The Oregon Potters Association contributes to the following two scholarships:
Every spring, the Oregon Potters Association sponsors OPA Ceramic Showcase, the largest all-clay
exhibition in the country. The show is held at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland with over two hundred artists showing their work. The show is open to the public. The exhibition hall includes a special gallery of pieces by high school students, one of whom will be chosen by jury to receive a $1000 college scholarship for artistic excellence and creativity. The funds will be held in trust and paid as tuition directly to the college entered by the student. The competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors living in Oregon and SW Washington. The scholarship will be awarded during a ceremony at Ceramics Showcase. We recommend that students with exceptional imagination and technical skill enter this competition.
Students must complete the application requirements by the deadline of March 28th.
2013 OPA Scholarship Recipient:
Carrie Kitzke, senior, Wilson High School
Oregon Art Education Association's Scholarship
The Oregon Art Education Association (OAEA) is a not-for-profit organization with a volunteer board of art educators from around the state of Oregon. The OAEA is a passionate, involved, grass roots organization making a difference in art education since 1973. It is affiliated with the National Art Education Association. The OAEA Scholarship was established in 1999, to be given to a graduating high school senior in Oregon who plans to pursue post high school art studies in an accredited visual arts or arts education program. Students submit an essay, a portfolio of work, and a teacher recommendation. The applicant’s parent/ guardian or instructor must be a current member of NAEA/OAEA. For more information: http://www.oregonarted.org/scholarship.php
As part of the Oregon Potter's Association mission statement to promote art in the schools, we have awarded $3000 to the Oregon Art Education Association's Scholastic Art Awards. The Clay in Education scholastic awards go to juried artwork by high school students in each of these areas in Oregon- Portland Metro, Willamette Valley and Central Oregon. These awards will go toward their school of choice.
The winners for 2012 are:
Trent Riggs - Lakeridge HS-grade 12 - $200
Quinn Richards - Lakeridge HS-grade 12 - $500
Nate Rockey - Corvallis High - grade 12 - $300
Nathan Stucki - Philomath High - grade 12 - $200
Bergan Sather - Corvallis High - grade 10 - $200
Ashley Nicodemus - Redmond high - grade 12 - $700
For information about the Oregon Art Education Association go to http://www.oregonarted.org/index.php