The Woodlands Arts Council invites graduating high school seniors to apply to win a Student Art Scholarship to continue their education at an accredited college, university or similar institution (such as a school of art or design).Applicants will be evaluated in either 2-D or 3-D with an emphasis on genre!
Genre noun, plural gen·res [zhahn-ruhz; French zhahn-ruh]. A class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like: the genre of epic poetry; the genre of symphonic music.
The scholarship Committee of The Woodlands Arts Council has developed a competition that will make it easier to compare “Apples to Apples.” By looking at art by genre, instead of media categories, realistic pieces will be judged together, abstraction will be another category and designed graphics will be the third in the 2-D category. Similarly, all work in the 3-D category will be viewed as either functional or non-functional. Because genre lines have become blurred in recent years, many pieces are on the border between genres and could easily fit in more than one. We are leaving it up to the students’ discretion to decide in which category their art would be best represented. (A realistic painting with five realistic hands
covering the face could be placed in realism or abstraction.)
Eligible Schools – Students residing in the attendance zones for the following public high schools may apply whether they attend the public schools, an accredited private school in the same area or are home schooled in an accredited program:The Woodlands, The Woodlands College Park, Oak Ridge, Grand Oaks, Conroe, Caney Creek, Hauke, Tomball, Magnolia High School. Applicants who attend accredited online schools operated by school districts not listed are eligible only if they reside within the above school district boundaries.
Categories - All art will be entered in either the 2-D category or 3-D category and then subdivided by genre. Submitted work can include but is not limited to the following media: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ink, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital Art, Ceramics, Wood, Metal, Glass, Fibers, Plaster, and Animation, and judged on artistic merit as well as their potential to add to the cultural voice of our community. All work must be an original work created solely by the applicant. Submitted works must be appropriate for family audiences at the Festival.