As an expression of our shared commitment to advancing the next generation of artists, YoungArts partnered with Anthropologie to award five past YoungArts winners with the inaugural YoungArts x Anthropologie Leading with Creativity Award. Each recipient received a $10,000 unrestricted grant and an opportunity to work alongside members of Anthropologie on their 2023 Making Merry holiday campaign.
In early October, the Leading with Creativity Award winners were recognized during a visit to Anthropologie’s Home Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This trip brought together the artists, their mentors and members of the Anthropologie and YoungArts teams to celebrate the winners and participate in exciting arts activities throughout the city.
Meet the Artists
Priscilla Aleman (2009 Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)
Priscilla Aleman is a Miami-based sculptor. Priscilla worked alongside Anthropologie’s Senior Display Director to construct Anthropologie’s holiday window displays.
Coco Allred (2016 Visual Arts)
Coco Allred is a visual artist based in Seattle. Coco worked with Associate Design Director, Julie Gwin, to create a candle capsule collection. As part of a Giving Tuesday campaign, these candles will be available for purchase starting November 21 on Anthropologie’s website with 100 percent of sales benefiting YoungArts.
Isabela Dos Santos (2011 Film & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)
Isabela Dos Santos is an animator based in Portland. Alongside Anthropologie’s Senior Creative Director, Carolyn Keer, Isabela created handmade holiday gifts for the brand’s media boxes featuring an assortment of mini-pastry magnets.
Oscar Garay (2020 Visual Arts)
Oscar Garay is a visual artist based in New York and Los Angeles. Oscar worked with Carolyn Keer, Senior Creative Director, to design three holiday gift cards. The holiday e-gift cards featuring Oscar’s artwork are available for purchase on Anthropologie.
Anton Kot (2019, 2020 & 2021 Jazz)
Anton Kot is a New York-based musician. In collaboration with Senior Video Art Director, Alison Wedewer, Anton composed and produced music for Anthropologie’s holiday campaign and will be performing live at the Chelsea Market store on December 2.