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2015 Gold Grant Winner

Alysa Phan 2015 Northwest Watercolor Foundation Gold Grant Scholarship Recipient

The Northwest Watercolor Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the $1500 Gold Grant Scholarship. Alysa Phan is a student at Oregon State University currently residing in Corvallis, Oregon. Alysa submitted a clear and interesting autobiography beginning with a poem, stating she is pursuing a double degree in graphic design and fine arts. In her artist's statement she addressed the meaningful theme of her submitted art, explaining how it is influenced by her Asian heritage. Images of her submitted work show skillfully rendered screen-prints with strong design, color, value and creativity. Alysa was chosen to receive this award by a jury of experienced members of the NWWS. Her award was presented at the Gala Banquet of the NWWS 75th Diamond Anniversary Celebration, held July 11 at the Crowne Plaza - Seattle, WA.

The Northwest Watercolor Foundation is a nonprofit arm of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS). One of the purposes of the Foundation is to support emerging young visual artists by providing financial awards to committed, deserving students.

Established in the early 1990s, the Gold Grant Award has been presented annually to an outstanding and promising art student.

Full-time undergraduate art majors, including graduating college seniors enrolled in a community college or university in Washington, Oregon or Idaho and working in a variety of two-dimensional media are eligible for the Foundation’s annual Gold Grant Award.

For information about donating to the Foundation, or applying for the Gold Grant to be awarded in the spring of 2016, contact Foundation President Ann Breckon at annbreckon@gmail.com.

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