Wellington Art Society To Present Scholarships April 12

The Wellington Art Society will present its annual art scholarship awards to Palm Beach County graduating seniors who are planning a college major in visual arts at either a two-year or four-year institution.

The scholarship awards are based on a combination of art work, GPA, the artist’s statement, career goals and recommendations from a faculty member. This year, the Wellington Art Society will award a minimum of five scholarships to young artists.

The presentations will take place at the Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Blvd. on Wednesday, April 12. The selected students will bring two or three pieces of their artwork for display. Families of the students and their teachers are invited for the ceremony.

The meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation of the scholarships. This presentation ceremony is one of the highlights of the year for the Wellington Art Society as it is one of the many ways the organization gives back to the community.

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art-related expenses, such as art or photographic supplies, books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market solo exhibits help support the scholarship fund.

The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit charitable organization in its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.