Westmont Alumnus Recognized by Prestigious Smithsonian Award

The Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has recognized Westmont alumnus Joel Daniel Phillips (Class of ’11) for his submission to the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, the most prestigious portrait competition in the United States. …“When I first graduated from Westmont I quite honestly felt I had a lot of catching up to do. Most of my peers who went to art schools graduated with an applicable and polished set of technical skills — something that Westmont’s limited amount of art courses and heavy emphasis on general education courses didn’t seem to cater to,” Phillips said. more

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