ENTRY GUIDELINES:
An entry form and a portfolio of two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artwork are to be submitted below. Sophomores are to submit four (4) finished pieces.
All original artwork including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints, photography, digital/computer based works, jewelry, and textiles are accepted. Collaborative work is not accepted. No work may be copied from published photographs or other artwork. Entries must not exceed 6 feet in any direction. 

 *Images should be in JPEG format. Each image file size should not exceed 1MB. Images should be in color.

Entries must be received by midnight on March 1, 2020.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:
An entry form and a portfolio of two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artwork are to be submitted below. Juniors are to submit four (4) finished pieces. 

All original artwork including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints, photography, digital/computer based works, jewelry, and textiles are accepted. Collaborative work is not accepted. No work may be copied from published photographs or other artwork. Entries must not exceed 6 feet in any direction.

*Images should be in JPEG format. Each image file size should not exceed 1MB. Images should be in color.

Entries must be received by midnight on March 1, 2020.

ENTRY GUIDELINES: An entry form and a portfolio of two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artwork are to be submitted below. 

Seniors are to submit five (5) finished pieces.
All original artwork including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints, photography, digital/computer based works, jewelry, and textiles are accepted. Collaborative work is not accepted. No work may be copied from published photographs or other artwork. Entries must not exceed 6 feet in any direction.

*Images should be in JPEG format. Each image file size should not exceed 1MB. Images should be in color. 

Entries must be received by midnight on March 1, 2020.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

An entry form and a portfolio of two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artwork are to be submitted below. Freshmen are to submit three (3) finished pieces. 

All original artwork including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints, photography, digital/computer based works, jewelry, and textiles are accepted. Collaborative work is not accepted. No work may be copied from published photographs or other artwork. Entries must not exceed 6 feet in any direction.

*Images should be in JPEG format. Each image file size should not exceed 1MB. Images should be in color. 

Entries must be received by midnight on March 1, 2020.

Eligibility

• Artists must be living in Michigan.

• Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

• All artwork must be original art of the artist’s own creation.

• All accepted artwork must be finished and ready for display.

• Gallery personnel will display artwork.

• Artwork must have been completed within the past 3 years.


Utilizing guidelines approved by our Board of Directors, art specialists will adjudicate your artwork. These professionals adjudicate on a rotating basis, ensuring the gallery represents a variety of tastes and styles. Lansing Art Gallery & Eduction Center makes every effort to contact artists within one month of submission receipt.


You may upload a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 images of artwork per submission. Please fill in the blanks for each image appropriately, including title, media, price, and size. 

Image names must match either the title of each piece of artwork, or the image number. (ex: titleofimage.jpg, image1.jpg) Each entry must include an artist statement. You may upload this statement, or type it in the appropriate text field. 


Commission

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center retains a commission (45% for members and 50% for non-members) of all sales. Artists are not required to be members of the Gallery.


Declined Artwork

If work is declined, artists may submit artwork again in six months for reconsideration. Juror comments are available upon request.


If you have any questions regarding this application or the jury process, please contact Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director, Katrina M. Daniels at katrina@lansingartgallery.org or 517-374-6400 ext. 3. 


In addition to the ASA portfolio competition, students at the SENIOR level may apply for the Sara Jane Venable Scholarship. 

Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center, through its Art Scholarship Alert Program, has created this scholarship in recognition of Sara Jane Venable's tremendous contribution to art education in the Greater Lansing Area and to her leadership in statewide art organizations. The purpose of this scholarship is to support a deserving student artist in their pursuit of higher education in the visual arts. A stipend of $1,000 will be given to an accredited institution of the recipient's choice for tuition assistance.

Seniors may apply to both Art Scholarship Alert and to the Sara Jane Venable Scholarship. You must complete both applications, separately.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

To be eligible for the Sara Jane Venable Scholarship the student must:

  • Be a high school      SENIOR living or attending school in the mid-Michigan counties of Ingham,      Clinton, Eaton, Ionia, Shiawassee, Barry, Livingston, Calhoun, and      Jackson. 
  • Be going on to      higher education in the visual arts field at an accredited school within      one year of high school graduation. 

ARTWORK GUIDELINES: 

All original artwork including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, prints, photography, digital/computer-based works, jewelry, and textiles are accepted. Collaborative work is not accepted. No work may be copied from published photographs or other artwork. Entries must not exceed 6 feet in any direction. 

PORTFOLIO: Your portfolio must include a total of ten (10) works of art including: 

  • five (5) works created in the last two years that have NOT been previously      exhibited in Art Scholarship Alert. 
  • five (5) works created in the last four years. These images can include artwork that HAS been previously exhibited in ASA. 
  • Portfolio images should be in JPEG format. Each image file size should not exceed 1MB.  Images should be in color. 

ESSAY: Please upload a one-page typed essay, titled "What the Arts Mean to Me", that will assist the panel of jurors in their selection process. The emphasis of the essay should be on your involvement in the arts and what it means to you. This essay should also include your educational and career interests as well as insight about your ideas and execution of your artwork. 

LIST OF RELATED ART ACTIVITIES: Please list all art classes and related art activities in which you have participated during your school career, which colleges and universities you have applied to, which you have been accepted to, which school you plan to attend, and when you will begin your major. 

Entries must be submitted below by midnight on March 1, 2020. 

JURY PROCESS: The panel of jurors will review the portfolio, essay, and related art activities. However, the majority of weight will be given to the quality, consistency, and depth of the five works created in the past two years. The Sara Jane Venable award winner will be notified by phone on March 15, 2020

ACCEPTED ARTWORK: The Sara Jane Venable recipient will have 5 works on display in the Art Scholarship Exhibit. These works must be delivered to the Gallery on March 27 (11AM – 6PM) and may not be withdrawn before the close of the exhibit on April 29.

Accepted two-dimensional work must be either matted with a WHITE or BLACK professional quality mat board (with a full-size foam core, mat board, or cardboard backing) OR dry mounted. Do not attach wires or any other framing hardware to unframed artwork. Framing is optional. Stretched canvases should have neat, secure edges and must have an attached wire for hanging. Pastels or charcoals must be sprayed and/or covered with plastic or acetate. Do not laminate. Each work must have a title card attached to the back. 

ART SCHOLARSHIP ALERT EXHIBIT: April 1-29, 2020 at Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center. 

RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY: April 17, 2020, 6PM. The Sara Jane Venable recipient will receive special recognition at the awards ceremony.

ARTWORK PICK UP: Artwork must be picked up on either May 1, 11AM – 6PM or May 2, 11AM – 3 PM. Any work not picked up by May 5, 2020 will become the property of Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center. 

CONDITIONS: Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center takes the utmost care while handling and storing artwork, but cannot be responsible for loss or damage from any cause, whatsoever. Permission to photograph accepted artwork and/or the students with his/her artwork and to use student’s full name for publicity and fund-raising purposes shall be understood to be granted unless specifically denied in writing. Applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian’s consent to apply for Sara Jane Venable Scholarship.

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