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Student Exhibitions

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.

2020 ASA Calendar

Exhibit Opens: April 1, 2020
ASA Reception and Awards Ceremony:
April 17, 2020, 6 – 8 PM,
Exhibit Closes: April 29, 2020
ASA Artwork Pick-up: May 1, 2020, 11 AM  – 6 PM or May 2, 2020, 11 – 3 PM 

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

2019 Art Scholarship Alert Exhibitors

2018 Art Scholarship Alert Winners

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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 60 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 February 15. Stay tuned for more information!

Student receptions will be held at:

Ingham Intermediate School District
2630 W. Howell Road, Mason, MI 48854
May 1, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Michigan Educational Leadership Group
1001 Centennial Way, Suite 300, Lansing, MI 48917
TBD, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center
119 N Washington Sq., Lansing, MI 48933
May 7, 2020 at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Education Director Michelle Carlson at