A scholarship fundraiser is underway that honors the memory and work of Bill H. Armstrong, Professor Emeritus, the Art + Design Department. Margo Armstrong is generously donating proceeds from an online auction and sale of paintings and prints from her husband’s private collection to support scholarships for Art and Design students. This event continues until August 13 with the goal to permanently endow the Armstrong scholarships.
Professor Armstrong is best known for his contributions to water media painting and the Watercolor USA Honor Society. Armstrong’s paintings have been included in many international and national juried exhibits. His paintings have been exhibited at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan, the Chateau de Tours, in Indre-et-Loire, France, the Butler Institute of American Art, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Cleveland Art Institute, and the Philbrook Museum, and many other venues. The paintings in this auction are from Professor Armstrong’s private collection and many have never been shown in public before.
In 1990, Armstrong was presented the Missouri Arts Council highest award for lifetime achievement in the arts. In 2004, he received the Springfield Regional Arts Council “Ozzie” award for his many contributions to the arts through the culmination of over fifty years as an artist, educator, and philanthropist.
There are prints and paintings for all price ranges. See all the works for sale at this virtual auction site.