Naomi Rabb Winston Art Scholarship Recipients

2019 Recipients

Julia Anneliese Gould, 20, Washington, D.C. Chapter, $2,000 to study art history at an Maryland Institute College of Art summer intensive program.

Kathryn Nicole Dennison, 17, Florida East Coast Chapter, $1,500 to study at a summer workshop in Italy with distinguished Italian artist Roberto Ferri.

Nina Maria Vitale, 20, Greater New York Chapter, $1,000 for tuition at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, where she is majoring in painting.

Aylin Sophia Erkan, 22, Washington, D.C. Chapter, $1,050 for tuition at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, where she is majoring in illustration, and to visit Turkey, the country of her ancestry.

Amuri Dezhane Morris, 22, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter, $1,000 for tuition at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, where she is majoring in painting and printmaking.

Mary Visco, 18, Ohio River Valley Chapter, $1,000 for college tuition to study illustration and arts management.

Taetyn Kay Panagos, 19, Little Rock Chapter, $1,250 to construct a 6-foot high interactive sculpture that will be a dodecahedron (12-sided) sensory deprivation chamber.

Olivia Grace Hutchinson, 20, New Jersey Chapter, $1,000 for tuition at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Logan Ray Bishop, 22, Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter, $1,000 for tuition and art supplies at the University of South Florida/St. Petersburg campus to further develop his technical skills in graphic design/printmaking.

Hannah Josephine Swearingen, 22, Ohio River Valley Chapter, $1,200 to take classes in painting and drawing at the Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy.

2019 Judges

Artist Bill Godfrey’s studio is in a refurbished industrial building in Western Pennsylvania near the banks of the Allegheny River. The space, considered “green,” was designed and built by Godfrey using recycled, vintage and found materials. His open loft space is “ideal,” he says, for creating his large scale art works. A large piece he created for the Alcoa Corporation has toured the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Godfrey works closely with architects and designers in all phases of the design process to create art works that become an integral part of the environment.
He also designs and creates large kinetic sculptures for arts festivals around the U.S. that are both interactive and educational.
Along with being a working artist, he has vast experience as an art educator, including teaching at the Carnegie Museum of Art, where he was a docent and developed educational curriculums for the museum.
His extensive body of worldwide commissioned art works include hospitals, universities, churches, synagogues, corporations, museums, restaurants, hotels, parks and private collectors.
Godfrey received a degree in Art Education from Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, and in 2003 received its Distinguished Alumni Award. He completed a year of graduate work at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Vicky A. Clark is an independent curator of contemporary art, teacher, art historian and writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been part of the Pittsburgh art scene for some 30 years. From 1981 to 1996, she served as curator of education, director of publications and associate curator of contemporary at the Carnegie Museum of Art. From 1996 to 2002, she was curator of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
She has taught art history – mostly on contemporary art and issues – at numerous universities, including Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University and West Virginia University.
Clark’s book on Pittsburgh artist Robert Qualters was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2014 in conjunction with his retrospective which she also curated. In 2015, she co-curated the exhibition and co-authored the catalogue for Pittsburgh artist Jane Haskell: Drawing in Light.
She has a master’s degree in Art History from University of California Davis and a Ph.D. in late Medieval Art History from the University of Michigan.

Artist and teacher Caroline Coyle-Greller has a Fine Arts degree in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University and Master’s degree in Art History, with a focus on Contemporary Art, from the University of Pittsburgh.
She is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Point Park University in Pittsburgh and has taught courses in both art history and studio art for more than 28 years.
Her paintings are included in both private and corporate collections.
When not in her studio, she trains and shows her Appendix (most often a cross between a registered Thoroughbred and an American Quarter Horse) gelding in Dressage.

