Art Society To Award Scholarships

The Wellington Art Society will present nine art scholarships at its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 10.

The ceremony will take place at the Wellington Community Center, with a meet-and-greet at 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards presentation.

The awards are presented to graduating seniors in Palm Beach County who are planning a college major in visual arts. The awards are based on a combination of their art work, GPA, artist’s statement, career goals and recommendations from a faculty member.

These talented young artists will bring two or three pieces of their artwork for display and speak about their work and their future goals. Families are invited to the ceremony.

Scholarship awards will go to: Buu Truong, Christina Szyszko and Isabella Hernandez of FAU, Ayo Afariogun of Royal Palm Beach High School, Maura Wilson of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Carly Cardenas of Jupiter High School, Rachel Lee of Atlantic High School, Katherine Hofmann of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Keith Truong of St. Andrew’s School.

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 the Wellington Art Society’s art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Wellington Whole Foods Market solo exhibits help support the program.