Art Scholarship Alert
Artwork by Kaden Staley, 2017 Sara Jane Venable Scholarship Recipient

2018 Call for High School Portfolios is now closed.

Art Scholarship Alert (ASA) is a juried art exhibition and scholarship competition for 9th – 12th graders residing or attending school in Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Ionia, Shiawassee, Barry, Livingston, Calhoun and Jackson counties. This program gives recognition and financial assistance to outstanding art students, encourages artistic growth, and provides young artists an opportunity to participate in a professional gallery setting. For more than 30 years, Lansing Art Gallery has proudly hosted Art Scholarship Alert and awarded $109,000 to young artists to help further their creative endeavors.

ASA applicants submit an online digital portfolio of original works of art. A jury of art professionals determine acceptance and awards based on the quality, consistency, and depth of work in the portfolio. One portfolio at each grade level receives an ASA Portfolio Award and will have multiple works displayed. All other accepted portfolios will have one piece exhibited.

In addition to the ASA portfolio competition, students at the senior level may apply for the $1,000 Sara Jane Venable Scholarship (SJV), which is awarded to a student in his/her pursuit of higher education in the visual arts and used for tuition assistance.

2018 ASA Calendar
Exhibit Opens: April 3, 2018
ASA Reception and Awards Ceremony: April 13, 2018, 6 – 8 PM, Ceremony at 6:30 PM
Exhibit Closes: April 26, 2018
ASA Artwork Pick-up: April 27, 2018, 11 – 6 PM or April 28, 2018, 11 – 3 PM

Helpful Tips
How to Photograph Your Artwork
How to Measure and Cut a Mat

For more information, contact Education Director Michelle Carlson at 517-374-6400 x0 or