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Prizes & Awards

Students compete for these 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.

Megan Hart Jones Studio Art Prize

2015-16 Recipient: Ika Chang ’16

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

To enter: leave ONE piece of artwork (no triptychs or diptychs) in the Oresman Gallery anytime on Friday, March 31st, 2017.

Phyllis Williams Lehmann Travel Award

2015-16 Recipients: Isabella Galdone ’16 and SallyAnn Garvey-Lumumba ’16

The Phyllis Williams Lehmann Travel Award, established in 1978 by friends and former students of Professor Lehmann, this prize is awarded to seniors majoring in the history of art to be put toward travel to further their studies. Preference is given to students interested in pursuing the study of art history, especially classical antiquity, at the graduate level.

To apply: bring the following to the Art Office: Copy of your transcript, written proposal describing your travel plans and an itemized budget using the guidelines found here.

Deadline: 4pm on Friday, April 7th, 2017.

Elizabeth Killian Roberts Prize

2015-16 Recipient: Janell Lin ’16

Elizabeth Killian Roberts Prize, established in 1990 by family and friends in memory of Elizabeth Killian Roberts '45. This prize is award is to an undergraduate for the best drawing as judged by the Department of Art.

To submit, students should display their work on the boards in the second floor hallway of Hillyer Hall. Work must be labeled with student name, class, and contact information on the back. Deadline: 5pm on Friday, April 14th, 2017.

Enid Silver Winslow ’54 Prize in Art History

2015-16 Recipient: Adela Goldsmith ’19, "The Artist's hand and Photography as Handmaiden: Chuck Close and Traditional Photographic Methods"

Enid Silver Winslow ‘54 Prize in Art History, is awarded annually for the best student paper written in an art history course taught at Smith.

To be considered for this prize, submit one clean copy of your paper to the Art Office in Hillyer. Your name should only appear on a separate cover sheet. You may submit a paper written at any point during your time at Smith. The paper must have been written for an art history course taught at Smith. Deadline: 4pm on Friday, March 31st, 2017.

Alice Williams Carson Endowed Summer Internship at the Toledo Museum of Art

2015-16 Recipients: Ana Drinovan ’17 and Kelli Cheung ’17

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. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an outstanding museum collection and an exemplary organization. Art History, Studio Art, and Museum Concentration students are all eligible, but course work 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 you will need: an updated resume or CV, a cover letter for the internship, your transcript. Bring a hard copy of each in an envelope marked “Carson Internship” to the Art Office in Hillyer Hall. Deadline: 4pm on Fri, Mar 24th, 2017.

Elizabeth Schroder Hoxie '69 Memorial Fund Internship Grant

2015-16 Recipient: Fiona Twiford ’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 consisting of approximately 35 hours of work per week.

To apply for Hoxie funds your application should include: your transcript, an updated resume or CV, names of two faculty members who can be contacted for references, a letter of application describing arrangements you have made, or will make, to obtain an internship and what you propose to accomplish through your internship and an itemized budget using the guidelines found here. Bring your application to the Art Office in Hillyer.

Deadline: 4pm on Friday, March 31st, 2017.