Student Exhibitions: Art Scholarship Alert & Ingham Student Art Exhibit

Art Scholarship Alert - Submission Deadline March 1, 2020

High School Portfolio Competition

2020 Submission Application opens January 1, 2020
Application Fee $5.00, Scholarships are available for students with financial need.  CLICK HERE

Art Scholarship Alert - APPLY HERE

Art Scholarship Alert 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.

Art Scholarship Alert 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 Art Scholarship Alert Portfolio Award and will have multiple works displayed. All other accepted portfolios will have one piece exhibited.

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

2020 ASA Calendar

January 1 - On-line Applications Opens:
- Apply for Art Scholarship Alert & Sara Jane Venable HERE
March 1 - Deadline to Apply
March 15 - Email notification of Art Scholarship Alert & Sara Jane Venable Scholarship jury results
March 27 - Accepted Artwork Drop-off to Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center,  11AM - 6PM
April 1 - 29 Exhibit Open at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center
April 17 - Reception and Awards Ceremony, 6 – 8 PM,
May 1 & 2 Artwork Pick-up at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center: May 1, 11 AM  – 6 PM or May 2, 11 – 3 PM 

This program is supported through sponsorships.  Please click here if you would like to donate to this program.

To see a list of past Art Scholarship Alert winners, click

2019 Art Scholarship Alert Exhibitors

2018 Art Scholarship Alert Winners

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

Click Here to Donate to Art Scholarship Alert

For more information, contact Education Director, Michelle Carlson at


Ingham Student Art Exhibition

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, Ingham Intermediate School District and the Michigan Education Leadership Group host this celebration of excellence in the visual arts.

The Ingham Student Art Exhibit is a competition open to all K-12 students within the Ingham Intermediate School District service area. Each participating school may submit up to 20 entries of student artwork created during the 2019-2020 school year. A qualified juror will select 50 works of art to be professionally framed and exhibited. The selected artwork will be displayed for one year in Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center Student Gallery; the lobbies of the Michigan Education Leadership Group (MASSP, MSBO, MASB, MASA) in Lansing and at the Ingham Intermediate School District in Mason.

The submission deadline for our 2020 Exhibition is Saturday, February 15.

CLICK HERE for Submission Guidelines and to download submission form.

NEW! Online submission form. Teachers submitting artwork may enter their students information in an online submission form found HERE.

Important Dates:

January 1 - Online submission open
February 13 - Student Artwork due to Ingham ISD
February 14 - Student Artwork due to Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center
February 17-21 - Jury process
February 28 - Jury Notification

Student receptions will be held at:

Ingham Intermediate School District
2630 W. Howell Road, Mason, MI 48854
May 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Michigan Educational Leadership Group
1001 Centennial Way, Suite 300, Lansing, MI 48917
May 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center
119 N Washington Sq., Lansing, MI 48933
May 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM

For more information, contact Education Director Michelle Carlson at