Graduating Hilton Head High senior Katharine Crosby is this year’s recipient of Art League of Hilton Head’s $3,000 art scholarship. The decision was based on her outstanding art portfolio, impressive GPA and glowing teacher recommendations. Katharine plans to study fine arts this fall at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, with a concentration in photography.

Katharine began exploring photography at age 12, and has since created a comprehensive portfolio with a special emphasis on portrait photography. “I love how the slightest change in position, facial expression, camera angle, focus, or lighting can change the whole meaning of the photo. I love for all my pieces to have deeper meanings.” Her most recent series explores the seven deadly sins and the seven holy virtues.

Katharine is active in the Seahawk Stage Company at Hilton Head High as an actor,

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lighting designer, and photographer in residence, executing head shots and publicity photos. “Her award-winning photography is the kind of work that can inspire and challenge the status quo, and I honestly cannot wait to see what she will achieve in the future,” writes director Kimberly Guinn.

Katharine has been featured in both local and regional photography exhibitions and competitions. She won first place in the 2021 SC State Fair and had her work featured at the 2021 annual Photographic Society of America conference.

The scholarship program encourages students to develop their artistic skills and pursue a career in the visual arts. The funding of this scholarship is made possible through charitable donations made to Art League of Hilton Head. If you would like to contribute to Art League’s scholarship fund, please email admin@artleaguehhi.org or call (843)681-5060 for more information.