Scholarship

March is Youth Art Month and in celebration, The Wickford Art Association (WAA) will present its annual Scholarship Program awards to three Rhode Island public high school senior art students with a fourth award presented by the Rhode Island Art Educators Association. The awards ceremony is on Friday March 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Wickford Art Association, 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI. 

In addition to the cash awards, the four college-bound winners will receive a one year membership to WAA, his or her own public fine art exhibit at the Wickford Art Association from March 9 to March 16, 2018 and an invitation to exhibit at the 56th Wickford Art Festival on July 7 and 8, 2018, ranked the #5 fine art festival in the country. 

The exhibit, awards ceremony and festival are free and open to the public, with handicap parking available.

"Simply Tomatoes", acrylic on canvas by Kailyn D'Elena


Each Rhode Island public high school chooses one college-bound senior art student for consideration and the competition uses National Scholastic Standards overseen by the Rhode Island Art Educators Association. The four winning students will receive cash scholarships in the amounts of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 and $500 to use towards college. 

WAA 2018 Scholarship Program Award Winners

First Place Award ($2,500)

Kailyn D'Elena

Cranston High School West

Educator: Valerie Bruise

"Gambling The World", watercolor by Erin Turnbull

Second Place ($1,500)

Erin Turnbull

Scituate High School

Educator: Wendy Feldman

Third Place ($1,000)

Shannon Michele McNeiece

Narragansett High School

"A Snapshot of Providence", marker and pen by Shannon McNeiece

Educator: Lauren Gabrilowitz

President's Award ($500.00)

Mackenzie Fish

South Kingstown High School

Educator: Gail Saborio

Honorable Mentions awarded to: 

Sarah Bresky, Exeter-West Greenwich High School

Michaela Colognese, North Kingstown High School

"Happy 4th", pen and markers by Mackenzie Fish

Abigail Enos, Lincoln High School

Margaret Shea, Middletown High School

Leah Struminsky, Cranston High School East

Regan Thayer, Portsmouth High School

Sara Young, Tiverton High School