High School Print and Drawing Competition
Since 1985 Oklahoma City’s Art Department has been sponsoring and presenting the High School Print & Drawing Competition. Every fall, students from high schools throughout Oklahoma submit work for exhibition in the Nona Jean Hulsey Art Gallery on the University campus. Over the years, the Competition has been expanded to include photographs and paintings in water-based media. Typically students from over 20 schools submit between 600 and 800 works of art for jurying. Of that number, between 75 and 150 are selected, by the Oklahoma City University faculty, for exhibition. There are 15 awards recognizing individual works of art, and depending on availability, the Art Department faculty may award scholarship vouchers to promising potential Oklahoma City University art students. Students interested in entering the High School Print & Drawing Competition should contact their art teachers or counselors. High school art teachers and counselors may get more information at (405) 208-5226. Special hours for the exhibition are M-F 8-4; Sun. 2-5
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Fall Portfolio Review
Oklahoma City University’s Art Department will host portfolio reviews during the Spring 2012 semester. The Art Department will then award scholarships to prospective students.
Portfolio reviews can be scheduled during the following times:
Friday, October 26, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 2, 9:30 until 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 4, 2:00 until 5:00 pm
Promising high school graduates, with demonstrated artistic ability, who intend to major in art at Oklahoma City University, are eligible for Art Department scholarships.
Applicants must provide the following for a portfolio assessment:
- A portfolio of original artwork with 7-15 examples (If the original work cannot be brought, 4” x 6” photographs, or digital images are acceptable.)
- A High School transcript with grade point average and SAT or ACT scores
- A short biography with name, age, address, home address, home phone, art activities, interests and career goals
- Two letters of recommendation from teachers, principals, counselors, or ministers
To schedule an interview, contact Carol Hanson at (405) 208-5226 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 or e-mail her firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Art Department is in the Norick Art Center on the Oklahoma City University campus. From I-35 (north or south): exit at 23rd St. and go west a little more than a mile. Turn right on McKinley, (which is three blocks past Classen Blvd.). Turn left on 27th St., go two blocks and turn in the parking lot on the left. The Norick Art Center is on the corner of NW 26th and Blackwelder. From I-44 (north or south): exit at 23rd St and go east to Pennsylvania Ave and turn left. Turn right on 27th St. and continue to Florida Ave.. Turn right, then left on 26th. Parking is available along 26th or in the adjacent lot.