This month WCADC celebrated the three finalists of the 2nd WCADC Visual Arts Scholarship: Quinn Bryant, Meridian Kinney, and Mercy Nwachukwu. This year marks the Chapter's second scholarship endeavor, recognizing artistic excellence among female-identifying Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC). Applicants must be from Washington, D.C., Virginia or Maryland, and enrolled in their senior year of high school or first or second year of college intending to pursue a visual fine arts program of study. Students are rated by Chapter judges according to originality, creativity, composition, quality of expression, and the correlation with their process folios.
We are excited to announce that the 2023 Visual Arts Scholarship was awarded to Quinn Bryant, which includes $2,500 toward her art education at Carnegie Mellon University, and a 1-year student membership to the WCADC chapter. The runner ups, Ms. Kinney and Ms. Nwachukwu, will receive a 2-year membership to the WCADC chapter. The reception and awards ceremony was held at Girls Who Paint, an art gallery in Kensington, Maryland.
Pictured above: Quinn Bryant, 2023 WCADC Visual Arts Scholarship recipient.
Tronja Anglero, WCADC Scholarships Chair, leads the program she wished she had as a young art student. "All of the steps to the applicant process derived from things we either experienced and or wished we had as young artists in high school," says Tronja.
Planning for the next scholarship begins in July with a meeting to recap this year's efforts, and focus on continuing improvements for the way forward.
For more information about the WCADC Visual Arts Scholarship program visit here.
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