[Art-instructors] FW: Student Awards

James Patterson kpatterson2 at fsu.edu
Mon Dec 10 09:58:13 EST 2018

Hi all, please see the message below, concerning the Spring 2019 Art Student Awards.

Keith Patterson

Academic Program Specialist
Department of Art
Florida State University

From: June Dollar <jdollar at fsu.edu>
Date: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 9:42 AM
To: James Patterson <kpatterson2 at fsu.edu>
Subject: FW: Awards correction

Call for Submissions: Spring 2019 Art Student Awards

Dear Students,
The FSU Department of Art announces the 2019 Art Student Awards. These awards recognize the strength of our students and that means YOU!

The online application is available now.  Please read the following information carefully:

Applications are due by February 1, 2019 BEFORE 11:59 pm.
Apply here: http://art.fsu.edu/programs-2/department-of-art-student-awards/

What is it: Each spring term, the Department of Art presents a number of monetary awards to students on a competitive basis, ranging from $250 to $1000. Students must be currently enrolled Studio Art students in good academic standing. A complete list of awards can be found on the webpage above.

Selection Process: You will submit one well-designed application in one of the following categories: BA, BFA, MFA. The Award Selection Committee (comprised of Art Department faculty members) will then consider you for all of the awards for which you are eligible.

Due Dates: The Award Submission Portal is open now.  The file size for each application can be pretty large. So, please try to submit early. BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2019.
(If fifty people try to submit at 11:45, the system may crash!)

Application Strategy: Put all of your effort into making your single application clear, compelling, and informative. Here’s how:
•    Develop a concise yet compelling artist’s statement between 150 and 350 words in length. Start with a brief biographical statement, followed by a description of the ideas that drive your work. End with a brief description of your primary medium (such as Printmaking, Painting, Digital Media, etc.) and how you use that medium to express your ideas. If you work equally in two focus areas, describe each of them briefly.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you are applying for an Ann Kirn Scholarship (a $1000 award), you must include a thoughtful description of the role that design plays in your studio practice.

Select the five to eight images that best represent your studio practice. Be sure that your images are photographed well and cropped as needed. File sizes should be less than 2MB. A video will be considered as one image. Submit your video to Vimeo or YouTube and provide a link within your application. A balance between breadth and depth is ideal. If no two images are related in any way, your submission can appear unfocused. If all of the images are extremely similar, you can come across as short on imagination.
Media Awards: All students have the option to select 1-2 media awards in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Digital Media, Printmaking, Ceramics, Photography, and Sculpture. If you wish to be considered for one or two of these areas, you must submit images in those media areas. For example, if you wish to considered for sculpture, you must submit examples of your sculptures!
NOTE: Most importantly, be sure ALL of the images presented are your very best. It is better to submit six great images than to submit five great ones and three weak ones.
•    Write a brief description of each image and provide the title, size, medium, and date completed. This is a great opportunity to build on the general comments from your Artist’s Statement through specific information about each image.
•    Please avoid grammatical glitches in your application. They undermine your credibility.
SPECIAL NOTE: The application as a whole may evolve over several days and is likely to take many hours to complete. Putting the necessary time and thought into it will greatly improve your chances of success. Furthermore, once you have laid the groundwork with this application, you will be better prepared for future applications for awards on or off campus. A sample application will also be posted at the webpage noted above.

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