Senior’s art earns top 10 finish in Thea Foundation competition

Mount St. Mary Academy senior, Livvie Falcon, placed ninth and won a $2,000 scholarship in this year’s Thea Foundation Visual Arts Scholarship Competition. Her winning abstract portrait, inspired by her grandmother, represented Livvie’s interpretation of the 2020 competition theme: “Brilliant, radiant, overcoming the senses.”


According to the Thea Foundation, 170 Arkansas high school seniors entered this year’s Visual Arts Scholarship Competition, which was hosted online for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Only 10 students were selected as winners of scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000.


“We are so proud of Livvie and grateful that the Thea Foundation continues to spread joy and hope through their work in the arts,” said Marianne Nolley, art teacher, on behalf of the MSM Fine and Performing Arts Department.


Congratulations to Livvie and all of this year’s Thea scholarship recipients!


Mount St. Mary Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition. Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion and integrity.