Since its founding in 1989, Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. has offered scholarships to talented women, in need of support, who have applied and are accepted into a graduate school art program. Opportunities have been given to many women who otherwise would not have been able to continue their studies toward a Master’s Degree in Art.
Criteria for our WITVA Graduate Education Scholarship awards are based on candidates’ talent, as evidenced by submitted work, grade point average, recommendations from their college professors, and financial need. After approval from the WITVA Scholarship Committee, finalists must make a presentation of their work at a WITVA general meeting where they verbalize their artistic intent and their future goals. After awards are then finalized, the winners receive recognition and
the WITVA treasurer sends 100% of award proceeds to the awardee’s school of acceptance, which is directed toward their tuition.
In addition to any awards, WITVA gives a One Year Gift Membership to the College Scholarship winners."
To make a donation please contact, Myrna Rodkin
Scholarships are made possible by our fundraisers, which are on going. Annually, we have a themed luncheon event which is a major fundraiser. The luncheon kicks off with a fun art project, then attendees enjoy a terrific lunch, silent auction, art auction and raffles for prize baskets, along with musical entertainment and guest speaker. This event is held in February, so stay tuned for upcoming information on this great annual event..
Since beginning this program in 1997, Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. has invited art students from Palm Beach County high schools to participate in our WITVA Spring Celebration of High School Art. The prize money and awards are donated by WITVA's Scholarship Fund, The Irving B. Kahn Foundation, The Dermatology & Aesthetic Center, Inc, and Delray Buick GMC. Many WITVA members and friends of the arts are also contributors with both their money and time.
Since 1997, well over $265,000. has been awarded. Each teacher receives a Certificate Of Appreciation for their support of the students and their involvement in making the program such as success.
The event is held at Sugar Sand Park where the work is on display to the public in the Community Center for the month of March. An Awards Reception is held for the exhibitors on the final day of the exhibit.
To make a donation please contact,
Jennie Eve Barnett