Recipient of 2007 BSoA Bursary Award Kaamila Al-Amin.

Check-Presentation-to-Kaamilah-Al-Amin-2007-reduced-300x200(Hamilton, Bermuda– August 27, 2007:   A four year dream becomes a reality for the Bermuda Society of Arts as they announce the first recipient of The BSoA Bursary ‘Palette’ Award. And the winner is… Ms. Kaamilah Al-Amin!

“The call for applications was well received, not only in the number of submissions, but the quality of the applicants” spokeswomen for the BSoA, Director, Victoria Evans-Cracknell said. “The Education Bursary Award Committee had a challenge on their hands with their final decision, though ultimately Ms. Al-Amin fulfilled all of the requirements, receiving the highest score possible. It is with great pleasure to reward such a talented and goal orientated young women as Kaamilah. We wish her much success in all of her endeavors, but, particularly, obtaining her degree in the graphic arts”.

Locally born in 1988, Kaamilah was influenced by the visual arts at a young age. Throughout her elementary school education she won several prizes in numerous art projects and went on to receive her first formal training at twelve years of age, when she enrolled in a summer art program in the home of renowned Bermudian artist, Sharon Wilson. It was here that young Kaamilah discovered her new passion, art.

In 2002 at the beginning of her high school education at Berkeley Institute, Kaamilah quickly began accepting commissioned assignments from her classmates, teachers, and people within her community. Throughout her high school years she participated in numerous arts related projects while continuing to receive numerous awards for her creative endeavors.

Today, this dynamic young lady is pursuing a career in the graphic arts. Currently studying at St. Lawrence College inKingston,Ontario,Canadain a three year advanced diploma program.

Kaamilah also intends to later study Fine Arts in theUSwhere she plans to continue exploring other forms of visual arts. Her aspirations for the future? Open and run an art gallery. Who knows maybe one day Kaamilah will return and assume the reins as the Gallery Director for the Bermuda Society of Arts?

Royal Gazette Article  Aug 31 2007