Congratulations to our 2014 scholarship recipients!
We are pleased to announce the students who received the 2014 PSGNA Scholarship Awards. Continuing an eighty-six year tradition fostering the visual arts in the Pacific Northwest, this program provides essential financial support to local art students
"The Scholarship Committee was impressed with this years' applicants," said Phillip Levine, PSGNA Board President. "There was an exciting range of style and content among the different age groups represented."
The four artists selected work in a diverse array of mediums, from painting and sculpture to interactive media. Awards were distributed to Alaina Stocker and Megan Wyma from Cornish College of the Arts, Ginger Corr and Miya Sukune from Georgetown Atelier, and Tressa Randolph from the Art Institute of Seattle.
Scholarship funding is supported by PSGNA fundraising events and the Rudolph Bundas Memorial Fund, established when Life Member and Fellow Rudolph "Rudy" Bundas bequeathed a portion of his estate to PSGNA in 2003.
Mark your calendars! Applications for the 2015 PSGNA Scholarship Awards are due December 31, 2014. The application is accessible online.
Ginger Corr has been drawing since she could hold a crayon and started painting in 2010. She has experimented with gouache, ink, watercolor and acrylic, but oil is her preferred medium. Ginger is currently immersed in her classical training at the Georgetown Atelier under the instruction of Tenaya Sims. She will graduate this year and will return to the school in the fall as an assistant instructor. Ginger hopes to create works that offer the viewer a sense of reverence and empowerment.
Tressa is a Senior at the Art Institute of Seattle where she is completing a BA in Web Design & Interactive Media. In addition to designing the new PSGNA website, Tressa has completed design work and developed websites for a variety of local organizations. View her portfolio here.
Alaina is currently a Junior at Cornish College of the Arts studying painting and sculpture. She is interested in portraiture, but more specifically the nuances of human interaction within the fabric of society. Her art attempts to personify her experiences and lend a newness to the traditional methods she loves.
Currently a second year student in the Georgetown Atelier's full-time comprehensive program studying under Tenaya Sims, Miya has been studying art since 2008. She is inspired by Geoff Flack, Kimberly Trowbridge, Margaret Davidson, Susan Bari Price, Christopher Martin Hoff, Eric Elliot and Carlos Madrid. Miya's goal is to become a painter in the classical tradition focusing on portraiture and still life paintings.
Megan Wyma was born in 1993 and grew up in Salem, Oregon, where she went to high school at South Salem High and spent most of her years there holed up in the art rooms. She is currently a Junior at Cornish College of the Arts, working towards her BFA. Her focus is on sculpture and painting, with a love for metal and process based mediums such as encaustics. She has been the recipient of the Cornish’s Merit scholarship for her past three years there and for her upcoming senior year, as well as other scholarships such as the Blick scholarship, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists scholarship, and most recently a scholarship to participate in Pilchuck Glass School’s summer program. Her current works in progress include a public sculpture piece that will be installed outside of Cornish over the summer and a series of encaustic pieces.