SCHOLARSHIP

2020 PSSA ART SCHOLARSHIP

PUGET SOUND SUMI ARTISTS (PSSA) is now accepting applications for the 2020 scholarship program from the Cloverpark school district, Lakewood, WA. 

We look forward to receiving your submission!

$500 award to the winner, $100 award to 1st and 2nd runners up 

Puget Sound Sumi Artists (PSSA) is a 34 year old, non-profit organization of artists primarily from the Puget Sound area, but with membership from both eastern and western Washington, now numbering more than 70.  Focused on Asian Sumi (black ink) Brush Painting and Calligraphy, PSSA’s mission is to “foster the appreciation of sumi and brush calligraphy art in the community through exhibitions, demonstrations and by teaching in schools and other venues.   

While the sponsors are focused on Asian art, the applicants should not be so limited as the theme is generic: “What’s on My Mind”.  The competition will be judged based on submitted artwork as well as an essay of no more than 500 words which explains the applicant’s creation process and why they like art.  Finalists will be asked to submit their work (ready to hang) October 30th, and the winner and runners up will be selected in November.

Complete Applications will be accepted from Cloverpark School District Classes of 2020 and 2021 from now, June 15, 2020, through October 16, 2020, as described in the Application following.

SUMMER RECESS IS A GREAT TIME TO PLAN AND EXECUTE YOUR ART WORK AND WRITE YOUR ESSAY!  PSSA IS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING AND HEARING FROM YOU!


Applicant requirements

  • Cloverpark, Classes of 2020 and 2021, Junior and Senior students
  • Submit one 2D artwork (any medium, dimensions within the range of 8″x11″ to 24″x36″), ready to hang with hanging wire on the back.  The subject of the artwork is “What’s On Your Mind?”
  • Submit an essay of no more than 500 words to discuss the art creation process and why you like art.

Application Process

  • Submit an image jpg file [no larger than 2 megabytes] of the artwork and a Word document of the essay by email to jamur4321@gmail.com by application deadline: Friday, October 16

Finalist requirements

  • 3 finalists chosen will need to submit the original artwork by Oct.30th.  The artwork/essay will be judged at a PSSA meeting on Nov. 3rd to decide the scholarship winner.   Awards will be made at Dec. 1st PSSA meeting.
  • 3 finalists’ will be invited to show their artwork and essays at a PSSA exhibition subsequently and the finalists will be invited to the Artists’ Reception for that event.
  • 3 finalists’ artwork/essays may be shown in Clover Park’s public space in 2021 and the awardees announced in their school’s assembly.

NOTE:  SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO Muriel Taylor at jamur4321@gmail.com