Brand Boeshaar Scholarship 2023
Since 2000 the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program has awarded $900,000 to graduating high school seniors in eastern Iowa and western Illinois who wish to pursue fine arts, design, or art education in college. To be considered for one of four prestigious $12,000 scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application, high school transcript, two letters of support and a portfolio of 12 works. The program is funded by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund, managed by the Figge education department and administered by the Quad Cities Community Foundation.
Applications and letters of support must be submitted by Saturday, March 4; portfolios may be submitted Friday, March 3, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Applications and letters of support may be emailed directly to [email protected]. Portfolios must be submitted in person. Official (sealed) High School transcript may be mailed or submitted with portfolio in person. Please contact Heather Aaronson at [email protected] with questions.
There are four scholarships:
1. Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship
2. Lillian L. Brand Scholarship
3. Lucille Brand Scholarship
4. William Brand Scholarship
Receive college-level instruction from St. Ambrose University art professors in this weeklong intensive drawing camp. Instructors will teach topics from traditional drawing techniques to expanding methods of mark-making to how to install the works created in a space. Students must have completed either 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade to participate. Contact Brian Allen at [email protected] or 563.345.6654 with questions.
Check back in Spring 2023 for information on the Summer 2023 program.
Portfolio Day at the Figge
In preparation for winter scholarship and college application deadlines, the Figge holds a portfolio day, where area colleges and universities are joined by schools from outside the area to provide one-on-one feedback to students on their portfolios. Check back here in August 2023 for Portfolio Day information. Email [email protected] with questions.
Figge Factory T-Shirt Design Contest
Every winter the Figge holds the Figge Factory T-Shirt Design contest, where area High School artists and designers send in their ideas for a T-shirt. The winning design is printed onto a shirt that is then sold in the Museum Store. The 2022 winner is:
Name: Kenzie Meirhaeghe
Design title: "Edward Arty Hands"
High School: Rock Island High School
Year in School: Junior
Design submissions for the 2023 Figge Factory t-shirt design contest are due Friday, December 9, 2022. High school student artist and designers – submit your own unique design for our annual Figge Factory T-shirt contest. The student whose design is selected will receive a cash prize, free T-shirts, and a silk-screening pizza party for the winner and three friends. The limited-edition artist T-shirts will be available for purchase in the Museum Store, with all proceeds benefiting next year’s educational programs at the Figge. For more information contact [email protected]