Kelly Gleason

The Powder Group and Make-Up Designory are pleased to announce the winner of the The Kelly Gleason Scholarship for the Makeup Arts 2010!

The recipient of a $10,000 scholarship toward programs at Make-Up Designory is...

Brett Dorrian from St. Paul, MN!

Brett's submission was chosen from more than 140 submissions from applicants from the U.S, Canada and seven other countires!

Brett plans to use the scholarship toward enrolling in the Fashion Program at the Make-Up Designory NY campus for September-December 2011 and then will attend the Burbank campus for SPFX 201 and 301 for January-March 2012. Brett's efforts will reward her with a Master Make-up Artistry Program diploma from MUD at the end of her programs.

We congratulate Brett and wish her all the best with her continued studies and her future in the professional makeup artist industry!

Michael DeVellis

Executive Director, The Powder Group

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How was the winner chosen?
Submissions were reviewed by a panel of industry experts, union members, educators and of course The Powder Group team. Entries were scored on the following points, with the highest grand total of all scores for an entry determining the winner.

Leadership Potential
- does the applicant come across as driven to move our craft forward.

Community Spirit - does the applicant have an understanding of, and an excitement for the industry.

Clarity of Purpose - does the applicant clearly state why they wish to become a pro makeup artist.

Passion for the Craft - is there a clear connection to the art and craft of makeup application.

Drive for the Career - is there an understanding of, and interest in, the business of makeup artistry

Artistic Integrity - is there an artistic passion that drives the applicant's interest in makeup artistry.

All entries were rendered anonymous and given numbers coinciding to their entry for the purposes of providing a completely unbiased process at every level.

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About the Kelly Gleason Scholarship for the Makeup Arts
This scholarship has been created in honor of makeup artist and Local 798 President Kelly Gleason. Kelly was a talented and popular makeup artist who spent more than twenty years working on some of the most memorable television and film productions in recent history. She was also a teacher and mentor to many in the professional makeup artist industry. In 2007, her family and many fans lost Kelly after a long and courageous fight with cancer. The scholarship has been created to celebrate Kelly's life and her passion for her craft of makeup artistry.

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