The AAG is offering $10,000.00 in Visual Arts Scholarships
The annual statewide Arizona Artists Guild Scholarship competition began in 1993. Over the years, AAG has given over $80,000 art awards to Arizona’s fine art students. Each year, art students from Arizona’s universities and community colleges are eligible to apply for these generous awards. A new addition is the Guest Curator award. Shemer Art Center and the AAG are joining forces to offer students the opportunity to organize an art exhibition in Shemer’s five galleries.
Scholarship and Guest Curator Information
The specific awards and amounts are determined by a panel of AAG and Schemer Art Center representatives. Their decisions are based on quality of submissions and financial need. The award money winners receive is directly deposited into the student’s college bursar account. Amounts have varied from $2,000 - $1,000 - $500. In 2012, two winners received $2,000 each while two other winners received $1,000 each. Art Scholarship and Guest Curator winners will both receive award monies. In addition to the awards, AAG also offers all winners an honorary guild membership for one year. Members can enjoy the benefits of networking with over 350 artists, receiving information about upcoming exhibitions, workshops and opportunities and participating in numerous AAG activities.
Fill out the application found at the top of this page. Those interested in the Art Scholarship should fill out the sections labeled (SA), and those applying for the Guest Curator fill out sections labeled (GCA). Applicants may apply for both awards and receive monies from each. The two sections differ in the choice of artwork submitted. Art Scholarship applicants submit three jpegs of their current, original artwork on a CD. To help clarify the image, students may present one additional detail image per artwork, for up to six images total. The Guest Curator applicant chooses five jpeg images from the thirty sample works provided as “Examples for Curators” on the AAG website. The five images should be chosen with a specific vision in mind as a “curator” and submitted on a CD in a specific order to be viewed. Each section (SA and GCA) of the application has a Personal Statement and/or a Curator’s Statement that explains the rationale for the artwork creation and/or choice. Scholarship winners will exhibit their artwork at the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix for the month of April. The exhibition will be curated by the chosen guest curator of the prior award year
Characteristics of Winning Entries:
Mail completed application packet to:
AAG Scholarship / Guest Curator
c/o Gayla R. Bonnell
2360 E. Cheryl Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85028
All scholarship and guest curator awards and exhibitions are made possible by our generous donors, the Arizona Artist Guild and the Shemer Art Center.
Scholarship Chairs Tristyn Bustamante and
Gayla Bonnell announce the 2013 winners as follows:
Madison N Creech, $3000 Gerry Grout Award - Fibers
Kelly R O'Briant, $2450 Diane Maxey Award - Ceramics
Jenny M Day, $1550 Arizona Artists Guild Award - Painting
Ally K Glowacki , $1000 Ruth S. Magadini Award - Painting
Heather Couch, $1000 Erin O'Dell Award and $1000
Shemer Art Center Curator Award - Ceramics
News Release for the 2013 Scholarship Recipients
The Arizona Artists Guild is pleased to announce that it has awarded $10,000 in Visual Arts Scholarships for the 2013 year. Award recipients receive scholarship money deposited directly into the student’s college bursar account. In addition, they receive a one-year Arizona Artists Guild membership.
The Arizona Artists Guild Scholarship is an annual statewide competition that began in 1993. Over the last decade, the AAG has given over $90,000.00 to university enrolled fine art students in the State of Arizona. Full-time enrolled art students in any university or community college in Arizona are eligible to apply each year.
In addition, this year’s scholarship exhibition marks the inauguration of the new Guest Curator award! The Guest Curator Award provides one recipient with a fantastic opportunity to be the sole curator of the following year’s award exhibition. The winner for each year will also be given monetary support in the spring, following the award year, as part of the award and for their efforts. The first gust curator for this year’s exhibition was Tristyn Bustamante, a scholarship recipient from the 2012 award year. Bustamante curated the New Art in Arizona exhibition at the Shemer Art Center.
Scholarship Chairperson Kelsey Wiskirchen announces the 2012 winners as follows:
Tristyn Bustamante, Ceramics MFA Student at ASU, $2,000.00
Jacob Fischer, Drawing and Painting MFA Student at ASU, $2,000.00
Yoni Pozner, Digital Arts and Film Student, Pima Community College, $1,000.00
Sarah Rowland, Drawing and Painting MFA Student at ASU, $1,00.00
News Release for the 2012 Scholarship Recipients
Arizona Artists Guild Annual Scholarship The Arizona Artists Guild is pleased to announce that it has awarded $6,000 in Visual Arts Scholarships for 2012. The awarded students will be exhibiting their artwork at the Willo North Gallery in downtown Phoenix. The exhibit will be on display for the entire month of May and awards will be presented at the First Friday reception on May 4, 2012. Award recipients receive scholarship money deposited directly into the student’s college bursar account. In addition, they receive a one-ear Arizona Artists Guild membership, a non-profit organization founded in 1928. Winners will network with over 350 artists, receive information about upcoming exhibitions and workshops, and participate in Guild activities.
The Arizona Artists Guild Scholarship is an annual state-wide competition that was begun in 1993. Over the last decade, the AAG has given over $80,000.00 to university enrolled fine art students in the State of Arizona. Full-time enrolled art students in any university or community college in Arizona are eligible to apply each year.
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