Based on submissions received by October 6 ANDresults on the Entrance-Scholarship Exam, selected candidates will be invited to interview (including portfolio review), either in-person or on zoom, with Lisa Hohenstein, Art Department Chair. Selected students will be notified and callbacks will be scheduled by the Admissions Office.
Each student should submit an art portfolio containing eight works of art. Seven of the eight artworks may be of any medium and subject. However, students should keep in mind that they should represent their skills with as many different media as possible and should include their best work. One of the eight artworks must be a self-portrait pencil drawing. An example art portfolio might contain the following:
Self-portrait pencil drawing (mandatory),
Still-life color pencil drawing
Landscape acrylic painting
Water color painting
Mixed media abstract collage
Ceramic sculpture or pottery
A domestic craft project such as knitting, sewing, quilting, etc.
The winner of this year’s scholarship will be notified by phone. The remaining candidates will be notified by letter.
ALL scholarships at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School are renewable based on the student's performance.
The recipient of the Art Scholarship is required to do the following:
Take Visual Art classes every year in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.
Attend the Art Scholars meeting once per cycle during Community Period.
Be an active member in Art Club, or Pottery Club (regular attendance required) This involves becoming an officer for the Art or Pottery Club. Art Scholars may also participate in Photography Club.
Attend Open House as a representative of the Art Department.
Be an active member in Stage Crew (regular attendance required). This involves assisting with the set design, construction, and painting for the fall musical or spring drama production each year. It also involves working back stage during performances with set changes, and possibly lights and sound.
*If an art scholar is a member of the cast or ensemble, they are exempt from the Stage Crew requirement.
Help with the general running of the art program (assist Ms. Hohenstein with bulletin boards and maintaining the art room)
Complete a major artwork to be displayed in the Spring Arts Festival (this project is above and beyond regularly assigned class projects) Attend the Spring Arts Festival event evening.
Be a leader and a role model for peers in art class.