AND THE WINNER IS…
2016 CADD SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
For Immediate Release
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas is proud to present the 2016 CADD Scholarship to Netanel Saso (Netty), a dedicated young artist and graduating senior from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. Netanel was accepted into multiple top-tier art schools and will attend The Cooper Union in New York City next year, and is planning on majoring in sculpture.
“Booker T. gave me the opportunity to explore forms of art I would have never been exposed to otherwise, such as printmaking, jewelry, and sculpture. This year, I decided to take AP 3D and AP 2D, to see how my ideas could combine and bounce off of each other in both classes. Having a lot of the teachers influence me and teach me consistent new things in both classes has truly made me realize that I had to get a BFA. Next year, I will be attending The Cooper Union in New York, one of the hardest schools to get into with an 8% acceptance rate. I plan to major in sculpture, because Booker T. made me realize how sculpture is endless, there are hundreds of things you can create, and many opportunities to find a job afterwards. Sculpture has been the most challenging class, and that is what I thrive on.“
Recommendations from her teachers at Booker T.
Netanel embodies the many unique characteristics that every educator seeks. She is artistically talented, hardworking, and always willing to accept the biggest challenge. I know her talents will continue to flourish in college and she will earn a place as one of our successful alumni!
Netanel has an impressive resume with awards, achievements, and extensive exhibition experience. She is the vice president of National Art Honor Society and loves to be involved in her community. As a high schooler, she has already developed a reputation as an artist and receives constant requests for murals and art commissions.
Netanel has proven to be a reliable and trustworthy senior. Faculty members like myself are always entrusting her with extra responsibility and requesting her assistance. She is good at gathering other students to help with our community art projects because so many of our underclassmen look up to her.
A talented visual artist, Netanel is a young woman whose brain and heart are outmatched only by her hard work and dedication to all that she takes on.
Netanel is undoubtedly a young woman who demands the best, not just of herself but of the people and the world around her, and she’s willing to work to get it. She possesses the personality, the drive, the grit, and the commitment to make a measurable mark at her chosen university as part of the class of 2019.
Watch Netty in action!
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, Texas
The Westwood High School (2013), Dallas, Texas
January 2013 to CurrenT, Studio Teacher / Studio Teacher Assistant, Studio Arts Dallas, Texas
June – August 2013, Westwood School Summer Camp Teacher Assistant, Dallas, Texas
June – August 2012, Westwood School Summer Camp Teacher Assistant, Dallas, Texas
42 Murals, Mural Painting (of my artwork) Deep Ellum, Dallas
Senior art show, Hudson Foundation Gallery, 10 pieces, Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art, Art Ball, 1 piece, Dallas
Young American Talent, El Centro Gallery, 2 pieces, Dallas
Printmaking art show, Hudson Foundation Gallery, 2 pieces, Dallas
Drawing art show, Hudson Foundation Gallery, 2 pieces, Dallas
National Art Honor Society art show, Hudson Foundation Gallery, 3 pieces, Dallas
Operation Kindness Dog Drawing Auction, Operation Kindness, Dallas
Young American Talent, Love Field Airport, 1 piece, Dallas
Honors and Awards
National Art Honor Society (Vice President) -2015 – 2016
Booziotis Pegasus Sculpture Finalist -2015
Lark on the Park restaurant mural -2015
Baker Botts LLP chalk mural – 2015
Top 26 Neiman Marcus Christmas Ornament Competition – 2015
2d Place Printmaking Show at Hudson Foundation Gallery – 2015
Student Advisory Committee for the Fine Arts – 2015
Studio Arts Dallas Business Card drawing on it -2014- current
Linda Gossett art studio assistant – 2015
6 Drawings donated to Operation Kindness, Operation Kindness – 2015
Flying Horse chalk art at Booker T. Washington High School – 2015
Arts Management Club, Dallas – 2015
Silverado Senior Living, Dallas -2015
Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, -2015
Fusion Camp Assistant at Booker T. Washington High School –2014 Dallas Children’s Theater – 2014
North Texas Food Bank – 2013
Dallas Stars Center Ice Skating Competitions – 2012 – 2013
Arts in the park 2014 – 2015
Figure Drawing at Creative Arts Center – 2014
The Westwood book club – 2013
Piano – 2012- 2013
Ice Skating – 2012 – 2013