FINE ARTS CREATIVITY

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Every year, public and private high schools in the Coachella Valley and College of the Desert are invited to submit artworks that address an exhibition theme.

Entries are juried by museum professionals, local artists and gallerists. Jurors consider the creative interpretation of the theme, technical ability, originality, and an imaginative communication of ideas and emotions when making their selections.

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The Fine Arts program provides the opportunity for young artists to participate in a juried exhibition and to have their artwork displayed in a professional manner in the museum’s galleries. Each year the variety of student artwork submitted and the statements they make are unique and thought-provoking.

Two artworks will receive the Fine Arts Creativity Purchase Award and be accessioned into the permanent Education Department Collection at the museum. In addition, several other generous monetary awards are presented. Each exhibiting student will receive a certificate of merit and a one-year family membership to the museum.

PAST WINNERS

2019 FINE ARTS CREATIVITY

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

2019 Theme : FINDING COMMON GROUND

Approximately 45 works will be selected by a panel of judges comprised of museum professionals and practicing artists.

Criteria for judging are:

  • Significant and thoughtful investigation of the theme/concept
  • Meaningful use of materials
  • Exploration of contemporary art practices including, but not limited to, new media, techniques and concepts
  • Imaginative communication of ideas and/or emotions
  • Quality craftsmanship

Selections will be announced to instructors on Friday, March 8, 2019. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE!


2019 RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

All exhibiting students, as well as their families, instructors and principals, will be invited to the Fine Arts Creativity Awards reception and ceremony at the art museum on Friday, April 12, 2019.
The works will be exhibited in the Marks Gallery and Jorgensen Gallery at the museum from Friday, April 12 through Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
One high school student and one COD student will each receive a purchase award of $1,000 and the work will enter the museum’s Education Department Collection.
Several other generous monetary awards will be given. Monetary awards for collaborative works will be divided equally between collaborators.
All exhibiting students will receive a one-year membership to the museum and a certificate of merit. Additionally, selected students’ art instructors will also receive a one-year membership.

 

2019 DATES TO REMEMBER

Final day for schools to submit artwork digitally

5:00 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Announcement of selected artists

Drop-offs for selected artwork

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Loading Dock

Thu, March 14 & Fri, March 15, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Reception

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Theater, Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Gallery

Exhibition closes

5:00 p.m.
Where: Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Gallery

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Thursday, May 16 & Friday, May 17, 2019

Artwork Pickup

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Loading Dock

If you have any questions or concerns about the Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarships, please contact Zach Fleming at 760-322-4852 or zfleming@psmuseum.org

 

Credits:

GEORGIA FOGELSON COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Georgia Fogelson has been on the Board of Trustees and a docent at the museum as well as a generous supporter of many educational programs. Georgia has been funding the college scholarship program for the past eleven years and is deeply dedicated to helping graduating seniors as they pursue an education in the Visual Arts.

MUSEUM ASSOCIATES COUNCIL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Museum Associates Council (MAC) College Scholarship program offers scholarships to any senior in good standing in any public or private high school in the Coachella Valley who will be majoring in the visual or performing arts or arts education. We partner with the OneFuture Coachella Valley to provide matching funds to qualified students. One-year and two-year scholarships are available.