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Department of Art and Art History

Listed below are the awards, scholarships, fellowships, and internships that the Art Department offers on a yearly basis and the criteria for selection for each. Awards are granted at the discretion of the Art Department on the basis of the quality of the work. The Art Department encourages art majors and potential art majors apply for theses awards. Please check the listings below to see which awards require submission. The portfolio can be in original form or a CD of images (jpg) Please mark your portfolio clearly with your name and the award for which you are applying.

A. Reid Winsey Memorial Art Scholarship

A committee of art faculty awards the A. Reid Winsey Memorial Art Scholarship annually, to an outstanding first-year art student.  This scholarship is given in honor of A. Reid Winsey, the former head of the Art Department who was devoted to the education of young people in the visual arts.  Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should submit a portfolio of 15 to 20 pieces of work.  This should not include any work done while in high school
First-Year Students Only, submission required 
Portfolios are due on Friday, March 3, 2017

Past Award Recipients

Art Department Scholarship

For the student(s) selected by the Department of Art and Art History to receive funds for materials, books or studio fees at the student’s discretion for furthering art studies while at DePauw.  
Underclassmen Art History Majors only, no submission required. 
 

 

Fritz Smith Memorial Art Award

The Fritz Smith Memorial Art Award is given in memory of Fritz Smith, a DePauw art student who died in an auto accident in 1959.  This award is given annually, at the discretion of the committee, to a student of DePauw University for the purchase of an outstanding painting or drawing.   The award-winning painting or drawing will become the property of DePauw University and will be assigned to the Fritz Smith Memorial Art Award Collection.Students are asked a portfolio of works they would like considered to be purchased.
This competition is NOT limited to art majors, submission required.
Portfolios are due on Friday, March 3, 2017

Past Award Recipients

 

Indiana Artist-Craftsmen/Talbot Street Art Fair Prize

This award is given by the Department to a deserving underclassman toward the purchase of art supplies.  This award was given to the Art Department in 1987 in honor of Richard & Marj Peeler.  Richard taught Ceramics for the DePauw Art Department during the 1950’s and 60’s.  This award will be given for a body of work in 3-D.  Students wishing to apply for this scholarship should submit a portfolio with the works they would like to have considered.  
This competition is NOT limited to Art Majors, submission required.
Portfolios are due on Friday, March 3, 2017

Senior Art History Prize

 

Awarded to a senior art history major for sustained academic excellence over the course of their major, for contributions to the art history program, and for active involvement in the life of the department.
Senior Art History Majors Only, no submission required. 

Vera May Knauer Farber Award

 

For a sophomore or junior (rising junior or senior) studio art major, with preference given to one who uses direct observation as a source for imagery.
Studio Art Majors Only, no submission required. 

Willian Meehan Prize in Art

For a graduating senior art student who works in non-traditional mediums (performance, electronic media, collage, etc.) or who treats traditional mediums in non-traditional ways.   Additionally, the student’s use of humor in his or her imagery may be considered.
Senior Studio Art Majors Only, no submission required

 

Efroymson Summer Research Award

 

Open to studio art and art history students who are sophomores or juniors. This fellowship is intended to allow and encourage studio art and art history students to take advantage of off-campus opportunities that will have a transformative impact, not only on the rest of the student’s undergraduate career but also on his or her professional or academic career after graduation from DePauw.  Application Information

Past Award Recipients

 The Catherine E. Fruhan Art History Student Prize

 

Catherine Fruhan came to the University in 1984 and for 31 years she was a teacher, mentor, and friend to students, faculty, staff and alumni. Professor Fruhan was truly beloved, and she was respected for her dedication to the best principles of a liberal arts education

This is an annual award for outstanding art history majors to travel, conduct research, attend conferences, or purchase books or other materials.  Applicant Information