Looking for 2018 Art Scholarships?
There are many reasons I’m proud to work for Artists on Art and Streamline Publishing, and this latest initiative is one I’ll add to the list. Fine Art Connoisseur has recently announced a 2018 art scholarship that’s available to four students, two teachers, and one senior (age 65 or older) to attend the Second Annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE) this coming fall.
The scholarships include tickets to the full event (live demonstrations, studio time with models, workshops, and more), three nights at the historic Biltmore Hotel, and a generous $500 for meals.
If it’s anything like the Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE), which I had the pleasure of attending last month, I’m sure you can expect to come away overflowing with new ideas and techniques. Gatherings such as this are important for our creative growth. If you go, here are some tips to help you be prepared for a great week of learning and networking:
• Have something handy both for taking notes and sketching. I like a small lined notebook for writing down tips, to-do items, names/numbers, and even funny quotes I hear. If you forget your sketchbook (like I did for PACE), you might be able to score one at the Expo Hall, where vendors will be selling art supplies at great prices.
• Carry a water bottle and pack a couple of snack bars. This might not seem relevant, but you probably know it’s much easier to concentrate if you’re taking excellent care of your body first.
• Go out of your way to make new friends while there. Even if you’re introverted (a common quality in our community), find a way to start talking to someone new, to share notes or sketches, to find out what drives them. This might be one of the most valuable parts of attending an event such as FACE — the chance to mingle with figurative artists from all over the country, and maybe even the world.
• Compare your work to others with a grain of salt. It’s impossible for us to not make comparisons at all, but be careful to not let negative thoughts get in your head when* someone’s better than you. (*Not “if,” but “when.” Friends, someone will always be better.) Instead of letting it stop you from creating, use it to nudge your work further.
If you have anything you’d add to this list, share it in the comments below.
“This event is historic and something everyone involved in figurative art should consider attending,” says publisher Eric Rhoads. “By making it available to some students as a scholarship, we’re giving them a chance to be part of this historic movement and a chance to meet top artists to encourage them toward their future as artists.”
For more details about this 2018 art scholarship, including the deadline and application, visit figurativeartconvention.com.
View a glimpse at the Figurative Art Convention & Expo from 2017:
If you’re looking for 2018 art scholarships apply to FACE 2018 now!