Art Scholarship Reception

Each year, the Scholarship Foundation invites high school seniors in southern Santa Barbara County to submit a portfolio of original art work for its Art Scholarship Competition. Prominent local artists judge the submissions, which can include painting, drawing, sketching, photography, design, furniture, and sculpture. Each winner receives a $2,500 scholarship; the best of show winner receives an additional $1,000 scholarship. The Foundation subsequently hosts a reception for selected student artists, where a representative work from each winning portfolio is exhibited. 

The 2023 Art Scholarship reception will take place from 5 to 6:30 pm on January 26 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street in Santa Barbara.

We invite you to support young artists in our community! Click here to make a donation to our Art Patrons Scholarship Fund. If you would like to sponsor your own named Art Scholarship ($2,500), please contact Nicole Jones at [email protected].

Information on the Scholarship Foundation’s Art Scholarship Program, including application instructions, is available here.

Art Scholarships

Schall Best of Show Prize
Gail Berkus Memorial Art Award
Joan Davidson Art Award
Deep Space Sparkle Art Award
Mercedes Eichholz Memorial Art Award
Lorna Hedges Art Award
Lawson Family Art Award
Audie Love Student Art Fund Art Award
McIntyre Art Award
Montecito Bank & Trust Art Award
Amber O’Neill Honorary Art Award
Katherine Jones Starr Art Award
Henry J. Van Schie Memorial Art Award
Wallis Foundation / Jack Baker Memorial Art Award
Frank M. Williamson Memorial Art Award
Art Patrons Award