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Annual Art Scholarship Competition for $12,000 is April 11

February 18, 2015
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University is
searching for talented high school seniors to compete for two art scholarships
worth a total of $6,000 each.

The university’s annual art scholarship competition and workshop
will be Saturday, April 11, beginning at 10 a.m. EST in room 100 of the Art
Building, 205A University Drive, Campbellsville, across from Gosser Fine Arts
Center, 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, on campus.

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 or parents
as guests of the university at 11:30 a.m. in the Winters Dining Hall at 411
N. Columbia Ave., Campbellsville.

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,” said Cundiff.

“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 (B average) and
maintain that average in college work at Campbellsville University if chosen
for these scholarships.

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

Any attending student who meets above criteria may 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-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,” she said.

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.

Cundiff said, “There should be a variety of themes and
subject matter to include figurative or portrait work, landscape, still life or
other ideas and themes.”

Cundiff said all work must be original and by the student.
She said 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.

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

University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more
than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees,
five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs.