ABOUT OUR SELECTION PROCESS The Scholarship Committee members represent 2D and 3D artists and expertise in most every medium. Given that, they all tap into their own fundamental inherent bank of knowledge as artists. As we all know, the most experienced artists and jurors can have a different opinion than you do about a particular work of art. So on the basis that all art is not created equal, we get to the nitty-gritty and focus on these five characteristics of art:
Beauty in Art
Skill and Technique
To sum it up, good art should appeal to you. It will be skillfully made, most likely by an artist who has created other works in a similar fashion. The best art has meaning beyond just an image; perhaps it will bring a tear to your eye, make you laugh, or remind you of something you’d almost forgotten. It also stands out in a crowd, and dares to be different. Most importantly, good art is understandable, although it may make you think in ways you never expected to!
All applicants must be attending a Michigan college or university in the fall.
All applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 25.
All college undergraduate & graduate students meeting the above criteria and are full-time residents of the State of Michigan are eligible to apply for the Norma Gray Scholarship.
Definition: Full-time resident is a person whose main home/primary residence is located in Michigan or Livingston County per the above criteria for the entire calendar year.