Attention high school artists and designers! The Figge is holding its annual Figge Factory t-shirt Design Contest. Email us your original t-shirt design by December 4, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner's design will be printed on shirts that will be for sale in the Figge Art Museum Store, with all proceeds benefiting next year's educational programs at the Figge. The winner will also receive $100 cash, a family membership to the Figge, and a private screen-printing party for them and three friends. The aim of the contest is to engage teens in the field of art and design by tapping into the hipness of t-shirt and DIY culture. Contact Brian Allen at email@example.com with questions. Download flyer with more details.
Brand Boeshaar Scholarship
Since 2000 the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program has awarded $700,000 to graduating high school seniors in eastern Iowa and western Illinois who wish to study fine arts, design or art education in college. To be considered for this 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.
There are four scholarships:
1. Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship 2. Lillian L. Brand Scholarship 3. Lucille Brand Scholarship 4. William Brand Scholarship
The results for the 2020 recipients of the prestigious $12,000 scholarships for students majoring in art, art education, design, or architecture are listed below. The program is funded by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund, managed by the Figge Education Department, and administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.
2020 Recipients Lillian L. Brand Scholarship Maggie Borata, Central DeWitt High School Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship Lena Dybro, Davenport Central High School, Creative Arts Academy Lucille Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Lucas Teasdale, Davenport Central High School, Creative Arts Academy William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Hope Van Patten, Davenport Central High School, Creative Arts Academy Honorable Mention Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship Fund Recipients ($500 each) Gracie Miller, Assumption High School Sophie Curtis, Pleasant Valley High School