About The Edward O. Lund Foundation

Who We Are

The Edward O. Lund Foundation was created to honor the work and life of Edward Lund. Edward was a quiet force of nature that created an interactive, supportive community around his shared passions of art and cycling. We are dedicated to supporting his legacy by providing art scholarships, grants, and awards, as well as, organizing community events that celebrate the life that Ed lived.

ART washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.


Living to the Point of Tears

Ed enthusiastically shared his love and passion for art and its far-reaching possibilities with his students, colleagues, and community. We want to continue to share that love and passion in his name. He was also a beloved and well-respected cyclist in the region; affectionately known as “The Hammer” because of his enthusiasm, skill, finesse, focus, and driving force while he rode.

In the spirit of Ed, the Foundation attempts to operate by Ed’s motto: Live to the Point of Tears. With that in mind, the Foundation fully funds scholarships for Study Abroad Programs for qualifying Fresno State art, design, and art history students each year. We also organize events in Edward’s name that embrace and promote the idea of living our lives to the fullest. In our hearts we know that Ed’s spirit is smiling upon us.

Meet Our Board

  • Lisa Lund-Brown
  • Nick Potter
  • Robert Maldonado
  • Buddy Brown
  • Stephanie Ryan
  • Alex Costa

Board Secretary: Dawn Laker​

Meet Our Advisors

  • Judith Lund-Bell
  • Edward Lund, Jr.
  • James Bell
  • Paula Dupre Pesman
  • Selena Mitchell
  • Tamela Ryatt

Meet Our Scholars

  • Mariah Alvarez (2022)
  • Julie Araujo (2021/22)
  • Jamie Boley (2016)
  • Abigail Cabrales (2018)
  • Danny DeMeza (2017)
  • Eric Escovedo (2019)
  • Jose Estrada (2022)
  • Yezmene Fullilove (2016)
  • Denise Gorham (2018)
  • Albert Haro (2019)
  • Racquelle Justo (2018)
  • Ciera Land (2017)
  • Angel Lesnikowski (2021/22)
  • Gabrielle Luo (2021)
  • Yolanda Millan-Apolonio (2018)
  • Shara Poole (2021)
  • Dalia Moudarres (2021)
  • Sarah Muller (2022)
  • Melissa Noriego (2017)
  • Jasmine Parker (2019)
  • Janette Porraz (2017)
  • Felipa Ramirez (2018)
  • ​Shirin Rawls (2019)
  • Eddie Reveles (2019)
  • Erin Ryan (2021)
  • Sara Sandoval (2021)
  • Xena Senn (2019)
  • Nory Setha (2018)
  • Jose Soria (2021/22)
  • Les Spoors (2021)
  • Sarah Theller (2019)
  • Jessica Valencia (2021/22)
  • Alexandra Weaver (2016)
  • Tony Xiong (2022)

Meet Our Award Recipients

Hyfa Mohammad – ‘Best in Show’ Student Art Show (2023)

Angel Lesnikowski – ‘Best in Show’ Student Art Show (2022)

Alexus Rodriguez De Paz – ‘Best in Show’ Student Art Show (2021)

Scarlett Fausto – ‘Best in Show’ Senior Art Show (2021)

Ruby Delgado – ‘People’s Choice’ Award (2020)

David Ordaz – ‘Best in Show’ Student Art Show (2020)

Jasmine Parker – ‘Best in Show’ Senior Art Show (2020)

Erin Ryan – ‘Best in Show’ Student Art Show (2019)

Edward O. Lund Foundation

In The News

In Memory of Edward Lund: A Trip to London for Fresno State Art Students. He Would Have Been Pleased.

The Wheels Keep Turning and the Art Keeps Inspiring as we Celebrate the Memory of Edward O. Lund.