Since 2017 the Rhode Island Watercolor Society has been proud to give the Albrektson Award of Excellence to the first place prize winner of the Annual Artist Member Show. Al Albrektson was a huge source of inspiration for our community and we are honored to remember and celebrate his long life. He passed away at 102 years old on June 7th, 2022. Al was a fabulous painter and often took home prize ribbons from our shows here at RIWS. He was a mentor to many in our community, and passed on his artistic skill through teaching for years. We're honored to be able to offer the Albrektson Award of Excellence for many years into the future. This award offers RIWS an opportunity to celebrate both Al and other members of the community that can now look forward to winning this award with pride.
You can see Al's obituary HERE for ore information about his long and happy life.
If you would like to help this award continue to grow, we're currently accepting donations to put toward this award.
All checks can be made payable to the RHODE ISLAND WATERCOLOR SOCIETY. 100% of donations will be put toward the Albrektson Award of Excellence.
Donations may be made out to:
"Rhode Island Watercolor Society" or "RIWS"
831 Armistice Blvd
Pawtucket, RI 02861