Jonathan Matteson 2014 Northwest Watercolor Foundation Gold Grant Scholarship Recipient and John Ringen Award Winner

The Northwest Watercolor Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the $2000 Gold Grant Scholarship and John Ringen Award. Jonathan Matteson is a student at Washington State University, currently residing in Pullman. With a background in commercial art, music and marketing, he is now looking forward to pursuing an MFA and becoming an art educator. His abstract artwork exhibits interesting textural and color usage. Combined with a well-written biography, an artist’s statement and a strong letter of recommendation from faculty, Jonathan was chosen to receive this award by a jury of Signature members of the NWWS. This year’s scholarship was enlarged by the addition of funds collected in honor of past Northwest Watercolor Society president John Ringen. The award was presented at a general meeting of the NWWS, held April 22nd at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue, WA, following an awards dinner held in Jonathan’s honor.

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 2015, contact Foundation President Ann Breckon at annbreckon@gmail.com.

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