2012 Mayor’s Award

“Who’da thunk when I picked up a brush for the first time in 1990 that it would have (stopped here-choked up) brought me here tonight. WOW! Thank you to the Fairbanks Arts Association for making the award available and to the Board and the Mayors for choosing us. It is truly an honor.

That little brush, I think it was a #6, led me to learning watercolor, which led me to Tom Nixon, which led me to painting better and more! and then the Watercolor Society. Everything I do for the Society, I do with a big heart. We-the group-have grown so much over the last ten years. It has just been a joy to be a part of it. We were just doing what we love to do. Painting and pushing people around in all sorts of directions! Thank you again.

Nelda Benson-Nixon

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