I am one of the 2018 WAA scholarship recipients and I participated in the 57th Wickford Art Festival this past weekend. I would like to express my gratitude towards RISCA for their generosity in sponsoring me as an artist this year. Because of their willingness to help young artists in their careers, I was again provided the amazing opportunity to display and sell my artwork at the festival. As for my festival experience, I had great success this year with not only sales, but from enriching communication with fellow artists, locals of Rhode Island, and visitors of Rhode Island that felt a special connection to my pieces (which were mostly notable landmarks in RI). Attending this festival for another year was a great experience and I am extremely grateful that I was able to do so.

I would also like to thank the entirety of the Wickford Art Association for again being so accommodating, kind, and helpful during the festival this year. Each member that stopped by my tent this year to ask how things were going, ask if I needed anything, and to simply give me water or take my picture really made this past weekend another unforgettable experience.

Thank you so much for everything, I hope to be in contact soon!