2018 Recipients

Dillon Bolton, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter
Pearson Chambers, Washington, D.C. Chapter
Kylie Demkowicz, Ohio River Valley Chapter
Isabella Hernandez, Florida East Coast Chapter
Natalie Klar, Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter
Christopher Pleasant, Washington, D.C Chapter
Julie Sharpe, St. Louis Chapter
Annika Sornson, Bloomington Chapter
Marisa Stratton, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter
Tessa Tallakson, Birmingham Chapter

2018 Judges

Professor Arthur Skinner. As professor of visual arts, he has taught courses in printmaking, drawing and photography at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL since 1976. He is Director of the college’s Cobb Gallery. Professor Skinner has a master’s degree in visual arts from Georgia State University. He is much loved and admired by his students and in 1993 received the Robert A. Staub Distinguished Teacher Award. He received the John M. Bevan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award in 2001 and, in 2013, received the Grover Wrenn Award for Leadership and Service to General Education.

Professor Kirk Ke Wang. A native of Shanghai, China, Professor Wang received a master’s degree in fine arts from Nanjing Normal University in China and, after moving to Tampa in 1986 as an exchange scholar at the University of South Florida, he received a second master’s in fine arts. Before joining Eckerd College in 1993 to teach painting, drawing, digital photography, new genre art and Asian art, he was the art director of a design firm that designed projects for Disney World, MGM Studio, Sea World and Busch Gardens and also taught at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. In 2012, Eckerd College honored him with the Lloyd W. Chapin Award for Excellence in Scholarship. His art works have been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally and he maintains studios in Tampa, Shanghai and New York City.

2017 Recipients

Cassidy Boyuk, Ohio River Valley Chapter
Jackson Casady, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter
Suzanne Head, Ohio River Valley Chapter
Matthew Hennessey, Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter
Jefferson McCarthy, Florida East Coast Chapter
Mai-Han Nguyen, New Jersey Chapter
Emmelyn Redd, Greater Arizona Chapter
Kalif Thompson, Greater New York Chapter
Suvannah Wade, Washington, D.C, Chapter

2017 Judges

Professor Arthur Skinner. As professor of visual arts, he has taught courses in printmaking, drawing and photography at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL since 1976. He is Director of the college’s Cobb Gallery. Professor Skinner has a master’s degree in visual arts from Georgia State University. He is much loved and admired by his students and in 1993 received the Robert A. Staub Distinguished Teacher Award. He received the John M. Bevan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award in 2001 and, in 2013, received the Wrenn Award for Leadership and Service to General Education.

Professor Kirk Ke Wang. A native of Shanghai, China, Professor Wang received a master’s degree in fine arts from Nanjing Normal University in China and, after moving to Tampa in 1986 as an exchange scholar at the University of South Florida, he received a second master’s in fine arts. Before joining Eckerd College in 1993 to teach painting, drawing, digital photography, new genre art and Asian art, he was the art director of a design firm that designed projects for Disney World, MGM Studio, Sea World and Busch Gardens and also taught at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. His art works have been exhibited and collected nationally and nternationally. He maintains studios in Tampa, Shanghai and New York City.

Morgan Gruer. She is a multidisciplinary designer and director based in New York City. Her interdisciplinary work spans a variety of media, including concept development, 2D animation, storyboarding, brand identity, package design and illustration. She studied communications design at Pratt Institute and Skidmore College. Her clients and collaborators have included Celine Dion, Gatorade, Canon and The American Chemical Society. Her most recent video – about the fleeting quality of love titled Reflections – has been picked up by Vimeo and can be seen online. She is a past recipient of a Naomi Rabb Winston Scholarship in Two-Dimensional Art.

2016 Recipients

Alena Titova, Washington, D.C. Chapter
Alexander Wrencher, Central Illinois Chapter
Morgan Gruer, New Jersey Chapter
Sienna Broglie, Washington, D.C. Chapter
Betsy Marsch, Pittsburgh Chapter
Esther Sitver, St. Louis Chapter
Ana Remis, Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter
Mikayla Wenzel, Bloomington Chapter

2015 Recipients

Catherine Chen, Florida East Coast Chapter, $2,000
Hannah Smith, Ohio River Valley Chapter, $1,500
Gregory LaPierre, Chautauqua Chapter, $1,250
Mensa Kondo, Washington DC Chapter, $1,200
Elmi Ventura Mata, Ohio River Valley Chapter, $1,000
Jenna Tooley, Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter, $1,000
Emma Harford, St. Louis Chapter, $750
Valerie Hernandez, Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter, $600
Jennifer Copeland, New Jersey Chapter, $500

