2023 Countywide High School Scholarship Show & Competition

51st Annual High School Scholarship Competition & Exhibition

For 50 years the Shiawassee Arts Council has offered scholarships to talented young art students. Since the establishment of SAC in 1972, over $87,000 in scholarships and awards have been granted to provide students in grades 9-12 with recognition and financial assistance in their artistic growth.

About the Competition and Show

April 24 – April 30, 2023

Reception & Awards Ceremony, Sunday, April 30, 1-3pm

All students grades 9-12 in Shiawassee County, Chesaning and Ovid-Elsie are invited to participate in the Shiawassee Arts Center’s 51th Annual High School Art Scholarship Show & Competition April 24 – April 30, 2023.  $2,000 in scholarship awards, including the $600 Janis Kazen Award  will be presented at the reception, Sunday, April 30, 1-3pm.

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 states, “Since the establishment of SAC in 1972, more than $87,000 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 county judge the work on originality, creativity, technical skill and presentation.” For more information or questions call (989)723-8354.

The Shiawassee Arts Center, located next to Curwood Castle in Owosso, is open Monday – Friday 10-5pm,  and weekends noon-3pm. 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 celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to offer quality arts and cultural activities that educate, entertain and enrich our community.

2022 Scholarship Awards

$600 Janis Kazen Senior Award

$300 Rosemary & Arlie Edwards Award 

$250 Hon. & Mrs. Clark Harder Award 

$100 Annie Tallman Memorial Scholarship Award

$100 Director’s Choice Award 

$100 Jerry Power Award

$100 Michael Kovich “Caught My Eye” Award 

$100 Shiawassee Artists’ Guild Award 

(2)$50 Bethany Lardie Awards 

(12)$25 Friend of the Arts Awards 

Scholarship Show Sponsored by Rathbun Public Relations

$600 Janis Kazen Senior Award – Sarah Wittum, Owosso Senior

Scholarship Show Judges TBA

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Owosso, MI 48867

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Sat & Sun | 12-3 pm

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Celebrating 51st Anniversary in 2023


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