Creasy/Johnson Education Fund


  1. to increase access to high quality watercolor experience;
  2. to increase opportunities for artists to create and present their work;
  3. to expand watercolor painting opportunities for young people.

College Scholarships

Description: Scholarships are available to college students majoring in art or art education.

Eligible Applicants:

College students pursuing a career in art with emphasis on painting or art education. Students must be a Virginia resident, attending a Virginia degree granting institution which includes watermedia courses in its art curriculum, and the student must be enrolled in or have already completed courses in watermedia.

Criteria for Evaluating Applications:

  • 2-3 recommendations from college art professors
  • CD, thumb-drive, or photo samples of student's work
  • description of watermedia courses completed and/or currently enrolled in

College Scholarship Application Form

Amount of Assistance:

Scholarship amounts will be determined by committee, not to exceed $1000.


Description: Supports wide variety of watercolor art activities, open to any not-for-profit organization presenting watercolor art.

Project applications from grantees should be for new programs or significant expansion of existing programs.

Eligible Applicants:

Virginia not-for-profit organizations, units of government, or educational institutions.

Eligible Activities:

  • watercolor workshops, seminars, classes
  • guest watercolor artists
  • new or expanded watercolor educational programs
  • summer watercolor camps
  • conferences promoting watercolor education

Criteria for Evaluating Applications:

  • Artistic quality of the proposed project
  • Effective management of the applicant organization
  • Extent to which the proposed project meets the needs of the community and/or state
  • Financial Need of the applicant for the requested grant
  • Cost effectiveness of the proposed project

Grant Proposal / Application Form

Amount of Assistance:

Grant amounts range from $600 - $1000