AWA Scholarships

Arizona Watercolor Association Student Scholarship

Del Decil Scholarship Fund

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.

A monetary legacy was bequeathed from her estate to be used for college art students.  This program was developed in 2009 under the direction of AWA President, Diane Parnitzke.  The 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.

Eligibility:   Age 18 years or older; Full time student enrolled in a local college or university and taking at least one art class.

Selection Process:  3 signature members of AWA are selected as jurors.  The recipients of the scholarship are based on artistic merit and achievement in the area of water media.

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.

Application mailed; Postmark Deadline   March 31, 2017

For application click  Student Scholarship Brochure 2017

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