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Prizes, Internships & Opportunities

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Prizes Awarded by the Department of Art

Students may compete for four prizes awarded annually by the Department of Art. Detailed application information and submission deadlines for each of the individual prizes are posted below early in the spring semester.

In addition to the four prizes awarded by the Department of Art, the Smith College Musuem of Art also offers the Tryon Prizes for Writing and Art.

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

How To Apply

Each student may submit only one piece of artwork. Triptychs, diptychs and other multipart projects will not be accepted. Installation and time-based work (e.g., performance, video, audio, internet, interactive) will not be accepted but may be submitted to the Tryon Prize. Please note that the same work cannot be submitted for both the Megan Hart Jones Studio Art Prize and the Elizabeth Killian Roberts Prize for Drawing.

Submit your application for the Megan Hart Hones Studio Art Prize through this online submission form. In the form, you will be asked to provide:

  1. Artist Name
  2. Artwork Title
  3. Artwork Medium
  4. Dimensions of the physical piece
  5. 2-3 sentence caption or description explaining the work (optional)
  6. Artwork image (as a JPG file, 1-3 MB)

For technical questions, or advice on photographing your work, please contact Priya Green, Imaging Center (pngreen@smith.edu).

Deadline for Submissions

Applications are not currently being accepted. Please check back here in early 2022.

2019–20 Recipients

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Clare Altman ’201


Simone Buschbeck-Fraser ’222


Julia Fischer ’203


Arianna Gutierrez ’204

Clare Altman ’20, Uncover/Recover; Hand-cut paper and copper wire, 48 x 48 inches
2 Simone Buschbeck-Fraser ’22, Popeyes; Oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches
3 Julia Fischer ’20, Pete’s Childhood Home, October 2019; Digital photograph, 6 x 9 inches
4 Arianna Gutierrez ’20, Who Shall I Be Today; Fabric, embroidery thread, wigs and clothing rack, 37 x 18.875 x 60.875 inches

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.

Submit your application for the Phyllis Lehmann Travel Award through this online submission form.

Deadline for Applications:

Applications are not currently being accepted.  Please check back here in early 2022.

2019–20 Recipient

Xiaofei (Sophie) Lei ’20

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

How To Apply

Each student may submit only one entry. Please note that the same work cannot be submitted for both the Elizabeth Killian Roberts Prize for Drawing and the Megan Hart Jones Studio Art Prize.

Submit your application for the Elizabeth Killian Roberts Art Prize for Drawing through this online submission form.In the form, you will be asked to provide:

  1. Artist Name
  2. Artwork Title
  3. Artwork Medium
  4. Dimensions of the physical piece
  5. 2-3 sentence caption or description explaining the work (optional)
  6. Artwork image (as a JPG file, 1-3 MB)

For technical questions, or advice on photographing your work, please contact Priya Green, Imaging Center (pngreen@smith.edu). 

Deadline for Submissions

Applications are not currently being accepted. Please check back here in early 2022.

2019-20 Recipient

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Yingke (Betty) Wang ’231

1 Yingke (Betty) Wang ’23Iris; Legion stonehenge warm white paper and vine charcoal, 30 x 44 inches

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. Traditionally announced on Ivy Day, winners of the Winslow award receive a substantial cash prize.

How To Apply

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

Submit your paper through this online submission form.

Deadline for Applications:

Applications are not currently being accepted.  Please check back here in early 2022.

2019–20 Recipient

Luyao (Chloe) Hou ’20
Mapping the Space of Power in Early Han China: Mawangdui Maps as the Disclosure of Territorial Construction

2019-20 Honorable Mention

Morgan Kaenzig de Denus ’20
The Divisions of Space Seen Through the Mingqi Miniature Buildings of the Han Dynasty

Libby Keller ’20
To the Power of Two: Visualizing Duality through Han Dynasty Funerary Pictorial Art

Sandra Pomeleo-Fowler ’20
The ‘Kota’ Reliquary Figure: The Art Historical Context and the Problem of the Western Gaze

Laia Sancho-Rossi ’20
Borders: The Intersection of Art, Politics, and Environment

Doris Tang ’21
Forging Pathways of Return: The Afterlife Role of Bronze ​Shan​-Character Mirrors in Chu Culture

Sarah White ’20
“MAPPING HIDDEN LANDSCAPES: Contemporary Practices of Visualizing the Disappeared”


Internships Awarded by the Department of Art

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.

Smith students in Department of Art and Museum Concentrations 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.

How to Apply:

Submit your application for the Alice Williams Carson Endowed Internship at the Toledo Museum of Art through this online submission form.

Deadline for Applications:

Applications are not currently being accepted.  Please check back here in early 2022.

 
2019-20 Recipients: Sophie Richard '20 and Olivia White '20
 

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.

How to Apply:

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

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.

Submit your application to the Elizabeth Schroeder Hoxie Memorial Fund through this online submission form.

Deadline for Applications:

Applications are not currently being accepted.  Please check back here in early 2022.

 
2018-19 Recipient: Clara Henderson ’20

Additional Internships & Opportunities

We recognize that these are challenging times to find and confirm internships and that many opportunities have been cancelled, postponed or significantly modified due to the new coronavirus pandemic. We are working to identify new and updated opportunities as they emerge and will be maintaining this information in the dropdown lists below. Please note that the information provided here is for general information purposes only and does not necessarily reflect our endorsement or recommendation.

In addition to the resources provided in the dropdown lists below, Smith College provides numerous additional resources including those available through the Lazarus Center for Career Development, Praxis Program and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).

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Studio Assistantship/Work Study/Skill-Building Opportunities

Printmaking

Photography

Architecture Competitions

Artist Residencies

The following museums and galleries are offering virtual tours, videos, talks, archives and access to digital collections. Please note that the information provided here is for general information purposes only and does not necessarily reflect our endorsement or recommendation.

Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)

Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

The Clark (Williamstown, MA, USA)

The Courtauld Institute of Art (London, England)

The Frick Collection (New York, NY, USA)

Google Arts & Culture (offering virtual experiences at many museums around the world)

Henie Onstad (Oslo, Norway)

J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen, Denmark)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, USA)

The Met 360° Project This award-winning series of six short videos invites viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met's art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way. Created using spherical 360° technology, it allows viewers to explore some of the Museum's iconic spaces as never before.

MetCollects MetCollects celebrates works of art new to the collection by borrowing the fresh eyes of photographers and the enthusiastic voices of curators, conservators, and, at times, the living artists, collectors, and supporters.

The Modern (Fort Worth, TX, USA)

Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)

Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY, USA)

The National Galleries Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland)

National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC, USA)

National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washinton, DC, USA)

The Palace Museum (Beijing, China)

Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan Italy)

Platform: New York, featuring 12 New York-based galleries (New York, NY, USA)

The Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, Holland)

Smith College Museum of Art (Northampton, MA, USA)

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Holland)

Tallinn Art Hall (Tallinn, Estonia)

Walker Center (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD, USA)

Wellcome Collection (London, England)

Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY, USA)

The Vatican’s Museums (Vatican City, Rome, Italy)

Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland)