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The Sound Essence Project Core Area of Environments of Learning focuses on the following key components.

1. Traveling Exhibits and Performances

2. Scholarship Fund

3. Mentorship and Artist Exchange Programs

Traveling Exhibits and Performances

How Can Our Imagination Create A Better World?

The Sound Essence project is pleased to be hosting our latest Art Show, How Can Our Imagination Create A Better World?. The show encompasses work from high school and college students from around the world. It is a celebration of creativity, beauty, ingenuity, hope, and inspiration.

Students are encouraged to explore the question How Can Our Imagination Create A Better World? through written word, art, industrial design, theater, music, and dance.

We have received art submissions from Afghanistan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Zimbabwe, The Tulalip Tribe, Wellspring High School, Explorations Academy and Sehome High School. Presently we have shows scheduled in Bellingham, Mid May 2006, San Francisco, late spring, and Mongolia during the summer of 2006. We will be showing submissions from East Timor in San Francisco.

If you would like to submit a piece to this show please contact us at Visit our website at All work needs to be submitted by April 15 2006 to :
Susan Bradbury c/o The Sound Essence Project, 901 Harris Avenue Bellingham, Washington 98225 U.S.A.

Scholarship Fund

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While in Mongolia, we interviewed and awarded college scholarships to four women in Erdenet. They will be attending college in Mongolia. While visiting Ulaan Baatar we met with Chimeddorj, a world renowned artist . He was able to identify a promising artist, and we will be taking this student through his four years of college. As our fundraising activities increase, we will add more students to the scholarship fund. If you are interested in helping us, please send any amount to:

The Sound Essence Project

901 Harris Ave

Bellingham, Washington 98225 U.S. A.


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Mentorship Artist Program

Sibyl Sanford is an artist with a depth of spirit and ability to capture the essence of her subjects, from wilderness landscapes to portraits. She is a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society.

This spring Sibyl mentored 4 students from Explorations Academy in Bellingham, Washington. They received 5 lessons in drawing. We all feel very blessed to have Sibyl part of The Sound Essence Project. For information on Sibyl's work, see her web site at