2018 Winston Art Scholarship Recipients

NSAL Florida East Chapter has proudly selected Ana Gonzalez and Isabella Addison to compete at the National Winston 2-D Art Scholarship. This annual scholarship in honor of the late Naomi Rabb Winston, a distinguished artist and mother of Shirley Rabb Winston, was established and made available, through the National Society of Arts and Letters, to young visual artists ages 16 to 22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success.  $10,000 in scholarships are awarded annually.

The two outstanding young winners in the Winston 2-D Florida East Coast Chapter are:

Ana Gonzalez – Ana was born and raised in Miami. She started drawing at the age of seven and her passion for art never ended. She is currently attending the University of Miami and is pursuing her BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History. Her artwork has been displayed in the Scholastics PAMM, the New World Gallery, Studio Art Centers International Gallery, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art Gallery and the Pompano Beach Cultural Center.

Isabella Addison -  Isabella Addison is a 20-year-old artist living in Boca Raton. She is a full-time student at Florida Atlantic University and also works as a painting instructor at a local studio called Pinot's Palette. Isabella creates in all mediums including: sculpture, drawing, paint making, ceramics, and photography, but her absolute favorite is acrylic painting. She is inspired by hyper realism and Japanese art.

Competition Judges

Meet Melany Whitney, NSAL Florida East Coast Winston Scholarship Chair in 2-D Art:

For nearly two decades, Melany Whitney’s life has straddled the beauty and art worlds. After graduating from Cornell University’s School of Art and Architecture and working as a professional artist, she continued her career in fashion/cosmetics. She was professionally trained at the Fifth Avenue studios of Estee Lauder and Revlon and succeeded as an illustrious New York City model, actress and professional make-up artist.   

Melany’s reputation as one of the nation’s most accomplished and artistic practitioners has led to professional associations with prominent plastic surgeons, including physicians at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. She is a faculty member of the continuing education department at the Florida College of Natural Health, maintains a busy private practice, and is an inspiring speaker who has been featured as an industry expert on “Dr. Oz”,“The Today Show,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Inside Edition,” “Fox News” and CNN.

Melany Whitney is available for interviews. Contact Joan Freedman at The Center for Permanent Cosmetics, 551-804-9245, for more information.

A portrait it of Ms. Whitney’s daughter done by her in Egg Tempera, 2017

For more information:  National Society of Arts and Letters national website at www.arts-nsal.org