January 11, 2017

Thomas George with Michelle Nugent, inaugural winner of the Artists Fund Award.

Thomas George with Michelle Nugent, inaugural winner of the Artists Fund Award.

The Princeton Area Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Thomas George Artists Fund Award. Seniors from The College of New Jersey, Rider University, or Mercer County Community College may apply. The application deadline has been extended to Feb. 24, 2017.

The Thomas George Artists Fund award supports an artist engaged in drawing and painting for up to six months directly following his or her graduation from college.

Thomas George was an internationally recognized artist. His work is included in the permanent collections of major museums, universities, corporations and private collectors worldwide. He counted himself fortunate to have received financial support early on to study and practice his art. With gratitude and vision, he established this fund at the Community Foundation to help artists begin their careers.

Applications and a full list of guidelines are available on the Community Foundation’s website.