Scholarships & Grants

Since 2011, Women Sharing Art, Inc. has given $1,000 in scholarship money each year to promising female high school seniors who show a depth and breadth of art medium mastery as well as those who want to continue on with an art education. Women Sharing Art, Inc. chooses from a pool of female artists that have applied to the BAFFA (Bay Area Friends of Fine Arts) show in April of each year through their high school art teachers.  Prior to 2015, SBAA (South Bay Art Association) held a similar process in the fall where Women Sharing Art, Inc. would choose recipients from their pool of applicants.

  • 2017: BAFFA: Taylor West (Sachem), Elizabeth Acierno (Sayville) & Jillian DeCamio (Sayville)
  • 2016: BAFFA: Jessica Cipp (Bellport), Paige Liskiewicz (Sayville)
  • 2015: BAFFA: Jamie Clifton (Bellport)
  • 2014: SBAA: Samantha Struzzieri (Smithtown)  BAFFA: Daniela Gallego (Brentwood), Casey Leach (Bellport)
  • 2013: SBAA: Elizabeth Galian (Bayport Blue Point), Daniela Gallego (Brentwood)  BAFFA: Meagan Mulry (Sayville), Alissa Naer (Sachem East)
  • 2012: SBAA: Lorelai Olk (Sayville), Madison Weisman (Northport)  BAFFA: Kristin Sabatino (Sachem)
  • 2011: SBAA: Raissa Oliveira-Silva (Commack)  BAFFA: Alicia Blumenthal (Bellport)

In 2017, Women Sharing Art, Inc. began awarding a total of $1,000 a year in grants to members of its organization to further their artistic exploration and education.

Below are articles and information about our Scholarship recipients from prior years:

2017 Women Sharing Art Scholarship Winners Announced at Artists’ Reception

2017 Women Sharing Art Scholarship Winners Announced at Artists’ Reception

The 2017 Student Scholarhip Winners were presented at the Artists’ Reception for “Arboretum Inspirations” by Women Sharing Art Inc. These students were chosen at the BAFFA Student Invitational Art Exhibit on April 2 and selected by judges from Women Sharing Art for this year’s award. They include seniors, Jillian DeCanio & Elizabeth Acierno from Sayville… Continue Reading

Up Close and Personal with Women Sharing Art

Up Close and Personal with Women Sharing Art

A local non-profit art group, Women Sharing Art, held its fourth annual scholarship fundraiser reception Saturday night, February 2, 2014, at the BAFFA gallery in Sayville. WSA’s art exhibition called Up Close and Personal, highlighted new work from its members. The gallery walls were filled with photos, paintings, glass art, mosaics and graphics. Along with… Continue Reading

2013 Women Sharing Art Scholarship Winners

2013 Women Sharing Art Scholarship Winners

Two high School senior applicants were selected to receive scholarships presented by Women Sharing Art, Inc. at the Annual BAFFA Student Invitational Art Exhibit in April. The award is given by WSA to a graduating female who will attend art school and/or be enrolled in a college art program. The decision was based on the… Continue Reading

Women Sharing Art Annual Fundraiser – Little Bites

Women Sharing Art Annual Fundraiser – Little Bites

BY COURTNEY TAKATS / Sayville.com At approximately 5pm on February 11, many talented individuals congregated in the Gillette House to present a $500 scholarship to one worthy student. This benefit program, supported by “Women Sharing Art,” included a raffle as well as a presentation of multimedia art exhibits and a live band. The flow of… Continue Reading

Our First Annual Student Scholarship Winner

Our First Annual Student Scholarship Winner

Women Sharing Art, Inc. is pleased to announce the winner of the First Annual Student Scholarship. Fundraising events by Women Sharing Art members has made possible this monetary award to Alicia Blumenthal from Bellport High School. Over twenty submissions were made for this scholarship with the high school student artists showing their breadth and strongest… Continue Reading

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