Denison’s Studio Art program respects art traditions of the past but has a progressive eye to the future. The program emphasizes art-making as a means to thinking from multiple perspectives not only about oneself, but also about one’s relationship with the world of ideas.
Yue Nakayama, "Lady in Liberty" Digital Photography 2010
Studio Art majors with a 3.0 GPA, are eligible for the prestigious VAIL Scholarship in the Fine Arts. This is a competitive scholarship ($1200) amongst practicing art students in the Fine Arts division - Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, and Theatre.
There are two rounds for this scholarship. The first round is within our department and the second round is amongst all the other eligible Fine Art students. From the first round, three Vail candidates are selected by the Department and nominated to move on to the second round with the other Fine Art students. The second round involves putting up a show of your work. There are ten students selected from the entire pool of Fine Art nominations.
For more information on this award contact Dyan Couden in the Studio Art office.
Past Vail Scholarship Recipients
2014 – 2015 Jane Hall and Holly Hamlin
2013 – 2014 Kristina King and Joyce Lindsey
2011 – 2012 Yue Nakayama and Xiaoshi Qin
2010 – 2011 Christopher Greathouse, Yue Nakayama
2009 – 2010 Christy Chang, Jacquelyn Fishburne, Christopher Greathouse
2008 – 2009 Christy Chang
2007 – 2008 Alyson Thiel, Kelly Maryanski
2006 – 2007 Mad Mohre, Matthew Messmer, Nathalie VanBalen