Honors and Scholarships

The Ohio Watercolor Society bestows a number of awards and scholarships every year to deserving artists and has awarded more than $260,700 to Ohio water media artists and institutions since 1978 through exhibition prizes and scholarships funded with the generosity of individuals, corporations, and art material suppliers.

OWS educational efforts include providing scholarships to promising high school students and donating to their respective art departments, publishing a quarterly newsletter, and conducting demonstrations, lectures, and critiques throughout the state.


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JIM BROWER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

In 2011, the children of OWS member Jim Brower gave a gift to the Ohio Watercolor Society to create a special award in his name. This award is given annually to a member of OWS for his or her artistic achievements. Information about each award recipient can be found by clicking the artist's name below.

2011       Jim Brower

2017
2018
2019
2020
2021


Kitty Waybright
Hal Scroggy
Jean Deamer
Frederick C Graff
(not awarded)


OWS HODNETT-HACKER MEMORIAL
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP


The Ohio Watercolor Society awards the Hodnett-Hacker Memorial High School Student Scholarship to students within the region of our annual exhibition. The following links present the image and statement from each of the recent recipients.

2012
2013
2014
2015
2016


Kodjo Somana
Lisa Tan
(not awarded)
Emma Tischlog
Josie Bunstine
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021


Jennifer Dorsey
Jasmine Moree
Caitlin Guttu
Anya Parsons
(not awarded)