Dr. Jerry Hiura Next Gen Visual Artist Award Application

The Dr. Jerry Hiura Next Gen Visual Artist Award for high school students in Santa Clara County honors Dr. Jerry’s passions through a scholarship that celebrates young visionary artists and supports their artistic practice and goals as they pursue higher education.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2023

Timeline

  • Call for submissions (January 2022–May 15, 2023)
  • Recipients notified (May 25, 2023)
  • Award ceremony (June 2, 2023–First Friday)

Prompt

Building Blocks 

The community around you is built by a diverse group of people with different cultures, hobbies, and interests. From the parks you play in, the restaurants you eat at, the schools you attend, and your favorite hang out spots, the world has a lot of places for people to explore. Maybe you are a dancer who wants to create a dance studio. Or you are a chef who wants to provide the community with dishes from your culture. Your world is created by boundless possibilities. However, the vibrant community is always growing and changing. 

Make a work of art representing a resource your community needs to continue to grow. Does it need a building? A garden? Perhaps you need teachers or leaders?

The statement should be 200 words or less, describing who you are, what you make and why you make it. The statement is a stand-in for you, the artist, talking to someone about your work in a way that adds to their understanding and experience of viewing that work. Highlight how your work connects to the theme of “Into the Future.” 
A high-quality image of your artwork; 1200 x 1800 px (min size); max of three views
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, jpeg, png.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, jpeg, png.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, jpeg, png.