2018 NWWF and Barbara Pitts Award WINNER

 Tammie Dupuis 2018 Northwest Watercolor Foundation NWWF and Barbara Pitts Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce Tammie Dupuis as the recipient of this year’s $2500 NWWF and Barbara Pitts Award Scholarship, awarded by the Northwest Watercolor Foundation, which is associated with the Northwest Watercolor Society.

Tammie was honored at a dinner hosted by the Foundation Board of Directors, following which the scholarship was presented at the general meeting of the Northwest Watercolor Society, held in Bellevue WA on April 24, 2018.

Ms. Dupuis is a Junior, pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. She has also studied at the Gage Academy of Art and for many years had a career as an in-house digital graphic designer.

 

She describes herself as a representational narrative painter who also paints still life and works on sculptures created with non-traditional materials. The scholarship jury was impressed with her thoughtful description of the symbolism in her painting “Original Sin” and the cohesive style shown in her pieces of art.

Each student must include an application form, a letter of recommendation from an instructor, a statement about what art means to them, a biography that includes their introduction to art, a photo of themselves and five images of their art. The Northwest Watercolor Foundation is a nonprofit arm of the Northwest Watercolor Society. One of its purposes is to support emerging young visual artists by providing financial awards.

Established in the early 1990’s the NWWF and Barbara Pitts Award is presented annually to promising artists enrolled in a college or university in Washington, Oregon or Idaho.

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 NWWF and Barbara Pitts Award.

For information about donating to the Foundation, or to apply for the NWWF and Barbara Pitts Award to be awarded in the spring of 2018, contact NWWF and Barbara Pitts Award Chairman Ann Breckon at annbreckon@gmail.com.

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