2019 NWWF and Barbara Pitts Award WINNER

 Kylee Wiseman 2019 Northwest Watercolor Foundation Gold Grant Scholarship and Barbara Pitts Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce Kylee Wiseman as the recipient of this year’s $3500 scholarship, awarded by the Northwest Watercolor Foundation, which is associated with the Northwest Watercolor Society.

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Kylee was honored at a dinner hosted by the Foundation Board of Directors, attended by Kylee, her parents and the friends and family of Barbara Pitts, in whose honor the award was given this year.

The scholarship was presented afterward at the general meeting of the Northwest Watercolor Society in Bellevue, Washington where Kylee was received warmly by the attending artists.

Ms. Wiseman is a sophomore at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon, working towards a degree in Studio Art. Fascination with painting birds began at a very early age. Time spent in a hospital as a child dealing with problems that threatened the use of her hands has given her purpose to create art for children in medical situations that provide distraction and soothing. The art below titled “Birds of Oregon” is already on exhibit in the pediatrics ward of a hospital.

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. In addition to the main scholarship, this year four other applicants were given honorary awards. Established in the early 1990’s, the Gold Grant Award is presented annually to promising full-time art majors enrolled in an accredited college or university in Washington, Oregon or Idaho.

Each student applying for the scholarship 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.

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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