St. Augustine Woman's Journal - Educational Resource to the Women of St. Johns County Since 2009

Jr. ROWITA Fellowship Awards and Fundraiser


June 1, 2017 | View PDF

Jr. ROWITA: Delaney Maxwell, Visual Artist; Gemma Smith, Musical Theatre

The St. Johns Cultural Council "Bought the House" for the Friday, May 12th performance of I Ought to be in Pictures at the Limelight Theatre. Money raised through the benefit will go to support the Jr. ROWITA (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts) Fellowship fund. The purpose of the Fellowship is to support graduating high school women seniors achieve their goal of developing their artistic skills through higher education.

Three talented young women were chosen to receive the one thousand dollar Fellowships for 2017. Kiera Pheffer, a senior from St. Augustine High School, St. Johns County Center for the Arts (SJCCA)will be continuing her dance studies. Gemma Smith, also from St. Augustine High School SJCCA intends to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre and Delaney Maxwell, from Creekside High School has set her sights on a career in medical and scientific illustration. Their applications were reviewed by a panel comprised of ROWITA awardees, Jan Tomlinson Master, Wendy Mandel McDaniel, and Dr. Dorothy Israel.

I Ought to be in Pictures was the first show produced by the Limelight Theatre when it was opened twenty-five years ago by its founders, Jean Rahner and Anne Kraft. Rahner and Kraft have both received the Dr. Gail Pflaster ROWITA award for their significant contributions to the St. Johns County arts community. Applications for the ROWITA and the Jr. ROWITA Fellowship are available at For more information call the St. Johns Cultural Council at (904) 808-7330.

St. Johns County Cultural Council

The St. Johns County Cultural Council is the designated Local Arts Agency for St. Johns County. We are a clearinghouse of information for artists, arts organizations, businesses, and the general public. Services provided include:

• Arts information and artist referrals through the office

• Weekly events e-newsletter sent to over 4,000 subscribers

• Art exhibits in the St. Johns County Administration Building (Art in Public Places)


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