2024 Scholarship Winners

We are excited to announce this year’s winners of the Enza and Paola Quargnali Memorial Scholarship! JoRene Beyers – Poetry Workshop: Melissa Young and Emily Ransdell – The Art of Discovery Comments from the Committee: “[…] her love...

Support our Scholarships 2019

Support our Scholarships Those of you who have been to La Romita understand that the experience is much more than day-trips and delicious meals – it changes lives. Many of our scholarship winners have used the experience to make noteworthy contributions to La...

Giving Thanks to Delores Levin

Giving Thanks to Delores Levin Edmund Zimmerman first met Dee in person in 2003 at the San Rafael studio of artist Kay Russell at an open house for Kay’s upcoming La Romita workshop. Edmund recalls Dee as “flamboyant and enthusiastic”, and her first...

How to Support La Romita and our Community

How to Support La Romita and our Community Those of you who have been to La Romita understand just how the experience changes lives – how much more it is than just day trips and delicious meals. The Scholarships we provide are not just a way for someone to...
La Romita’s Scholarship Committee

La Romita’s Scholarship Committee

An Introduction to La Romita’s Scholarship Committee a letter from Joanna Quargnali-Linsley   I remember a gray winter day in Albuquerque, New Mexico sitting with Paola Quargnali. She was telling me about her beloved La Romita. She spoke of lush gardens,...

Elizabeth Agans: The Rhythm of Things

  The Rhythm of Things   The cypress trees in Italy are slow metronomes keeping time with the wind—reaching for the hand of a new lover, always retreating back to proper posture. Backward steps. Repeat.   Two weeks—travelers tattooed by different guns, with the...

Elizabeth Agans: New Perfume

  New Perfume   I can feel the pinch of the stiletto patent leather black shining, bouncing the light from streetlamps into shapes— each step melting. Sultry. Cigarette smoke sexy, nobody minds the plume. The tapping of heels on dark, squared sidewalks— Rome at...

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