Portfolio Scholarships and All High Art Exhibition

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Daemen University’s All High Art Weekends are an annual celebration of artwork by high school seniors and juniors. Entrants can exhibit their artwork in Daemen’s campus gallery, meet with arts faculty for one-on-one portfolio reviews and have the opportunity to be selected for annual scholarships and other honors.

All High Exhibition

Awards ceremony: February 3rd, 2024

Event Time: 3:00 PM
Opening LocationTower Gallery in the Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Visual and Performing Arts

Artwork drop-off days: January 18th and 19th

Time: 2:00 - 5:00PM
Location: Tower Gallery in the Nancy Haberman Gacioch Center for Visual and Performing Arts

The All High Art Exhibition is a juried exhibition open to all high school juniors and seniors enrolled in secondary programs throughout the region. Applicants have the opportunity to exhibit their work in our campus gallery, and $26,000 of annually renewable scholarships will be awarded across nine categories.

Art Exhibition Scholarships

Scholarships are renewed annually provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher.

  • Best in Show: $3,000
  • Best Illustration: $2,000
  • Best Graphic Design: $2,000
  • Best Painting: $2,000
  • Best Photography: $2,000
  • Best Print: $2,000
  • Best New Media: $2,000
  • Best 3D Work: $2,000
  • Honorable Mentions (9): $1,000

Junior All High Scholarships

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd place: $750
  • 3rd place: $500

Find out more or enter at AllHighArtWknd.com

Portfolio Day

Portfolio Day Event: February 10th, 2024

Sign-Up Deadline: February 3rd - 11:59PM

Sign up for a one-on-one portfolio review with a Daemen University art professor and you could be selected for one of two $5,000 annual scholarships. Participants in Portfolio Day will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet one-on-one with a Daemen University Art professor to review your portfolio
  • Meet current Art students who will share their experiences at Daemen
  • Hear a student panel and discussion
  • Take a student-led campus tour, including an in depth view of the Visual & Performing Arts Center
  • Enjoy a complimentary meal in our dining hall

Portfolio Scholars are selected by the faculty based on the strength of their portfolio, academic potential, personal character, and leadership potential. Portfolio Scholarships are $5,000 and renewed annually provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA.

How to Participate

  1. Collect: Reference the "Artwork Recommendations" section on the AllHighArtWknd.com site and gather your best work for review.
  2. Prepare: Prepare your Portfolio Day submission in accordance to the "Submission Guidelines" section on the AllHighArtWknd.com site.
  3. Submit:

Scholarship Portfolios require more pieces than general admission portfolios.

Find out more or enter at AllHighArtWknd.com

Contact the department for Visual & Performing Arts at vpa@daemen.edu.

Or email VPA Chair Daniel Shanahan for more information.