Student Scholarship Contest to be held this May

The Student Art Scholarship Contest and Expo, for middle and high school students, is one of our oldest programs, beginning the same year we were incorporated, in 1972. Unfortunately, COVID-19 put a pause on us hosting this annual event.

We are very excited to, once again, be able to offer this opportunity to reward and showcase local student artists and their work. Students in 7th – 12th grades may enter individual pieces of artwork, and students in 8th – 11th grades may enter a portfolio of several pieces to compete for monetary scholarships. Seniors enter individual pieces for Senior Recognition, and all winning students receive award ribbons.

“This show gives our students the opportunity to showcase all of their creativity and hard work from the year to a larger audience.” – Jill Kuebler, Grant High School Art Teacher and 29-year member of the A.R.T.S. Committee.

This year’s guest adjudicator is Cheryl Buckingham, from Howell, MI. She is a graduate of CMU who majored in art, with graduate art classes from the University of Michigan. She taught for 35 years at the middle and high school levels. Many of Cheryl’s students were winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards over the years, and she had several student portfolios chosen for the Lansing Art Gallery.

“This is a chance for artists to show off their hours of hard work.” – Sam, art student at Grant High School.

Amazing pieces of art will be on public display at the TrueNorth Service Center Sunday, May 1st from 2 – 4 pm, and Monday through Wednesday, May 2nd – 4th from 8:30 am – 8 pm. A public awards presentation will take place on Monday, May 2nd at 7 pm. Join us as we support our local student artists. Click here to see a short video showcasing some of the student artwork.