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The Treasure Island Art Guild
Visual Arts Scholarship

A Scholarship will be awarded for college level education in the field of visual fine arts.

All applicants must be attending a school in Pinellas County, Florida and have progressed in the college application process.

Scholarship funds are designated for use only toward tuition, fees, books and/or supplies.

Art work must be 2D, (example: hang on a wall, be supported on an easel or lay flat on a table).

Applicants will be judged based on a portfolio of original art works and supporting documentation.

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than: March 10th
click here to view the application form . . .

Scholarship funding must be used
within 6 months after check is awarded.


Please Read Carefully. All items below are required for eligibility.




MAKING YOUR APPLICATION

1. Together with a completed APPLICATION FORM you must submit a cover letter, which includes the following information (These items can be sent in separate mailings) :

a) A statement about your career goals.
b) A description of your college plans, including your intended major.
c) The names and complete addresses of the school(s) to which you have applied. Also enclose a photocopy of a letter of acceptance, if you have received one. Or, just one letter showing you are now committed to one college.
d) Any additional information you feel would be helpful to the Scholarship Committee, such as additional art experience, community service, work experience, extracurricular activities, etc.

2. Enclose (or have sent to the address below) an official sealed High School Transcript, including your GPA and all credits earned to date toward graduation.

3. Enclose a wallet size color photo of yourself (e.g. senior yearbook picture).

4. Six to ten pieces of your original art work submitted on digital media no later than March 10th.

5. We suggest you submit your application in plenty of time rather than scamble to meet the deadline, this is not required, but will be taken as an indication that the applicant is a good student who gets their assignments in on time. The judges will give special recognition to applications received ten days before the deadline.




HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PORTFOLIO

You will need to submit digital images of your Portfolio in JPG format. These should be mailed with your application form on either an SD card, memory stick, CD, or data DVD disk.

Name each JPG file with this information:
Order Number_YourLastName_FirstInitial_Category_Title or Part of Title.jpg
(as in the examples below).

EXAMPLE OF HOW TO NAME A FILE LIST OF JPG IMAGES FOR THE PORTFILIO SUBMISSION

1_Smith_J_ChalkOnBoard_Self Portrait1.jpg
2_Smith_J_Oil_Self Portrait2.jpg
3_Smith_J_Pastel_Landscape.jpg
4_Smith_J_Watercolor_Landscape in Blue.jpg
5_Smith_J_MixedMedia_Still Life.jpg
6_Smith_J_InkJet_Still Life 2.jpg
7_Smith_J_PhotoArt_Feathers.jpg
8_Smith_J_Drawing_Red Sunset.jpg

Don't forget to carefully check the files on your media before sending and verify that the images can be opened!




PICTURE TAKING ADVICE

It is in your interest to submit good quality JPG files of your artwork. A little care is needed. These pictures need to be "high resolution" and the camera needs to be set to the very best setting. Low resolution pictures are used for email, web pages, Facebook etc, and are not suitable for submission as they are too small and lack sufficient detail.

After you have taken the picture, check the file properties of your JPG file on the media you are sending - it may say something like 2.07 MB (2,179,640 bytes) - it is ok if it is anything from about 1 megabyte to about 5 megabytes.

Small unframed pieces of artwork such as pencil sketches and water colors, can optionally be scanned using a scanner. This works very well for small items and is recommended. Scanners have a dots per inch setting, try using 600dpi... if your JPG file size turns out to be between 1.50 MG and 5.00 MG it is a good resolution to use. If it is bigger try scanning at 300dpi.

When taking pictures with a digital camera, there are some things to watch for. On some cameras you press the button slightly, before fully depressing, to let the camera focus, but whatever the camera, make sure the pictures are in focus (not blurred) and you do not shake the camera.

Sometimes flash will cause reflections, glare and shadows, try turning the flash off and using natural light if you are having a problem.

If you take a picture of artwork from above it, or below it, or from an angle, you will have perspective distortion. Try taking the picture face on in the center of the artwork ensuring there is nothing (a stand perhaps) hiding a part of the artwork.

When you have your JPG files, rename them as specified above and put them onto your SD card, memory stick, or CD/DVD disk.




Send scholarship application form, cover letter, sealed transcript, wallet photo, and portfolio media to:

TI-AG Scholarship Chairperson
Treasure Island Art Guild
PO Box 47001
St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0001

For additional information, please contact your school art teacher.
Or contact:

AS PART OF THIS APPLICATION ALL STUDENTS & PARENTS AGREE THAT THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT CAN BE USED BY THE TREASURE ISLAND ART GUILD IN ITS PUBLICITY.

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