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Prizes & Opportunities

Studio art student
 

Awards

Students compete for the following prizes by submitting application materials. Prize winners are announced at the Ivy Day Awards Convocation in May. Submission deadlines for individual prizes are posted early in the spring semester.

The Megan Hart Jones Studio Art Prize was established in 1987 by family and friends in memory of Megan Hart Jones ‘88. The prize is awarded annually to one undergraduate for outstanding work in drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking or the graphic arts.

How to apply:

Each student may submit only one piece of artwork. Triptychs, diptychs and other multipart projects will not be accepted.

Students wishing to be considered for the prize must drop off their artwork in the Oresman Gallery on Friday, April 6th, 2018 by 4:30 PM.

Entries must be labeled on the back with the student’s name, class year, phone number and email and must be picked up on Friday, April 13th by 4:30 PM.

Normally announced on Ivy Day, winners of the Megan Hart Jones Studio Award receive a substantial cash prize.

2016–17 Recipient: Michaela Stamm '17

Megan Hart Jones Prize winner Michaela Stamm's artwork

Established in 1978 by friends and former students of Professor Lehmann, this prize is awarded annually to seniors majoring in the history of art to support educational travel opportunities. Preference is given to students interested in pursuing the study of art history, especially classical antiquity, at the graduate level. Classical studies majors and archaeology minors are also encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

To be considered for the prize, students must submit the following:

  • A written proposal describing their travel plans.
  • A copy of their transcript.
  • An itemized budget, including all the information requested in the application form.

To apply, click here.

Deadline for Applications: Monday, April 2nd, 2018

2016–17 Recipient: Saraphina Master '17

Established in 1990 by family and friends in memory of Elizabeth Killian Roberts ’45, this prize is awarded annually for the best drawing. Entries are judged by faculty in the Department of Art.

How to apply:

To be considered for the prize students should display their drawing on the boards in the second-floor hallway of Hillyer Hall by April 13th, 2018.

Limited to one entry per student.

The drawing must be labeled on the back with the student’s name, class year, phone number and email and must be picked up between April 20th and 23rd.

Normally announced on Ivy Day, winners of the Roberts award receive a substantial cash prize.

2016-17 Recipient: Sasha Kolomatsky '18

Elizabeth Killian Roberts Prize winner Sasha Kolomatsky's artwork

The Enid Silver Winslow ‘54 Prize in Art History is awarded annually for the best student paper completed for an art history course taught at Smith. Papers are judged anonymously by a committee of art history faculty.

How to apply:

Students may submit a paper written at any point during their studies.

To submit your paper, click here.

Deadline for Applications: Monday, April 2nd, 2018 Normally announced on Ivy Day, winners of the Winslow award receive a substantial cash prize.

2016-17 Recipient: Tessa Goldsher '17
"The History of Italian Eighteenth-Century Painted Souvenir Fans in Three Parts"
 

Internships

Smith student leading a class with young children in the Smith College Art Museum
 

The Toledo Museum of Art and Smith College offer a paid summer internship for two qualifying students interested in exploring a career in art museums. The recipients of the Alice Williams Carson '34 Endowed Internship work in the Collections area on the development of major curatorial projects.

Art History, Studio Art, and Museum Concentration students are all eligible, but coursework in art history is essential. Internships generally begin in mid-June and run for six weeks; the exact start and end dates may vary, depending on students' schedules and the needs of the museum.

To apply, click here.

Deadline for Applications: Monday, March 26th, 2018

2016-17 Recipients: Amanda Bolin '18 and Zoë Dong '18
 

The Elizabeth Schroeder Hoxie ‘60 Memorial Fund provides financial support for Department of Art majors and minors (current sophomores and juniors only) who undertake a summer internship of approximately 35 hours of work per week.

The Hoxie award cannot be combined with Praxis funding. Students are only eligible to receive one or the other.

How to apply:

To be considered for the prize, students must submit the following:

  • The names of two faculty members who can be contacted for references.
  • A letter of application describing arrangements they have made, or will make, to obtain an internship and what they propose to accomplish.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • A copy of their transcript.
  • An itemized budget, including all the information requested in the application form.

To apply, click here.

Deadline for Applications: Monday, April 2nd, 2018

2016-17 Recipient: Julia Sabbagh ’19

Student Opportunities

Students walking
 

Studio Assistantship/Work Study/Skill-Building Opportunities

Printmaking

Architecture Competitions

Artist Residencies