In honor of Naomi Rabb Winston, NSAL established an annual scholarship fund for young visual artists between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. The scholarship funds are only for private study, for special training or for personal advancement in the applicant’s art career. They can be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc. The funds cannot be used for college tuition, housing or travel. In most years, as many as eight to ten scholarships are awarded in varying amounts.
Naomi Rabb Winston (1894 – 1979) was an artist, art educator, teacher and lecturer. As a young woman, she studied painting at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington, D.C. Her many accomplishments included painting the Alabama state’s coat of arms in oils, based on a 1923 design by B. J. Tieman of New York. Her oil paintings are featured in the Montgomery County (Maryland) Historical Society collection and include the portrait to the left of Lilly C. Stone that Mrs.Winston painted in 1954.