Daniel Johnson 2013 Northwest Watercolor Foundation Gold Grant Scholarship Recipient
The Northwest Watercolor Foundation is pleased to announce that Daniel Johnson, a senior at Oregon State University was awarded the Foundation’s $1500 GOLD GRANT AWARD at the general meeting of the Northwest Watercolor Society, held in Bellevue, Washington on April 23rd, 2013 and preceded by a dinner in his honor. This year the Foundation reviewed 25 applications from art majors in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Every scholarship applicant submits five art images, a biography, an essay on what being an artist means to them, and a letter of recommendation by faculty at the school they attend. Daniel Johnson’s art focuses on landscapes of his southern Utah home and now Oregon, which he paints in multiple mediums. He also paints figuratives, abstracts, and works in sculpture. Already an exhibiting artist, he intends to pursue art full-time upon graduation. In addition to his art studies, Daniel is studying French and Spanish and speaks a total of five languages. The Gold Grant is an educational award that was started in the early 1990’s by the Northwest Watercolor Society as an annual scholarship given by the Society’s Northwest Watercolor Foundation, the service and community involvement non-profit organization associated with NWWS. Previous recipients have been high school seniors or college students who have seriously dedicated themselves to the study and pursuit of a career in art. For information about donating to the Foundation, or applying for the Gold Grant to be awarded in the spring of 2014, contact Foundation President Ann Breckon at annbreckon@gmail.com.

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