Last year BAA awarded Virginia N. Sweet Memorial Scholarships of $3,000 to three graduating high school seniors: Bridgette Bulleigh, Mabel Glock, and Chandler Henderson.


Virginia Neely Sweet  (1923 – 2012)

Virginia Neely Sweet taught art for over 40 years in pottery, collage, oil, acrylic, watercolor, printmaking, paper-making, book construction, sculpture, drawing, and pastel.  

She brought her passion for teaching and encouraging the love of art to community youth, and the young at heart, regardless of education, age, or experience. Virginia served as President of BAA 1979-1980 and conducted bake sales, art sales, and raised funds for BAA’s scholarship fund. 

BAA is proud to carry on her tradition of awarding scholarships to art students. 

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