Scholarship 2020-01-21T16:48:18+00:00

James C. Lentz Art Scholarship

A WSI grant from the James C. Lentz Scholarship Fund for the purpose of providing each year an annual scholarship to a graduating high school senior who will be majoring in fine arts or art education at his/her chosen university.

Jieun and Paula

In 2017, WSI awarded one scholarship to an exceptional high school senior. Ji Eun Yu of Carmel High School was this year’s recipient and is currently attending Yale University. In addition, Ms. Yu joined the Watercolor Society of Indiana and entered this year’s Juried Exhibition. She was awarded the Theodore M. Englehart Honorary Award.

This grant allows us to fulfill one of the missions of the Watercolor Society of Indiana.  Article II in our Constitution  states the following as one of our missions: “…to encourage the study of watercolor by art students and others engaged in the visual arts.”  In keeping with our mission, the Watercolor Society of Indiana has made a commitment to offer a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior who intends to pursue a degree in fine arts or art education.  The Watercolor Society has long been committed to furthering the goal of providing art education to the community. Many of our members teach art either in a school system or in a private setting.


2020 Scholarship Application


Hello WSI members, patrons and friends!

All of us at the Watercolor Society of Indiana hope that your are staying safe and healthy!  We understand and recognize the current health situation is MOST IMPORTANT!!!!!

In the spirit of the arts, we would like to provide some updates for our organization in the short term:

  1.  The 2020 Membership Show will be online only. This will be on the WSI website and all social media for Second Presbyterian Church.  Signup for the membership exhibit here:
  2. The membership luncheon, meeting, juried exhibit image viewing and scholarship presentation are cancelled.
  3. The Juried Exhibit is A GO this year.  For 2020, it will be both online and in person.  If closer to the event, we are required to cancel the onsite exhibit, the show will continue online on our website.  The link for the juried exhibit is attached here:
  4. The Keiko Tanabe workshop is cancelled.  It has been rescheduled for October 20 – 22, 2021.  There will be a demonstration and general meeting on October 23, 2021. 
  5. Keiko Tanabe will be the 2020 juror as planned.  She will be conducting all phases of the jury process virtually rather than in person.  
  6. Waycross 2020 has been cancelled.  We have rescheduled Waycross for April 23 – 25. 2021.

Please stay safe and stay healthy!!!! Be sure to keep painting and submit your entries for both the 2020 Membership Exhibit and the 2020 Juried Exhibition.  We look forward to see the amazing work of our membership!


Connect with us on FACEBOOK.  The Facebook Group Watercolor Society of Indiana has over 200 members.  This will allow you to stay connected with other members of the organization virtually.  Send your request now!!!

Nancy Mullens

Executive Director