Member Scholarship


Jill Lindsay

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.

Click here to visit Jill's website.


Marlene Gremillion

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 an exciting new member benefit:

A Scholarship Program for Members entering the Spring All-Members Online Exhibition


All ISEA members (except Scholarship Committee members) that submit a work of art to the Spring All-Members Online Exhibition

Scholarship amount:  $500

May be used for virtual training, one-on-one training, workshops, or college courses

Entry Process:

  1. Submit an essay and a work of art via email
  2. The essay must explain:
    • what experimentation means to you
    • how the experimentation goes beyond your fundamental skills
    • how the scholarship award will benefit your experimentation

  3. Awarding of the scholarship is based on the strength of the essay, not the work of art.


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