Congratulations to Jill Lindsay

ISEA's 2019 Scholarship Winner!



Thank you so much for choosing my essay as the scholarship winner.  I am positively overjoyed that I won!  The essay I submitted truly epitomized how I feel as an experimental artist: limitless.  I am so glad that my friend and art mentor, Beverly Yankwitt (a signature member) told me about ISEA three years ago.  It is a wonderful organization filled with artists that all share their own unique perspective on creating art.

Thus far I have signed up for a one-day workshop "Discovering the Pure Joy of Intuitive Abstract Painting" with Steve Rogers at the Florida Watercolor Society's yearly symposium in September.  

I am still in search of another workshop that will stretch my imagination.  I prefer being in a classroom with other artists, as opposed to an on-line class. 

 I love it when the workshop leader gives the students a particular task or method and twenty different interpretations are created.   The camaraderie is also important to me.  Creating art is such solitary work that sometimes it's nice to be among like-minded humans.   

Visit Jill's website.

Congratulations to our First ISEA Scholarship Winner!

Marlene Gremillion


Marlene Gremillion
Artist: Never a Dull Moment

"I do not have a mailing address for the ISEA to thank you all for the wonderful scholarship.  I was so fortunate to be able to use it in the Carol Simmons Master Caning in Polymer Clay May 21 through 27 and learned so much.  She had us select colors from a photograph by using color selector on our computer and making up color samples to do our clay blending before designing our canes.  Then we learned a variety of cane styles and then these were assembled into a large cane. (the largest I have ever made and reduced).  When this was completed we took thin slices and assembled them to make a kaleidoscope design.  I have enclosed photos of some of the progressions.  Really a great workshop and I will put it to practice. 

Thanks again for the wonderful scholarship and your encouragement."


Marlene created a YouTube video going through her experience taking Carol Simmons Master Caning in Polymer Clay workshop.

You can view Marlene's video here.

In March of 2018, ISEA announced a new amazing member benefit:
A Scholarship Program for Members entering the Member-Only Virtual Exhibit.

Eligibility: All ISEA members (except committee members) entering the ISEA Virtual Exhibit
Scholarship amount:  $500
Maybe used for: virtual training, one-on-one training, workshop(s), or college course   
Entry Process: 

  1. Email an essay and photo of submitted piece 
  2. Essay must explain:
a.   what experimentation means to you
b.   how the experimentation goes beyond your fundamental skills
c.   how the scholarship award will benefit your experimentation


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