Opportunity for Students to Earn Talent-Based Scholarships
High school juniors, seniors and teachers are invited to participate in The University of Olivet seventh annual Regional High School Art Exhibition. Students will have the opportunity to earn renewable talent-based scholarships up to $2,000. The exhibition supports and celebrates area students’ and teachers’ creative work and promotes the arts in the greater UOlivet community.
High school juniors, seniors and teachers may enter 2D, 3D, ceramics and graphic design artwork. Up to four works may be submitted by a student, and up to five pieces can be submitted by a teacher.
Submissions will be accepted from Tuesday, Nov. 20 through Monday, Dec. 4 at the Office of Admission located in Dole Hall, The University of Olivet, 320 S. Main St., Olivet. There is no cost to enter. Artwork should be submitted with the students’ or teachers’ name, grade, high school, contact information and the medium used to create work.
Parents and teachers are also welcome to submit artwork on behalf of students.
Reception and Awards Ceremony
A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m., and the works will be on display Dec. 8-15. Both the exhibition display and the awards ceremony will be held in the Kresge Foundation Art Gallery inside of the Riethmiller Blackman Art Building at The University of Olivet and are free and open to the public.
“As an instructor at The University of Olivet, I am excited to facilitate this outreach into our region and to show the creativity of many students and teachers through their artwork,” said Don VanAuken, professor of art and visual arts talent program director. “We want to begin a dialogue with students, educators and parents on how the visual arts program at The University of Olivet can assist in the artistic and cultural vitality of our region and to show how the visual arts can be a viable career choice for students.”
Learn more about The University of Olivet by contacting the Office of Admission at 800-456-7189 or admissions@UOlivet.edu. For more information about The University of Olivet Regional High School Student Art Exhibition, contact Professor VanAuken at dvanauken@UOlivet.edu.