CU plans art scholarship competition

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Grants will be awarded April 5.

Joan C. McKinney

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University is searching for talented high school seniors to compete for two art scholarships worth $6,000 each.

The university's annual art scholarship competition and workshop will be Saturday, April 5, beginning at 10 a.m. in Room 100 of the Art Building.

Performance grant scholarships will also be awarded to other students who might not be chosen for the competitive art scholarships.

Linda J. Cundiff, professor and chair of the department of art, said registration and submission of a portfolio will begin at 10 a.m. in the art building with a free workshop in ceramics at 10:30 a.m. in Gosser Fine Arts Center.

A brunch will be provided for students, teachers and parents at 11:30 a.m. in the Winters Dining Hall.

Interviews with students and examination of portfolios by art faculty are at 12:15 p.m.

The announcement of the winning competitive art scholarships and performance grant scholarships recipients will be at 2 p.m. in Room 100 of the art building.

A student interested in the scholarship competition or in the performance grants must present a portfolio of his or her finest work to the art faculty at 10 a.m., but those wanting to participate should contact Cundiff and send in an application before the event.

"This is an opportunity for talented high school seniors who will be first-time freshmen to compete for an art scholarship," Cundiff said.

"The winning students will receive $750 scholarship monies per semester for the duration of eight semesters while they attend Campbellsville University as an art major," she said.

The recipients must be art majors.

She said the competing students must have an academic standing equivalent to or higher than a 3.0 grade point average and maintain that average in college work at CU if chosen for these scholarships.

The recipients of the scholarships might also receive performance grant awards and other forms of financial aid.

Any attending student who meets above criteria might be considered for a Performance Grant Scholarship in art as well.

Each competing student, with his or her teacher's advice, is to select three to 15 of the "strongest and finest" examples of his/her artwork to take to the competition.

"The pieces selected should show ambition in idea, execution, style and technical skill," Cundiff said. "Of the pieces selected, the student may select options of what kinds of media to bring."

The three-dimensional work can consist of either sculpture, ceramics, fibers, weaving or mixed media; black and white pieces can include a variety of media including graphite, charcoal, chalk, scratch board, pen and ink, ink wash drawings, black and white media, or mixed media, and colored pieces including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, colored pencils, tempera, color prints, digital graphics or other colored media and color or black and white photography, which can be digital.

All work must be original and by the student. No pieces copied from another artist's work will be accepted and no work based upon pre-packaged kits and no photo mechanically reproduced prints will be accepted.

All two-dimensional work should be correctly matted, covered in acetate, shrink wrapped or framed.

For more information, contact Cundiff at (270) 789-5268 or ljcundiff@campbellsville.edu or Davie Reneau, associate professor of art, at dreneau@campbellsville.edu or (270) 789-5267.