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SCHOLARSHIP

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The Spokane Valley Arts Council created the SVAC Student Art Scholarship in 2015.  With the support of our patrons & Quarry Tile with the Lynn Baiter Memorial Scholarship, $14,000 has been awarded to area high school seniors in three years. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

 

QUALIFYING

1. To qualify, students must be a senior enrolled in high school or alternative high school within Inland Empire (Inland Empire is defined as a region of the Pacific Northwest centered on the Greater Spokane Area, which includes all of Eastern Washington and North Idaho).

2. Artwork can be anything within the visual arts. (Painting, sculpture, photography, etc.)

3. Digital submission of artwork must be made by deadline of September 13, 2019.

4. Upon notification, final selection of one art piece per student must be ready for display (signed, framed and ready to hang or display).

5. Next Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction is October 12, 2019.

6. SVAC reserves the right to reject any submittal which they deem offensive.

DETERMINING FINALISTS

1. There will be four $1,000 scholarships awarded by Spokane Valley Arts Council. The SVAC board shall determine which students shall receive the Spokane Valley Arts Council Student Art Scholarships.

2. Scholarship winners will be announced prior to the Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction. 

3. One of the four winners will also win The Lynn Baiter Memorial Scholarship of $1,000. The Lynn Baiter Scholarship shall be voted on by the attendees of the Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction using a blind box and tear off portion of their admission ticket. This is the same way voting is done for the Patron’s Award for the professional artists.

4. Winner of The Lynn Baiter Memorial Scholarship will be announced at the Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction.

AUCTION

1. All finalist candidates will receive a ribbon, and an Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction catalog.

2. The four scholarship finalists will be given a complimentary ticket to the auction.  Other student artists and their families may attend the auction, but must purchase full price tickets, which is the same as the professional artists whose work is included in the auction.

3. The four winning scholarship submissions will be included in the live auction of the Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction.  Sales will be split 50/50 between the artist and SVAC and subject to buyer’s premium, with the SVAC portion being designated to fund future scholarships.

4. At the discretion of SVAC, piece submissions that are not awarded the scholarship may be asked to participate in the silent auction.  Silent auction sales shall be split 50/50 between the artist and SVAC and subject to buyer’s premium.

SCHOLARSHIP DISBURSEMENT

1. Student must provide proof of high school graduation and proof of registration in ongoing educational classes to further art studies.

2. Registration criteria includes any four year university, community college, established art school, verifiable online school, or an established practicing individual for private instruction. (For example, Dean Davis holds private workshops for photography.)

3. Upon receipt of qualifying documents, the funds will be distributed at the direction of the student, payable directly to the school or to the student to be used at their discretion.

4. The scholarships shall be held by SVAC for a maximum of two years from date of auction (OCTOBER 12, 2019). Unclaimed funds will then be forfeited and returned to the scholarship fund to be re-awarded.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

 

QUALIFYING

1. This scholarship is open to qualifying college art students.

2. To qualify, students must be a declared art major attending a two- or four-year college within the Inland Empire (Inland Empire is defined as a region of the Pacific Northwest centered on the Greater Spokane Area, which includes all of Eastern Washington and North Idaho).

3. Artwork can be anything within the visual arts. (Painting, sculpture, photography, etc.)

4. Digital submission of artwork must be made by deadline of September 13, 2019.

5. Upon notification, final selection of one art piece per student must be ready for display (signed, framed and ready to hang or display).

6. Next Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction is October 12, 2019.

7. SVAC reserves the right to reject any submittal which they deem offensive.

DETERMINING FINALISTS

1. There will be four $1,000 scholarships awarded by Spokane Valley Arts Council. The SVAC board shall determine which students shall receive the Spokane Valley Arts Council Student Art Scholarships.

2. Scholarship winners will be announced prior to the Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction. 

3. One of the four winners will also win The Lynn Baiter Memorial Scholarship of $1,000. The Lynn Baiter Scholarship shall be voted on by the attendees of the Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction using a blind box and tear off portion of their admission ticket. This is the same way voting is done for the Patron’s Award for the professional artists.

4. Winner of The Lynn Baiter Memorial Scholarship will be announced at the Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction.

AUCTION

1. All finalist candidates will receive a ribbon, and an Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction catalog.

2. The four scholarship finalists will be given a complimentary ticket to the auction.  Other student artists and their families may attend the auction, but must purchase full price tickets, which is the same as the professional artists whose work is included in the auction.

3. The four winning scholarship submissions will be included in the live auction of the Annual Artist Showcase Art Auction.  Sales will be split 50/50 between the artist and SVAC and subject to buyer’s premium, with the SVAC portion being designated to fund future scholarships.

4. At the discretion of SVAC, piece submissions that are not awarded the scholarship may be asked to participate in the silent auction.  Silent auction sales shall be split 50/50 between the artist and SVAC and subject to buyer’s premium.

SCHOLARSHIP DISBURSEMENT

1. Student must provide proof of college enrollment.

2. Registration criteria includes any four year university, community college, established art school, verifiable online school, or an established practicing individual for private instruction. (For example, Dean Davis holds private workshops for photography.)

3. Upon receipt of qualifying documents, the funds will be distributed at the direction of the student, payable directly to the school or to the student to be used at their discretion.

4. The scholarships shall be held by SVAC for a maximum of two years from date of auction (OCTOBER 12, 2019). Unclaimed funds will then be forfeited and returned to the scholarship fund to be re-awarded.

Questions from past winners regarding compensation guidelines may contact the SVAC Treasurer, Liz McIntosh, at imlilmac@gmail.com.

All artwork must be matted with a 3" black border. 32"x40" black mat board can be obtained at your local art store. If the format of your art piece is larger than 32"x40", the digital submission still must include a 3" black border. If a piece is a triptych, such as the student example, each image must be separated by a 1" border.

For the highest level of quality, SVAC recommends either having the image scanned, and emailing the digital scan to SVAC, or taking a picture, and cropping the image in a photo editor so only the image and black border are included, and then email the image to SVAC. All submitted images must be sent with the scholarship form completely filled out.

 

All submissions are digital, and should be emailed to newsletterspokanevalleyarts@gmail.com with "Scholarship Application" Followed by your full name.

A month before the art auction, SVAC will send an email to an online gallery to all of the scholarship applicants, so applicants can see all of the other artwork submitted.

Student Example: Line, Value, and Color Study

Andrew Wyeth Reproduction

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