Students of Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art Awarded Scholarships

Scholarship Students of Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art include (Left to right) Scott Gigstead, Suzanne Barnes, David Kapszukiewicz, Mara Pionek, Melanie Croke, Mae Swagel.

As part of their commitment to encourage education in the traditions, techniques, and aesthetics of fine art portraiture and figurative works, The Portrait Society of America honored six students of the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art by awarding scholarships.

The students were awarded the scholarships, as well as a travel grant from ArtBeet, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes the arts in Kewaunee County, at a conference in Washington DC in April.

The students who received the scholarships include Melanie Croke of Fish Creek, David Kapszukiewicz of Appleton, Mae Swagel of Kewaunee, Mara Pionek of Green Bay, Suzanne Barnes of De Pere, and Scott Gigstead of Algoma.

While attending the conference, students participated in workshops and demonstrations conducted by internationally acclaimed artists. The students will share their experiences at an ArtBeet’s monthly meeting on Monday, June 14 at 7 pm. The presentation, open to the public, will be held at Barnsite, 109 Duvall Street, Kewaunee. For more information call 920.388.4391.