PAAM is pleased to offer The Robyn Watson and The Romanos Rizk Memorial Scholarships to eligible recipients on an annual basis. Both of these scholarships honor significant members of the PAAM family and are supported through generous donations.


The Robyn Watson Scholarship is offered to an interested student, fifteen to twenty-two years of age. The scholarship was created to honor the memory of the late Director Robyn Watson’s dedication to quality education at PAAM. Scholarship funds are provided to attend one Museum School workshop. The scholarship is need-based (you wouldn’t be able to attend if you weren’t receiving a scholarship.)

Choose from week-long or multi-week workshops including painting, drawing from the model, sculpture, and white-line woodblock printmaking. Workshops are offered year-round, are generally 1 day to 1 week long, or may meet once a week over a period of weeks. Each workshop is limited in size to maintain a supportive and engaging art-making environment.

Worried about getting all the way to Provincetown? Our Artists in their Studios Program offers classes in towns along the Cape; this year’s classes are offered in Chatham, Harwich Port, Orleans, and Provincetown.

Applicants are asked to write a letter about themselves, stating their interest in a class, with alternate class choices (as some classes may be filled and closed to enrollment), along with information on financial need. Send letters to Lynn Stanley, Curator of Education, PAAM, 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657, email to or fax 508-487-4372. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the scholarship is awarded.


Romanos Rizk trained as a classical painter, then came to Provincetown to study with Henry Hensche at his Cape School of Art. Forty years later, Rizk was still active in the Provincetown arts community. Because of his lifelong pursuit of artistic excellence, a scholarship has been named in his honor.

The Romanos Rizk Memorial Scholarship is awarded to prospective students who have demonstrated talent in painting and drawing. The award will consist of a tuition credit for the study of painting or drawing at PAAM. There are no cash grants. There is no age restriction on this scholarship. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the scholarship is awarded.

Scholarship recipient Drahomir S. wrote “I have very nice memories [of PAAM]. I would like to thank you once again for a Rizk scholarship in 2013 and helping me get involved in PAAM workshops. It was short, but it gave me a lot. I graduated in June and since that I am trying to make living as a painter. And slowly it is getting better.”

PAAM is grateful for the generous donors who fund these efforts to continue developing future generations of Provincetown artists. The Romanos Rizk scholarship is funded by Irma Ruckstuhl.

For more information, contact Kiah Coble:

Above: Elaine Cohen paints in one of PAAM’s sculpture gardens