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PaintingArt & Art History Scholarships

Art Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a portfolio and an interview with each participant.

The portfolio should contain only two-dimensional work. Three-dimensional work and large work should be presented as photographs or on CD/DVD. The portfolio should be no larger than 30 inches on either side. Portfolios should be brought to the Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center on the day of the Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship competition.

The portfolio should include:

  • Perspective from life, not from a photograph
  • Still life drawing in line
  • Still life drawing in value
  • Still life in color
  • Portrait or Self-portrait in graphite from life, not from a photograph
  • Hand or foot from life, not from a photograph
  • Sketchbooks are encouraged
  • Short written artist statement

Art History Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a writing sample and an interview with each candidate. The writing sample should be a one- to two-page visual analysis of an artwork of the student's choosing, and should include a scanned or photocopied reproduction of the artwork analyzed. Writing samples should be brought to the Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center on the day of the competition.

Tours of the Azar Art Studios, Durbin Gallery, digital computer lab, and campus tours will be offered, as well as the opportunity to talk informally with current students, recent graduates, and parents of art students.

For more information, contact Ms. Judy E. Pandelis, Manager of the College Theatre Box Office/Academic Programs Secretary/Art & Art History, Music, and Theatre & Dance Departmentss at 205.226.4928 or toll free at 1.800.523.5793 extension. 4928. You may also eMail Ms. Pandelis at jpandeli@bsc.edu or any of the Art & Art History professors.

For information concerning admissions applications, please contact the Birmingham-Southern College Admissions Office at 205.226.4969 or toll free at 1.800.523.5793 extension 4969.

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