by Jill P
The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ is seeking entries for the annual High School Area Show opening March 25. Art must be hand-delivered between 9 am – 5 pm, March 9-11. More than $300,000 in scholarships will be awarded!
The show is open to 18 years or younger, in grades 9-12, from nine counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren. The juried exhibition will display up to 100 pieces of art in a variety of mediums, including glass, 2-D, 3-D, video, ceramics, metal, and jewelry. Find more information and entry forms at bit.ly/KIA_HSAS.
(Last year’s winner, “Henderson Castle”, by Grady Hively, won the 6th District Congressional Art Competition and now hangs in the Capitol).
Educator, artist, and curator Ginger Owen, Art Professor at Western Michigan University’s Gwen Frostic School of Art will select works to exhibit and special awards for artistic accomplishment.
The winners of cash awards and scholarships to be announced at the opening reception on April 24. The show will run through May 25.
Partnering with the KIA is the 6th District Congressional Office of Rep. Fred Upton. Artists whose work meets the requirements may choose to concurrently enter the Congressional Art Competition (CAC). The juror will select a work that will hang for one year in the U.S. Capitol, and the artist will receive airfare for two to Washington, D.C., and an invitation to the Artist Reception. Find further details about the CAC: bit.ly/2015CAC.
- March 9-11: hand delivered submissions, between 9 am – 5 pm
- March 24, 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Reception and awards ceremony
- March 25, 11 am: Exhibition opens
- Awards to be given on March 24
Prizes and Awards
- Five $100 cash awards
- Five KIA Kirk Newman Art School 2016 $100 summer term scholarships
- Up to three Cleveland Institute of Art Scholarships of up to $40,000 over the course of 4 years of undergraduate study to high school juniors
$500 Cleveland Institute of Art Summer Pre-college Program Scholarship may be awarded to a sophomore or junior
- Up to three Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University Scholarships of up to $12,000 each over the course of 4 years of undergraduate study
- Up to three Western Michigan University Gwen Frostic School of Art Scholarships of up to $12,000 each over the course of 4 years of undergraduate study
- 6th District Congressional Art Competition Winner One winning piece will be selected by the juror for inclusion in the national Congressional Art Competition at the U.S. Capitol. Some High School Area Show entries will not meet requirements for the 6th District Congressional Art Competition. Complete CAC information can be found at upton.house.gov