The James W. Washington Jr. and Janie Rogella Washington Foundation is offering a Spirit in the Stone Scholarship of up to $5,000 to a promising art student enrolled in a Seattle high school or college and engaged in painting or sculpture. The student must be able to demonstrate creativity and artistic potential.
Interested students can download an application form at www.jameswashington.org and return it no later than Jan. 10, 2008, along with letters of recommendation. The $5,000 will be applied to tuition to an educational institution and/or to an art supplier. The winner will be announced at the opening of the African American Heritage Museum in March 2008.
The Spirit in the Stone Scholarship is in honor of the local African American painter and sculptor James W. Washington Jr., a leading member of the Northwest School of Art who died in 2000. The scholarship's name derives from the University of Washington Press book about Dr. Washington which examines his art and his thoughts about creativity. The scholarship is offered in keeping with Dr. Washington's interest in developing young artistic talent.