2022 Chubby Honey Scholarship
Broad Ideas artist Mackenzie Witman has created the following opportunity for 2022!
"Chubby Honey, also known as Beverly JoAnne Winkelman, was my grandmother and one of my greatest supporters. She constantly encouraged and helped cultivate my artistic skills. Chubby was an artist herself, dabbling in everything from porcelain dolls to traditional Lakota crafts taught to her by her grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to sew, paint, embroider, crochet and sculpt. My grandmother believed in me even when I didn't believe in myself. She inspired and taught me how to be a better artist and a better person. She passed away when I was in college and for ten years after that I couldn't create any art, it felt like a light had gone out in my world. But three years ago I started again, I managed to get a studio space in the Galena Center for the arts and the first show I contributed to was Broad Ideas 2020. That night changed so much for me. The following year I entered again and this time applied for the established artist scholarship. I won. It was a dream come true and I've been thinking about how to give back ever since that day.
I wanted to do something to give back to other artists, who maybe don't have a Chubby Honey in their lives. This year I'm donating 100 dollars in her name to support another artist and continue her legacy. I will always be thankful for her love and support."
Thank you Mackenzie!