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

Art Scholarship Alert

High School Portfolio Competition

Exhibition sponsored in part by: Jack & Sue Davis, Sam and Judy Eyde, Janie Schneider & Dennis Fullbright, William & Zahrah Resh, and Mariel Foundation.

April 1-28, 2017
Reception & Awards Ceremony: April 21, 6 – 8 p.m.
View the 2017 Art Scholarship Alert Program & Exhibiting Students here
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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.

Our remarkable panel of 2017 jurors listed below will award scholarships and supply awards based on portfolio excellence. Of note: Miranda and Tatsuki are both previous exhibitors at Lansing Art Gallery, and Miranda is also a former ASA award winner!

*Miranda Krajniak, Executive Director of the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art
*Candace Keller, Ph.D., Professor of Art & History of Art at Michigan State University
*Tatsuki Hakoyama, Adjunct Professor at Kendall College of Art & Design

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.

2017 ASA Calendar

Exhibit Opens: April 1, 2017

ASA Reception and Awards Ceremony: April 21, 2017, 6 – 8 PM, Ceremony at 6:30 PM

Exhibit Closes: April 27, 2017

ASA Artwork Pick-up: April 28, 2017, 11 – 6 PM or April 29, 2017, 11 – 3 PM

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For more information, contact Education Coordinator Sydney Richards at 517-374-6400 x0 or