Visual Arts includes a broad range of fine art including multi-media performance art. The most effective portfolios demonstrate a distinct personal vision, and convey the artists’ ability to develop and materialize ideas and take creative risks. Personal statements give the viewer a deeper understanding of the artists’ practice (if your work includes fashion, set, product, graphic design, or architecture please see the Design discipline).
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Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish
Take master classes with accomplished artists such as Daniel Arsham, Olafur Eliasson, Roselee Goldberg, Diana Al Hadid, Jeff Koons, James Rosenquist, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Julian Schnabel, Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems
Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers
Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities
hear from winners & panelists
Daniel Arsham | Master Artist in Visual Arts
Devin Caserta | 2006 Winner in Visual Arts
Lee Heinemann | 2011 Winner in Visual Arts
select portfolios of winners
Lathan Vargason, 2012 and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Mark Fleuridor, 2015 and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
Paloma Izquierdo, 2014 and U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
Tyler Brunner, 2016
Visual Arts applicants are required to submit a statement and a portfolio of 10 works. At least 5 of these works should reflect the same technique, theme or idea. All the requirements are listed in the downloadable PDF below.