$2,000 in Awards
Reception & Awards Ceremony, Sunday, April 28, 1-3pm
All students grades 9-12 in Shiawassee County, Chesaning and Ovid-Elsie are invited to participate in the Shiawassee Arts Center’s 47th Annual High School Art Scholarship Show & Competition April 24-28, 2019. $2,000 in scholarship awards, including the $500 Janis Kazen Award, two $100 Liz McEwan Awards and the $100 Bethany Lardie Award will be presented at the reception, Sunday, April 28, 1-3pm.
Applications may be found at www.shiawasseearts.org, at the Shiawassee Arts Center and may also be obtained from high school art instructors. Students do not need to be currently enrolled in an art class. Home school and private high school students are welcome.
Scholarship Chairperson and SAC Arts Education Director, Linda Ruehle (pictured with award sponsor Maureen Gilna and 2018 award recipient, Anna Szarcella) states, “Since the establishment of SAC in 1972, more than $80,000 in scholarships and awards have been granted to provide students with recognition and financial assistance in their artistic growth. Professional artists from out of the judge the work on originality, creativity, technical skill and presentation.” For more information or questions call (989)723-8354. Pictured are the 2018 scholarship award receipients on the Arts Center terrace.
The Shiawassee Arts Center, located next to Curwood Castle in Owosso, is open Monday – Friday noon-5pm, weekends noon-4pm. The Arts Center features the artwork of local and statewide artists in eight galleries including the Frieseke Gallery and a specialty Gift Shop. The public is welcome, there is no admission charge and the facility is handicap accessible. SAC, which is celebrating its 47th anniversary in 2019, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to offer quality arts and cultural activities that educate, entertain and enrich our community.