Luis Hernandez, The Art of Light Painting, Photography, 2021, Cypress College. Participant in Now Trending 2021.

Now Trending: 6th Annual Alpay Scholarship Exhibition

June 6 – July 9, 2022

Apply through May 13 HERE

Current art and media students from Southern California colleges and universities are invited to submit engaging new work to be showcased in Palos Verdes Art Center’s Alpay Scholarship Exhibition, Now Trending. One $5000 cash prize will be awarded. In addition, the scholarship winner will be considered for inclusion in future PVAC exhibitions. This call is open only to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in Southern California.

All media will be considered, including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Printing, Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics, Fiber Art, Photography, Video, Film, VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), Installation Art, Performance Art, Sound Art, and Mixed Media.

Juror: Ben Jackel

Ben Jackel was born in Aurora, Colorado in 1977. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and studied fine art with a focus in ceramics and photography, receiving his BFA in 2000. In 2002 Jackel moved to Los Angeles to attend graduate school at The University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA he worked with Adriane Saxe and Charles Ray, receiving his MFA in 2005.  He is represented by L.A. Louver in Venice, CA. His highly mimetic work has been written about by the Los Angeles Times, Artforum, Art News, among others. He currently teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA.