Scholarship Program

Descending Into Darkness - Liliana Zapata (1st Place)

Squid on a Stormy Sea - Enid Corcoran (2nd Place)

Door to the Past - Kashton Fielding (3rd Place)

Timeless - Victoria Venditto (4th Place)

2020 Scholarship Program

Competition, Exhibit & Awards

WAA would like to thank EVERY student who entered the 2020 Scholarship Program! We are thrilled to to announce this year's Scholarship Recipients:

1st Place: Liliana Zapata - Smithfield High School, Smithfield

2nd Place: Enid Corcoran - Cranston High School East, Cranston

3rd Place: Kashton Fielding - Pilgrim High School, Warwick

4th Place: Victoria Venditto - Scituate High School, North Scituate

The following students have also received recognition through Honorable Mentions:

Ava Caliri - Cranston High School West, Cranston

Faith Lapierre - Lincoln High School, Lincoln

Maya Schaffer - North Kingstown High School, North Kingstown

Samantha Vye - Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth

The body of work presented by these students for jury was compelling, reflective of their generation, and representative of fine guidance by Rhode Island art educators.  We thank our colleagues across the state and the Rhode Island Art Educator's Association and Barbara Wunderler who worked closely with WAA this year to launch the Scholarship program.  We congratulate all students on their courage to put work out for exhibition, but also for a curating process such as this.  We wish them all the very best for future endeavors as emerging artists in our community!

Exhibit: February 21 – February 28, 2020
Awards Ceremony: Friday- February 28, 6:30 PM
SNEAK PEEK: Tuesday 2/18 - Thursday 2/20
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday (11am to 3pm)
Sundays (noon to 3pm)

Wickford Art Association's annual Scholarship Program Competition awards four of Rhode Island's top public high school artistic seniors:

$1,500 for 1st Place - Funded through the WAA Scholarship Raffle

$1,000 for 2nd Place - Funded through the WAA Scholarship Raffle

$750 for 3rd Place - Funded through the WAA Scholarship Raffle

$500 for 4th Place - Funded by the RI Art Education Association

The four winners are also invited to exhibit in the 58th Wickford Art Festival, a nationally ranked, juried fine art festival:  July 11 and 12, 2020.


Thank you to Rhode Island Art Education Association for their help coordinating the awards and working with WAA to inspire young artists throughout the state!