Andrea Wilson 2019 Bursary Winner

Bermuda Society of Arts
Announces 2019 Bursary Award Recipient

The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSOA) is pleased to announce that Andrea Wilson, is in her second year of studies in the Visual and Creative arts at Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada. Andrea, has been awarded the 2019 BSOA Bursary Award in the amount of $5,000.
Some 11 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. Andrea Wilson, Dr. Edwin Smith stated “Andrea showed enthusiasm, self-motivation, evidence of having thought about future work and an excellent attitude.”
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.
A very special thank you to this year’s sponsor/donation by IAS Foundation
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.

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