Scholarship Vote and Announcement at Arts Show

June 20, Bethany Beach, DE – On September 9, 2017, at the 39th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, the public is invited to vote on the winner of a $1,000 scholarship to a local student-artist.  At the popular one day show, in addition to the vote, more than 100 juried artists, both local and from around the country, will display works of jewelry, glass, pottery, watercolor and oil paintings, photography, basketry, wood working, and more along the Boardwalk and street festival areas in downtown Bethany Beach, with the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop.  The special event takes place from 10am-5pm.


The five finalists and their mediums for the 2017 scholarship award are: Josephine Grimes – scratch & water color, Brook Hoban – charcoal, Jorge Cruz – pencil & scratch, Kenya Purnell – acrylic paint, Devin Bailey – charcoal & white tint.


Introduced in 2014, the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF), in partnership with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce (BFACC), awards an annual scholarship to a local junior or graduating senior artist who lives in zip codes 19944, 19930, 19970, 19967, 19975, 19945, 19939, and 19966. Students submit their pieces to a panel of objective professional artists; five finalists are then selected.  The winner is selected by a public vote between 10am-2pm at the Arts Festival and will be announced at 4pm at the Bandstand in Bethany Beach.


For more information about the scholarship program and the 39th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, visit

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to develop and implement destination events, participate in advocacy efforts, and provide opportunities for networking, marketing, and education with a goal of improving member success and enhance the quality of life throughout the Quiet Resorts.


The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Bethany-Fenwick and surrounding areas by providing financial aid, resources and other assistance in support of programs, individuals and organizations that enhance our community for both residents and visitors alike.