: Spencer Lundquist

Spencer Lundquist is the 2014-2015 recipient for the Rague Bendigeri scholarship which was created by the family of Rague Bendigeri in order to provide recognition and monetary support to exceptional art students.
Spencer is a recent transfer student working towards achieving a Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting and a minor in cinema at The University of Iowa. He is a native of Iowa City and is an active community member. Spencer is passionate about the arts and loves working with others. In fact he has two large collaborative works on permanent display at Southeast Junior High School. When creating art, Spencer enjoys working with many different mediums. For the past four years he has worked and continues to work as a hair stylist at Twin Image Salon in Iowa City. Spencer is always looking for new ways to fuse his love of hairdressing and his love of the arts.

Spencer's Artwork

1. The Longing
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2. Lost in Thought
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3. Portrait of a Man
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4. Reality for the Few
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5. The Nameless
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6. Through the Veil of time​
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