Alice Rooney Award for Artistic Excellence


Ballard High School

Founded in 2019, our Alice Rooney Award for Excellence in the Art annually honors one artist from Ballard High School.

The award celebrates the life of Alice Rooney (1926-2019), a prominent arts activist, art school administrator, architectural preservationist, and philanthropic advisor. Among her many accomplishments, Alice led Allied Arts, Pilchuck Glass School, and the Glass Art Society, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Glass Arts Society.

Her tenacious advocacy for the arts and her good humor are dearly missed in the arts community.

Morgen White

Congratulations to the winner of the 2020 Alice Rooney Award!

Morgen Matthea White

“She has been part of the arts for the last three years and has turned into an incredible artist. She excels in drawing and photography.”
 —.Gina O’Neill, Department Head, Fine Arts, Ballard High School

Morgen received: An award certificate, a $200 Visa gift card, a $10 Starbucks gift card, a voucher for two tickets to any show at The Vera Project, and a free one-year membership to the Frye Art Museum.

Past Winners

2019:  Sofia Angelov

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