Emily Bombere – Spring 2017 Honorable Mention

Meet Emily Bombere, a Junior at the University of Mary Washington, who is majoring in Studio Art/Business. We would like to congratulate Ms. Bombere on being selected as one of the two recipients of our Spring 2017 Honorable Mention Commendations for a Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation Scholarship:

“I am studying Studio Art and Business in school.  While I would adore to solely create personal art for my career, I have been investigating gallery work and business to have more stability financially.  I am the student coordinator for the galleries on-campus and I have worked as a monitor the past two years.  I have enjoyed volunteering at other galleries in Richmond and exhibited a collection at the Art Works Gallery my senior year of high school.  The high school that I graduated from provides an incredibly advanced and rare opportunity for the students who are interested in art.  It is a specialty center that includes hours of higher learning in visual art, dance, theater, and musical theater.   I was exposed to many different mediums and ways of self-expression that has directed the art I create now and the way I perceive visual art teaching and making.  Studying abroad is the next step that I am planning on taking for my development as an artist.  I love art, but in order to push myself forward I need to experience an unfamiliar place and gather a new perspective.” 

E.V., 2016 ©Emily Bombere

Self, 2016 ©Emily Bombere

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