Annual Scholarship Raffle
Annually, WAA artists generously donate their art to be raffled at the end of the Wickford Art Festival. The raffle proceeds support our scholarship fund. Please support this worthy cause by buying raffle tickets. Winners do not need to be present in order to win! Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00. Please contact the WAA Gallery if you would like to purchase tickets before the Art Festival or stop by the information booth during the Festival to see the donated artwork and scoop up your tickets!
2014 Wickford Art Association Scholarship Competition Winners:
For the last 52 years, Wickford Art Association has annually awarded $5,000.00 in scholarships to 3 RI public high school seniors who will be attending an art college. For the last three years, the competition has been open to all RI public schools and the winners had to be the best in their High School to apply. WAA has partnered with the RI Arts Education Association (RIAEA) to give out a 4th award called the Directors' Award.
First Place Irene Spencer Award ($2500): Connor Wray, Portsmouth High School, photography (Educator: Rose Escobar)
Second Place ($1500): Alexandra Mackensie, Lincoln Senior High School, charcoal
(Educator: Heather Binder)
Third Place ($1000): Kyle Calandra, North Providence High School
(Educator: Patricia Lucciola)
RIAEA Directors' Award ($500.00): Dora Minru Wang, South Kingstown High School, colored charcoal & acrylic (Educator: Gail Saborio)
The awards ceremony took place on Sunday March 16, 2014 at the Wickford Art Association Gallery located at 36 Beach Street, Wickford, RI. The winners will be exhibiting their artwork at the 52nd Wickford Art Festival. Please stop by their booths to congratulate them!
WAA Scholarship Raffle Poster
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