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Scholarship applications being accepted for cash award

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — March is Youth Art Month and in celebration, the Wickford Art Association (WAA) will present its annual Scholarship Fund awards to three Rhode Island public high school senior art students with a fourth award presented by the Rhode Island Art Educators Association in March.

Each Rhode Island public high school chooses one college-bound senior art student for consideration. The competition uses National Scholastic Standards overseen by the Rhode Island Art Educators Association. The four winning students will receive cash scholarships in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000, $500 and with a fourth award from Rhode Island Art Education Association of $500 to use towards college. Winners also receive a one-year membership to WAA, a fine art exhibit in our gallery and exhibit space at the 57th Wickford Art Festival, ranked the #7 fine art festival in the country. This is an excellent, resume-building opportunity for college bound students. Interested students should speak with their art teachers about submitting their portfolio for consideration.

The 2019 WAA Scholarship Program application may be downloaded at

Application submission period ends February 21, 2019.

The Scholarship Program Exhibit is February 22 to March 1, 2019, free and open to the public during regular gallery hours.

The Scholarship Program Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Wickford Art Association, 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI. It is free and open to the public.

The 57th Wickford Art Festival is July 13 and 14, 2019. The festival experience will help build the winners’ resume and teach them the business side of art, including preparing, exhibiting and selling their artwork to approximately 60,000 festival attendees and providing the opportunity to meet other professional artists and art collectors.

The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with 450 members from Rhode Island and New England. The association hosts art shows and classes in its gallery at 36 Beach Street in North Kingstown, and has produced the Wickford Art Festival every July since 1962.  Wickford Art Association is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring artists and art lovers of all ages throughout the community.

Wickford Art Association hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 – 3:00 PM and Sunday noon to 3:00 PM. For more information, call (401) 294-6840 or visit Admission to the WAA gallery and Wickford Art Festival is free and open to the public.


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