Santa Monica College art professor Anne Marie Karlsen has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

Karlsen, a Westchester resident, will spend three weeks next year with 19 other fellowship recipients at the Virginia Center in Amherst, Virginia.

This is the second time Karlsen has been awarded a fellowship at the center.

She plans to work on a project that combines watercolor painting with digital images, based on photos she took during a recent trip to Norway.

Karlsen has been teaching at Santa Monica College since 1986 and has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.