Katie Berberick 2012 Northwest Watercolor Foundation Gold Grant and Lee Wexler Memorial Award Recipient
The Northwest Watercolor Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Gold Grant and Lee Wexler Memorial Award. Katie Berberick is a senior attending Central Washington University with plans to become a college art professor. Her large and sophisticated abstracts have a beautiful glow and show expressive use of line and movement. The $2500 scholarship was be awarded to Ms. Berberick at the April 24th general meeting of the NWWS in Bellevue, WA following an award banquet in her honor. There were twenty applicants for the scholarship this year, with students applying from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Students must be full-time art majors at a college or university. The jury also presented several other students with honorary awards. This year’s scholarship is the largest the foundation has ever awarded due to generous donations given in special recognition of past Foundation president Lee Wexler.