2014 Recipients

Megan Ward, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter, $2,000
Lucas Cuatrecasas, New Jersey Chapter, $1,500
Isaac Smith, Ohio River Valley Chapter, $1,000
Sophia Reed, St. Louis Chapter, $1,000
Erica Young, Central Illinois Chapter, $1,000
Lily Montgomery, Birmingham Chapter, $1,000
Alyza Perez, Florida East Coast Chapter, $1,000
Patrick Donnelly, Chautauqua Chapter, $1,000
Ryan Johnson, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter, $500

2013 Recipients

Maria Camia, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter
Valentina Cereseto, Florida East Coast Chapter
Arthur Haywood, Pittsburgh Chapter
Sophia Kayafas, Ohio River Valley Chapter
Mary Jane King, Ohio River Valley Chapter
Samantha Lazarus, Florida East Coast Chapter
Marisa Lu, Washington DC Chapter
Jordan Pemberton, Washington DC Chapter

2012 Recipients

Sierra Bagish, New Jersey Chapter
Carolyn Becker, Washington DC Chapter
Ryan J. Compton, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter
Sarah Dansberger, Washington DC Chapter
Katherine Ellis Fitzgerrell, Greater Arizona Chapter
Morgan Kulesza, Washington DC Chapter
Isabella Tuscany Pezzulo, Florida East Coast Chapter
Ruth LizBeth Poor, Bloomington Chapter
Colleen Celeste Quint, Birmingham Chapter
McKinley Wallace III, Florida East Coast Chapter
Skye Kathryn Young, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter

2011 Recipients

Anica Zosha Buckson, Chautauqua Chapter
Nicholas D. Christensen, Kentucky Chapter
Ryan J. Compton, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter
Anna Goldstein, New Jersey Chapter
Aaron James Kuhn, Washington DC Chapter
Noel Olivia Peterson, Pittsburgh Chapter
Alexandra Savramis, Washington DC Chapter

2010 Recipients

Inga Loyev, Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter
Devin C. Mawdsley, Bloomington Chapter
Noel O. Peterson, Pittsburgh Chapter
Stanley R. Rayfield, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter
Devon Spierling-Linton, Ohio River Valley Chapter
Emma J. Shoots, North Florida Chapter

2009 Recipients

Emily C. Burns, Pittsburgh Chapter
Andrea E. Cofield, Bloomington Chapter
Emily K. Davidson, Ohio River Valley Chapter
Magdalena A. Nilges, Central Illinois Chapter
Stephanie E. Roh, New Jersey Chapter
Abigail R. Wilson, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter
Ye Qin Zhu, New Jersey Chapter

2008 Recipients

Dilek Baykara, New Jersey Chapter
Cara Christine Livorio, Pittsburgh Chapter
Stanley Ralph Rayfield, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter
Rachel Jeanne Singel, Virginia/North Carolina Chapter
Amanda Loise Voltz, Central Illinois Chapter

2007 Recipients

Kelsey Nicole Berkley, North Florida Chapter
Alexander Aaron Jacobs, New Jersey Chapter
Cara Christine Livorio, Pittsburgh Chapter
Elaine Sanghea Oh, New Jersey Chapter
Amy Elizabeth Thompson, Ohio River Valley Chapter
Shan Wang, North Florida Chapter

2006 Recipients

Antonio Andrade, Greater Arizona Chapter
Honour S. A. Booth, Hawaii Chapter
Elizabeth Tremain Farrar, Kentucky Chapter
Katherine Jean Holoka, Mid-Michigan Chapter
Kobey Reimiko Matsushige, Hawaii Chapter
Angela Joy Prajzner, Mid-Michigan
Kenneth Alan Sprinkle, Bloomington Chapter

2005 Recipients

Elaine Ann Crowder, Kentucky Chapter
Katherine Jean Holoka, Mid-Michigan Chapter
Lauren Ann Smith, Ohio River Valley Chapter