WILKES ART GALLERY & BOB BOGUE RURITAN 2019 VISUAL ART SCHOLARSHIPS
The application period is now closed.
Three scholarships will be awarded by the Wilkes Art Gallery to a graduating Wilkes County senior who is pursuing postsecondary education in visual arts or graphic arts. The Wilkes Art Gallery Scholarship awards $2500, and the Bob Bogue of the Brushy Mountain Ruritan Scholarship awards $500. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize and encourage students who demonstrate exceptional potential and ability in visual and graphic arts as well as academic excellence. The awarding process for both scholarships includes a completed application, official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, a portfolio, and a panel interview. The deadline for the completed application is May 1st, 2019. Applications submitted after this date or that are incomplete will not be considered. Once finalists are selected, staff at the gallery will contact you to schedule an interview. The scholarship winner will be announced at their school’s scholarship assembly.
A few important notes:
1. Sealed academic transcripts should be sent to the address below:
Wilkes Art Gallery
c/o Scholarship Committee
913 C Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
2. Ask two people who know you and your work to complete the form on page 3 and send it to the addressee above. At least one person should be familiar with and be able to evaluate your artwork.
3. The completed applications and reference forms need to be sent to the above address on or before May 1st, 2018. Applications and/or reference forms received after that date will not be considered.
4. Finalists who are invited for an interview will be asked to present a portfolio of art work for review. This portfolio should include five to seven examples of your best art work in visual or graphic arts. All work does not have to be in a “finished” state. Photographs of large works are acceptable, as are art journals and sketchbooks.
Ashley Blevins Barton
Please Download the PDF Application below and send to Ashley Barton at or mail to the above address.