Introducing the 2020 Scholarship Winners

Meet our scholarship recipients 

2020 - 2021 Meeting and Demo schedule:

Unfortunately due to the national guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic, the April and May 2020 meetings were canceled.  Stay tuned for updates on our meetings.

PCAA looks forward to bringing you another exciting and inspiring program in the fall, beginning with our October meeting and running thru April 2021.  Please join us for a meeting on the second Wednesday each month (Oct. thru April). Get inspired, learn something new and join our friendly, talented group of artists. 

In case you missed any of these amazing demonstration artists in 2020 to date....

In the Feb. 2020 meeting we saw an old world masters demo by Corinne Curreri, ​an award winning artist & long time member of PCAA, who completed a demo illustrating her lifetime of artistic achievement and talent. She shared her chosen palette and processes with members and everyone was equally inspired to go home and practice the skills and techniques she so willingly shared.

Thank you to Barbara Schmitz, artist and PCAA member, for the fascinating January demo of the Sumi E watercolor art form. Barbara shared its history and philosophy as she painted several beautiful flowing works of nature. It was both interesting and so inspiring too. 

Click on each of the seasons' sub-pages on the menu bar above to see that year in photos and notations. 


Dina Coletti, a dedicated young artist and a 2020 graduate of the Jensen Beach High School, was the inspiring young artist selected to win the Jane Blatt Memorial / PCAA Scholarship Award for 2020.

Samantha Lynes, a 2020 graduate of South Forks High School and a gifted visual artist, was chosen to be a 2020 PCAA Scholarship recipient. 

In the March 2020  meeting, Denise Justice, a life-long artist, long-time PCAA member, local acrylic teaching artist & the owner of a new studio located  in Palm City, fascinated us all with an entertaining acrylic demo of a street performer dancing in
​the rain.

Each year PCAA presents the winners of the Scholarship Program in our May meeting.  The Scholarship Program is the top priority of the organization and members work hard all year to plan, execute and support fund raising activities to fund this program. PCAA grants scholarships to young artists from area high schools to help them achieve a degree in the visual arts.  The May meeting was canceled this year due to the pandemic, so we proudly introduce these community-minded recipients to the members here on our website and in our May issue of our Brushstrokes newsletter.  These artists will be honorary members of PCAA for the coming year and are invited to participate in our annual art show in February, hopefully all members will have an opportunity to meet and congratulate these exceptional young artists. Thank you to the Scholarship Committee and  congraulation winners!!

Kristina Simon, talented artist and a 2020 graduate of the South Forks High School was selected as a 2020 PCAA Scholarship Award recipient.

 At the Nov. meeting we enjoyed an amazing oil painting demo by Mallo Bisset and her dancing palette knives. Mallo began painting only 11 years ago, but sells an enormous quantity of work and has built a following both locally and internationally and was voted the Best Visual Artist of Martin County for 2019. ​