Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321


Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 

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Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography

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Art Student Resources > Scholarships and Award Opportunities 

Scholarships    

William Thomas Rowe Endowed Art Scholarship (early April)   

Sullivan Scholarship in Museum Studies (April)     

The William F. Everhart Memorial Scholarship Fund  
Established in 2007 by the Everhart family in memory of Bill who was an art major. Awarded to a student who will major in Studio Art and has financial need.   

Jonathan Ingersoll Endowed Scholarship Fund for Art Majors
Established by the art faculty in honor of this former professor, first director of the Boyden Gallery, and driving force behind establishing a permanent art collection at the College.  

Complete SMCM Scholarship Listing 

Annual Art and Art History Department Awards

Frank McCutcheon Memorial Award
A $400 award established in 1991 by Janet McCutcheon in memory of her husband, Frank (class of 1989). This award is given to a Junior or Senior who demonstrates artistic promise. No entry or application is required but the quality of artwork submitted to the annual student exhibition is considered. Winner is selected by the faculty of the Art and Art History Department and announced at the opening of the Annual Student Art Exhibition and recognized at the College's annual honors convocation.

Vasari Prize for Scholarly Accomplishment in  Art History
A book award named for Renaissance artist and writer Giorgio Vasari, often called “the first art historian” for his book The Lives of the Artists (1550), recognizes a junior or senior student for scholarly accomplishment in the study of art history as selected by the art history faculty. All art majors are eligible, no entry or application is required. The winner is announced at the opening of the Annual Student Art Exhibition and recognized at the College's annual honors convocation.

Outstanding Work in Art History or Art Theory
A $50 award granted to an outstanding essay in art history or art theory as selected by the art history faculty.  A call for entries occurs in March. The winner is announced at the opening of the Annual Student Art Exhibition. 

Senior Purchase Award
For an outstanding artwork by a Senior completing a St. Mary's Project in Studio Art as selected by the art and art history faculty. The award procures the art for the College’s art collection.This award will be announced at the conclusion of the SMP exhibitions.

Annual Awards in Conjunction with the Annual Student Art Exhibition

The St. Mary's College Annual Student Art Exhibition Awards for Outstanding Artworks
50$ awards granted to four outstanding works of art in any medium to a first-year, sophomore, junior, and senior student as selected by the exhibition’s guest juror. All artworks submitted to the Annual Student Art Exhibition in March are eligible. Awards are announced at the opening of the Annual Student Art Exhibition.

Patti Runco Arts Alliance Purchase Award
A 500$ award funded by the Arts Alliance in honor of former chair, Patti Runco (1988-1993), for the purchase of outstanding student artwork. Selected from all works in the Annual Student Art Exhibition by the guest juror, the winning artwork will become a part of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland art collection. All artworks submitted to the Annual Student Art Exhibition in March are eligible. The winner is announced at the opening of the Annual Student Art Exhibition and recognized at the College's annual honors convocation.

The Joseph Marion Gough, Jr. Excellence in Art Award
A $500 award presented annually by PNC Bank, Leonardtown branch in memory of the late president of the First National Bank of St. Mary’s (now PNC Bank), a community leader, art lover, and fervent supporter of students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.  Selected participants, invited by PNC representatives based on artworks exhibited in the SMCM Annual Student Art Exhibition, display their artwork over the summer months in the bank, and are eligible for the award. The award presentation takes place at the PNC Leonardtown branch in April.

 

Non-SMCM Grants, Awards, and Scholarships:

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
The objective of the Foundation is to promote, by its charitable activities, an appreciation of traditional expression in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking, by aiding worthy art students, artists or sculptors who need further training or other assistance during their formative years.
http://www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/main.html

Connor Meigs Art Award
The Connor Meigs Art Award is a merit award to help a young artist launch their career in art. It includes a month-long solo exhibit (with no commission charged on sales), professional mentoring, invitations, mailing, artist's reception, lodging, and a $1,000 honorarium. It is more than an art exhibit. The educational experience includes studio visits with working artists.
Each year new BFA graduates, who are residents of the United States, may apply by sending a resume, artist statement, art list and ten images on CD to:

Florence Mill Artloft
c/o Linda Meigs
5215 Jackson
Omaha NE 68106.

Application materials will not be returned.
Deadline is October 1. Recipient will exhibit their artwork during the following summer. More information here.


Application deadlines for two competitions in the visual arts sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters are nearing. We hope that you will encourage talented young and emerging artists from St. Mary’s to consider entering one or both of the competitions.

February 1st is the postmark deadline for the NSAL – DC’s Dorothy Nicholson Stabell Competition in Printmaking, which offers a regional first prize of $4,000, with the winner advancing to NSAL’s national career award competition in printmaking, which offers a first prize of $15,000 and a series of other financial awards. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 29 on May 18, 2013.  NSAL-DC will pay transportation, lodging, and fees for the regional first prize winner to attend the national NSAL printmaking award competition and master class in Pittsburgh, PA in May. For complete information, please visit http://www.nsalwashington.org/careerawards.htm. Applications are to be addressed to the regional competition chair, Stacey Wills, 7908 Burdette Road, Bethesda, MD 20817 (staceywills@comcast.net).

February 15th is the deadline for receipt of applications for the Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art. The application packages of winners of NSAL-DC’s regional Winston art competition will be advanced to the national NSAL Winston competition, which will offer a series of awards in art totaling $10,000. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 16 and 22. Funds are for private study, special training, or personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium and cannot be used for college tuition, housing, or travel. For complete information, visit http://www.scholarshipspotlight.com/scholarship/listings/Naomi-Winston-Scholarship-in-Art/-s-d-37317. Applications are to be addressed to the regional competition chair, Jacqueline Knepshield, 3711 Village Park Drive, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (Jackieknep@verizon.net).