Art Scholarship Alert
Artwork by Sophie Rutkowski, 2019 Sara Jane Venable Scholarship Recipient

Art Scholarship Alert

High School Portfolio Competition

2020 Submission Application opens January 1, 2020

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 $115,600 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.
2019 ASA Calendar Exhibit Opens: April 1, 2019
ASA Reception and Awards Ceremony: April 12, 2019, 6 – 8 PM, Ceremony at 6:30 PM
Exhibit Closes: April 25, 2019
ASA Artwork Pick-up: April 26, 2019, 11 – 6 PM or April 27, 2019, 11 – 3 PM

To see a list of the 2019 Art Scholarship Alert winners, click 2019 Art Scholarship Alert Winners.

Helpful Tips
How to Photograph Your Artwork
How to Measure and Cut a Mat
ASA selected art labels

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Exhibition sponsored in part by: Jack & Sue Davis, Sam and Judy Eyde, and Mariel Foundation.

2018 Art Scholarship Alert winners, click here
For more information, contact Education Director, Michelle Carlson at