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$1000 Annual Art and Design Scholarship

The World’s Largest Supplier of Handmade
Oil Painting Reproductions, Custom
Paintings, & Portraits 4th Annual Art and Design Scholarship

About continues its $1000 annual scholarship for new, current, and returning college students! This scholarship is designed to help a student become successful in a career focused on one aspect of art or design. Applicants will be able to submit their entry along with a design, drawing, film, artwork, short story, poem or literally any type of art they are most proud of. The winner will be selected by the end of June and the winner will receive $1000 towards higher education. 1st Art Gallery is the largest producer of Art Reproduction as well as made to order Custom Oil Paintings. Each month we create hundreds of copies of paintings by the Old Masters such as Bouguereau, Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Launching in 2018 we will also allow anyone to buy and sell original art at our very own market place.

Meet this year's winner - Andy Solovyov


The following people are eligible for this scholarship:
1. High school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
2. Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.


1st Art Gallery wants to enable Art and Liberal Arts students (all disciplines) to further their education. Art students need to submit a piece of art that makes them proud. This can be any type of art submission including (but not limited to) a painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art. Liberal Arts students should apply with a recent sample of their writing, on any subject, limited to 2000 words.

Submission Deadline

The scholarship is annual. The yearly deadline for submission is June 1st and the winner will be selected in the month of June. The winner will be contacted by early July. The winner must reply within two weeks or a new winner will be selected.

Here are answers for a few common questions concerning the scholarship:

Q: What disciplines are eligible?
A: Arts - fine arts, music, performing arts, visual arts. Natural science - biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science. Social science - anthropology, economics, geography, political science, sociology, history. Languages, linguistics, literature, mathematics. philosophy, psychology, religious studies.

Q: How many awards are you giving?
A: One per academic year.

Q: What is the deadline for submission? Is this a yearly scholarship?
A: The scholarship is annual. The yearly deadline for submission is June 1st.

Q: Does 1st-Art-Gallery have a history of this sort of scholarship support?
A: This is 3rd year we're giving a scholarship and we're planning to award it for many years to come.

Q: Will the information provided by students as part of the application be used in any way other than as part of the scholarship selection process?
A: No, the information will remain confidential and after a recipient has been selected, it will be destroyed.

Q: Will you own the rights to all art submitted for the scholarship?
A: No, we will not.

Application Process

Using the form below, please submit your completed application and upload your art. You may also send a link if your artwork is already uploaded online.

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My name is Andy Solovyov, I'm originally from Ukraine, but at the moment studying in the U.S. for Computer Science at Dickinson State University. Despite the fact that my major is far from art, it does not prevent me from applying its principles to create something creative. Quite often my programming skills help me in my other hobby - 3D graphics. It’s useful to automate many modeling processes and thus it allows me to make large and detailed projects in the shortest possible time. My works are inspired by everything that goes on around me: people, pop culture, and places I travel to. Speaking of traveling, moving to the States has been a turning point in my life and I think it will have an even greater impact on my work in the future as this country combines cultures, customs and architecture from almost every other place on Earth. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be here and also to share my creative experience with others!

Hannah is a Crop and Soil Science major at Colorado State University. Her mother was a high school art teacher and that's where her passion for art began, after school in her mother's classroom. She went on to attend the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston where she began to develop her techniques and came to love painting. She expresses her admiration for nature and the human figure by bringing elements of both together in her work. Her passion for nature and sustainable agriculture came from her work experience farming in southern Texas and then Italy. She believes industrial agriculture is a significant contributor to climate change and that finding viable solutions to our food production issues will be critical in the coming years. She hopes to use her degree to teach others about the benefits of sustainable agriculture so they can use these practices to help improve their lives and the world.

Hector majors in Film and Commercial Photography. He studied film even before he declared Film as a major by reading articles, watching videos, and carefully studying professionals on film sets. He is extremely passionate about filmmaking which is why he and his brother, Brownie, started a YouTube channel called "Fresh Brownie" where they are in full control of making entertaining content for all viewers of different backgrounds. Hector and his brother Brownie post content weekly by putting dance choreographed routines, cooking segments, travel vlogs, and short films. Hector one day strives to inspire other kids through filmmaking and give back to the community with opportunities such as scholarships or charities.