Pamela Guest Wins Princess Grace Award
Congratulations to Pamela Guest, Animated Arts senior, who has been selected for a 2017 Princess Grace Award. With this Undergraduate Film Scholarship, Guest receives substantial support for her thesis film, Asi Somos.
Guest is a first generation immigrant who grew up in the United States. Asi Somos, an animated audiovisual essay, will examine the lives of her Ecuadorian grandmother, mother, and the artist herself, addressing issues ranging from growing up in poverty in a developing country to machismo and its counterpart, marianismo, to acculturation, body image and media representation of Latinas in the US. See Guest's website for a view into her wide ranging talent with projects in stop motion, 2D animation, digital illustration, and more.
Guest joins a distinguished group of Princess Grace awardees and PNCA alumni including: Beryl Allee, John Summerson, Kendal Hockin, and Emily Hyde. The Princess Grace Awards continue the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime. In total, the Foundation is awarding over $1 million to artists in theater, dance, and film. In the presence of Their Serene Highnesses The Prince and The Princess of Monaco, this year's Gala will be held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on October 25, 2017.
Chair of Animated Arts Rose Bond says, "As anyone who went to Pam's thesis proposal can attest, her project promises to bring her strong sense of composition and color that mirrors experimental design along with thought provoking narratives that creates a raw but cohesive approach to storytelling."