Sunday, June 5, 2011


The June, 2011 meeting of the GCWS was held at the Woman’s Art Club “Barn” in Mariemont, Ohio, which is also the site of our current spring show. We had a full house in attendance, since we had a lot going on at this meeting in addition to our usual monthly meeting and program - we were also dropping off our paintings for the show, and we awarded our annual scholarship.

This year’s scholarship winner was Emma Augutis, a senior from Lakota East High School. In the photos are our GCWS present, Eileen Hulsman and our founder, Marilyn Bishop who are seen awarding Emma her $500 scholarship check.
Eileen Hulsman, President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, Emma Augutis, and
Marilyn Bishop, Founder of  the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society Annual Scholarship
During high school, Emma entered many art shows, such as the Scholastic Art Show where she received a Gold Key in ceramics and the Governor’s Art Show. Through the Taft Museum Program, Artists Reaching Classrooms, her work was displayed at the Cincinnati Public Library where she won a $1,000 dollar scholarship. She also worked at Kings Island as a portrait artist.

Eileen Hulsman and Emma Augutis, 2011 recipient of the Greater Cincinnati
Watercolor Society Annual Scholarship.
Emma will be pursuing a degree in fashion design at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) which is one of the best design schools in the country. We wish her much success.  In the background of the photo are 2 of Emma’s paintings which she brought to show her work to us. Following the check presentation and our program, we celebrated Emma’s award with a cake.

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