The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSOA) is pleased to announce that through fund-raising efforts, and to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of BSoA we have been able to increase our bursary and help a second talented Bermudian artist fulfill their dreams.  Instead of one award, we are giving two awards of $5,000 each.

Charnisha Smith has been awarded the 2013 BSOA Bursary Award, and our Diamond Jubilee recipient is Kayla Smith.  Congratulations to both winners.

 Some 13 aspiring artists applied for the bursary by submitting portfolios of their work. Six candidates were short-listed for interview by members of the BSOA’s bursary selection committee – BSOA governing body members Barbara O’Shaughnessy and Ami Zanders and former BSOA co-president Dr. Edwin Smith.   “We were so impressed with the high quality of the submissions, that we had a very hard time deciding on the winner” said Barbara O’Shaughnessy, “it was decided that we would give the first runner-up, Kenneth Gardner a free solo show of his work at the Bermuda Society of Arts to showcase his outstanding portfolio.”  Congratulations to the three runners-up: Miles Dill, Kageaki Smith and Rhea Gibbons. We look forward to seeing more of their artwork was on display in the gallery at the BSoA Emerging Artists Show that started on Friday, August 9th.   The $5,000 bursary, awarded annually by the BSOA, is designed to provide financial aid to a Bermudian student interested in furthering their post-secondary education in fine arts and/or design. The recipient should be registered at an accredited college or university for either undergraduate or post-graduate st