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State Art Agency honors Katie Holbrook

We love it when people we know get awards–Our long time intern and summer art camp instructor received a great award for her work at Delta State–Katie you rock our world! Congratulations!

Each year the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts host the annual Honored Artists awards luncheon in early August at the Country Club of Jackson. The luncheon is held each year to honor Mississippi women artists who have become known nationally and internationally for their works of art. The MSC recognizes the outstanding achievements of women art students at the universities in the state. This year, Greenville native, Katie Holbrook was awarded the  Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts award for College Art Student of the Year. During the event many of Holbrook’s paintings were on display.

Holbrook is currently a junior at Delta State University and is majoring in studio art. Holbrook was a 2011 graduate of Washington School and has been an active volunteer with the Greenville Arts Council for over 5 years. This past summer she was the visual arts instructor for the Greenville Arts Council annual summer camp.

The Mississippi State Committee raises the museum’s profile and does grassroots advocacy on behalf of women artists in the region. They plan local programs that highlight NMWA’s mission, exhibitions, collection, and activities. Committee members work with NMWA staff to increase membership; donate works of art; and fund exhibitions, education programs, and object conservation.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is located at 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., in a landmark building near the White House. For more information about NMWA, call (202) 783-5000 or visit www.nmwa.org, Broad Strokes Blog, Facebook or Twitter.

For information about joining the MSC, contact Nancy Guice at 2340 North 7th Avenue, Laurel, MS 39440.