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Wilson Bickford Stay Creative and Keep Painting Charitable Trust

In memory of Wilson Bickford, his wife and daughter have created the “Wilson Bickford Stay Creative and Keep Painting Charitable Trust.” This will fund an annual scholarship of $500.00 to a high school or college student who has a passion for the arts, an individual artist looking to pursue a career in the arts, or a school in need of art supplies. See the application below to see if you qualify. Wilson was passionate about sharing his love of art with others. We want that passion to continue now through others in his memory. 

Students residing in St Lawrence, Lewis, Franklin, Oneida, Jefferson, Saratoga, Montgomery, or Schenectady counties are eligible. 

If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund by check, Checks should be payable to the
Wilson Bickford Stay Creative and Keep Painting Charitable Trust. 

Mail to: c/o Glenda Bickford, 3592 State Highway 58, Gouverneur, NY 13642

Donate Online with a Credit Card

Download an application

The following pieces are now for sale as a limited-edition print.

These are created from the original works of Wilson Bickford. The cost is $50 per print, with profits funding the Wilson Bickford Scholarship. Shipping cost = $6.00 is included and tax must be charged in NY. Each print will come as an 11x14 and will be unframed. Limited quantities.

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Sunray Lighthouse
Covered Bridge

Wilson Bickford (1959 - 2021) was an internationally known professional artist/instructor. He was a native of Northern New York where he shared his love of painting through teaching lessons for over 30 years. By 2011 Wilson launched his own signature line of oil painting products through Jerry’s Artarama. In 2012 he began filming his series “Painting with Wilson Bickford” with WPBS-TV. His episodes can also be found on Create – TV.  Stay tuned as season 8 will be coming out this year!

Wilson always said “Anyone can learn to Paint!” From the art that his students have produced over the years, we believe it too!  Whether you’ve painted one lesson with Wilson or twenty, you know what special person he was. From his relaxed teaching style, patience... and of course the jokes; he made painting fun and achievable to students with various experience levels.

We are continuing this website to honor Wilson and his legacy. His hard work will march on to the next generation of painters. Here on this website, you can watch video lessons, purchase downloadable painting packets, and other items. 

To purchase Wilson Bickford signature products please visit Jerry's Artarama.


To take a class with a Certified Wilson Bickford Trained Teacher near you, please check their schedules here on the WBTT page.


Thank you all for your support, please Stay Creative and Keep Painting!



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