Promo by Ian Stirewalt
Attention A+D Students
Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize 2016 | Apply Now!
First Prize: $5,500
Second Prize: $4,000
Third Prize: $3,000
The Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize is the most important visual arts prize
awarded annually by Portland State University’s School of Art + Design. It is
meant to recognize excellence in visual art created by all students pursuing
undergraduate or graduate degrees from the School of A+D.
Students must be majoring in programs in the PSU School of Art + Design
and enrolled in halftime or greater status during Spring 2016 (prior winners
of this award are not eligible). Winners will be announced in June 2016 and
must be willing and able to display and help install their work at the exhibit
held in their honor during Fall term 2016. Please note that this applies to all
A+D students creating visual work, not just those pursuing an undergraduate
major or MFA in Art Practice.
A jury consisting of School of Art + Design faculty and professionals from the
visual arts community in the region will judge the submissions and identify
the winners. Three awards will be made, though the jury can, at its
discretion, decide to not make awards should they determine that none of
the entries merit the recognition.
Entries are due on or before Monday May 2, 2016
All submissions will be via pdx.slideroom.com; $10 fee to Slideroom
Slideroom submissions include electronic uploads of the following:
a) A 100 word artist statement
b) A brief (2 minutes maximum) video artist’s statement that discusses the
media and concept you are exploring. This could include process, purpose,
intention and your own academic and professional goals.
c) Upload up to 7 images. An “image” presents a single work. Up to one of
the 7 images can be video or audio clips of no more than 90 seconds. Each
clip must be a single work, or taken from a single work. Multiple works
presented within an image will cause that image to be disqualified.
Exceptions: if one of the presented works is a cohesive series, then one
installation image and one detail image is permitted. If one of the presented
works is a designed campaign or packaging series or design system, then an
image of no more than 4 pieces and one detail image may be used to
represent the system. In no cases will more than a total of 7 images, as
defined above, be considered by the jury. Failure to adhere to the
requirements listed above will cause the application to be dismissed.
d) By applying, applicants agree to participate in the award exhibition the
following fall, should they be awarded a prize.
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