AWA Scholarships

Arizona Watercolor Association/Del Decil Student Scholarship Award for Water Media

AWA is pleased to join AAG’s Annual Visual Arts Scholarships with the AWA/Del Decil Scholarship Award for Water Media.

The AWA scholarship program is based, in part, on a monetary legacy bequeathed from the Del Decil estate to AWA for student scholarships.  This program offers up to three (3) scholarships of $1000 each, to be awarded to the student (s) whose artwork demonstrates artistic merit and achievement in the area of water-media.  The winning student (s) receives a scholarship of $1000 to the school of their choice for tuition/books/art materials.

Stella Waters Decil (Del) was a prolific oil and watercolor artist and longtime member of AWA.  A popular workshop instructor and juror in Arizona and New Mexico, she was a teacher of painting and drawing for the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department.  She critiqued art students at Maricopa Tech and was a juror of the Youth Division AZ State Fair.  She was published in numerous magazines and newspapers, and her paintings hung in several collections in 20 states.

Water Media includes:  watercolor, gouache, acrylic paint, inks, casein paint & tempera, water-soluble pencil or crayons when used in a painting manner and at least partially dissolved.  May combine with pencil or pen/ink.

Surface:  Paper, illustration board, Yupo, watercolor board, canvas.

Please refer to AAG website for further information (eligibility, process, timeline, rules).


AWA Del Decil Scholarship Award Recipient for Spring 2017 is Maria Micsunescu

AWA is proud to announce the recipient of the 2017 Del Decil Scholarship Award to Maria Micsunescu.  Maria is enrolled as a full-time student at Glendale Community College and has a goal of working within the creative and design industry and eventually go into teaching.  The $1000 scholarship was presented at the May Program, along with 1 year free AWA membership.  In attendance were her boyfriend, parents and siblings.

Congratulations Maria!

Maria Micsunescu & Ruth Philliben