Scholarship Announcement: Arts Club of Washington, DC

December 18, 2017

The Arts Club of Washington—the oldest nonprofit arts organization in Washington, DC-- sponsors an annual scholarship to recognize promising students specializing in a specific art form or medium.  In 2018, scholarships will be awarded to students who create an outstanding WORK ON PAPER—including such forms as printmaking, lithographs, etchings, drawings, watercolors, collages, calligraphy, paper making, and book arts.   (Photography is not included.)

The Awards

  • Winner: $2,000
  • 1st runner-up: $1,000
  • Honorable mention: $750

Eligibility

The competition is open to college students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia who are at least 18 years of age and who have not reached their 27th birthday by January 1, 2018.  There is no entry fee.

The Competition

Scholarships will be awarded to students submitting an original work on paper demonstrating the artistic potential of the art form.

Judges not affiliated with the Arts Club will evaluate entries on originality of artistic form, knowledge and technical mastery of materials, and lucid expression of creative thinking in the artist’s statement.  The judges may consider such questions as—

Does the work display creativity and originality?  Does the artist demonstrate a true understanding of the chosen medium?

Students will submit a CD or a USB flash drive containing single or multiple images of one work.  They also will complete an entry form and provide an artist’s statement of up to 250 words, a faculty recommendation, and a photocopy of the student ID.

Scholarship winners will be recognized and their art displayed at a special event at the Arts Club of Washington on Friday,    April 27.  Winning pieces are mailed or delivered to the Arts Club by the artists.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, March 19, 2018

Entry forms and full details are available at www.artsclubofwashington.org.

For information contact Bill Turner, Scholarship Committee Chair, at 571-266-2147 or dc_billturner@yahoo.com.