Art Scholarship Alert

Art Scholarship Alert Reception and Awards Ceremony - Postponed 


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 $117,650 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.

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

ASA Artwork Labels
How to Photograph Your Artwork

How to Measure and Cut a Mat

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For more information, contact Education Director, Michelle Carlson at

Arabella B. - Blowing Smoke, Color Pencil, Collage