WPSAS Emerging Artists Awards

NEW IN 2020

This year we are offering two Emerging Artist Award scholarships for online art instruction during summer or fall 2020.  Eligible students must be enrolled in 11th grade at Wellesley High School. Winners may select from MassArt Youth Programs online courses, descriptions to be posted on April 29, 2020.

Application Deadline:

Monday, May 11, 2020 


Questions? contact WPSAS at wellesleypsasorg@gmail.com or 

Thom Carter WPS K-12 Art Director at




Each spring, we invite 11th grade students to submit applications for Emerging Artist Awards.  Two students receive scholarships for 2-D and 3-D studio art courses at local art programs. At the 8th grade level, art instructors recognize five students from each studio discipline, who receive Book Awards selected by their teachers.

Winners of 2019 Emerging Artist Awards were announced at the WPS Annual     K-12 Art Show at the Main Library on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

In 2020 we are holding a different program to provide scholarships for online instruction, intended to support art portfolio development for 11th grade students at Wellesley High School.

As a reminder, Wellesley Parents Supporting Art Students (WPSAS) is dedicated to supporting students interested in the fine and visual arts in the Wellesley Public Schools and to assisting faculty with the goals of nurturing these students.  


Membership is open to all parents and guardians of children who are enrolled in the Wellesley Public Schools, WPS alumni, and friends residing outside of our town who wish to further artistic creativity in Wellesley.