Wellington Art Society To Present Scholarships At May 12 Meeting

The Wellington Art Society will present scholarships to this year’s recipients at the group’s Wednesday, May 12 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place through the Wellington Art Society’s virtual Zoom link, which is distributed via e-mail to all members. A meet-and-greet will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The meeting will conclude with the presentation of scholarships to three deserving high school seniors. The public is invited. RSVP by e-mail to presidentofwas@gmail.com.

The students who will be receiving scholarships this year are Makena Vargo of the American Heritage School, Olivia Cunningham of the King’s Academy and Sasha Bass of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The scholarships will be presented by Scholarship Chair Lynn Doyal. Each student will have the opportunity to share about their work and plans for the future.

The Wellington Art Society has been supporting the advancement of arts in the community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue art careers, provide programming that expands art in public places and to make art accessible within the community daily.

The WAS Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists for art-related college and university expenses and tuition costs.

Over the past two decades, the society is proud to have awarded more than $100,000 to students within the community. Past recipients have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and arts advocates.

To support the scholarship program, the Wellington Art Society relies solely upon money raised from donations, membership dues, monthly raffles, artist exhibitions, annual art shows and commissions. To make a donation, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.