The 2019 WASH Scholarship for the Arts winner is Halka Motani. Halka was selected based on artistic ability in the medium of watercolor, service to the art community, and academic achievement in art classes.
Halka is a senior at Davis Senior High School in Davis. She is enrolled in San Jose State’s Animation/Illustration program and plans to develop her skills as a watercolor illustrator. Halka began using watercolors four years ago, after a demonstration in her art class left her mesmerized with its delicacy and versatility.
Halka has been active in pursuing her talent in art. In her portfolio, she submitted watercolor images indicating her understanding of watercolor techniques, design and creativity. I Believe in You is her watercolor creation submitted to the Crocker Museum Youth Art Month show and awarded first place for the high school division. Be sure to come to the Fine Arts Center in June to see Halka’s work in the foyer gallery.