I am very honored to have received one of three Shirl Smithson Scholarship for 2012, named after its founding member, awarded through the Oil Painters of America! Based on a review of the application materials, the scholarship committee selected three OPA members to receive a scholarship based on the quality and strength of the art work submitted and the potential for further development, and one other scholarship was awarded to a full-time student. The scholarship will pay $500 towards a workshop or class in representational oil painting. I am very excited to be able to start off the year with this kind of honor... Now the hard part - Picking a workshop to attend... So many good ones!
Thank-You to Shirl and the OPA scholarship selection team for making this possible! -Jeff Love
Shirl Smithson - Founding Member of Oil Painters of America