36TH Annual Art Scholarship Alert

2021 Art Scholarship Alert Online Application Will be available December 1, 2020

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 $117,700 to young artists to help further their creative endeavors; over 29,475 portfolios submitted, and 4,109 student art works exhibited in the professional setting of Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center. 

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. Scholarships and awards must be used to further the students’ involvement in the visual arts.

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 their pursuit of higher education in the visual arts and used for tuition assistance.

This program is supported through sponsorships

Past Art Scholarship Alert Exhibitors



Helpful Tips

How to Prepare Your Work For Exhibition
ASA Artwork Labels
How to Photograph Your Artwork

How to Measure and Cut a Mat

For more information, contact Education Director, Michelle Carlson at michelle@lansingartgallery.org.

In 2020, we were not able to physically exhibit juried artwork due to the on going pandemic. Instead, we created a virtual exhibition.  Enjoy!