The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSOA) is pleased to announce that Cree Lottimore, 21 years old –enrolled in the Design program at York University, has been awarded the 2018 BSOA Bursary Award in the amount of $5,000.

Some 13 aspiring artists applied for the bursary by submitting portfolios of their work. The candidates were short-listed by members of the BSOA’s bursary selection committee – Former BSOA co-president Dr. Edwin Smith and former BSoA board member Catherine Hay.

About making the final decision to elect the winner, Ms. Cree Lottimore, Dr. Edwin Smith stated “Cree has the talent and passion we expect in each applicant, however, we were very impressed with the development of her portfolio and in her maturity and confidence over the past year.”

The high quality of the submissions made for a difficult task in deciding who would receive the final award. The finalists will have the opportunity to have a free show of their work at the Bermuda Society of Arts to showcase their outstanding portfolios.  Congratulations to other entrants who did not make it this year.  We are excited to see their successes in the arts.

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 studies.

The BSOA is the island’s oldest arts organization, celebrating 65 years.  It is hoped that through continued support and generous sponsorship the society will be able to increase this bursary and help more talented Bermudian artists fulfill their dreams.