This page contains links to guidelines for the Allegheny College Art Department. Please use these guides but be sure to consult Sherry Vardaro, Building Coordinator, for any changes that may have been made to the guidelines but not yet updated online.

  • The Kleeman Fund
  • The Senior Project in Studio Art, Art & Technology, or Art, Science, and Innovation. See Senior Projects Page.
  • The Doane Prize
  • Class of 1939 Senior Research Fund

Please remember to verify that these guidelines are the correct and most recent guidelines.

The Kleeman Fund

The Art Department is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support significant work in studio art. Monies are available through The Richard Kleeman Research Fund, an endowed fund, created in 1992 in recognition of Professor Kleeman’s 39 years of dedicated teaching at Allegheny College.

All current Allegheny College students who are interested in applying for money from the Richard Kleeman Research Fund are required to submit a written proposal to the chairperson of the Art Department on the form designed for that purpose. Proposals should describe the nature and scope of the project and must include a budget reflecting how funds will be used. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to: (1) help students meet studio or art historical research expenses for other ambitious work.

Further information may be obtained from Art department faculty and staff. ALL KLEEMAN FUND APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE. Please click on the links, below. PROPOSALS ARE DUE BY 12:00 NOON ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020 FOR FUNDING DURING THE SPRING 2020 SEMESTER. Funding requests should not exceed $500.00. No printed or handwritten entries will be accepted. Awards will be determined by the faculty of the Art Department. Award recipients will be notified by Thursday of the following week.

Click here to access Kleeman Fund STUDIO ART PROJECT Application

The Doane Prize

The Foster B. Doane Prizes in Art and Art History

Through the generosity of the late Foster B. Doane, a former Allegheny trustee, awards in art are given annually as a result of a competition. The prizes will be awarded during the opening reception of the student exhibition.

  • Prize in Art History $100, Honorable Mention in Art History $50.
  • Prize in Painting or Drawing $100, Honorable Mention in Painting $50.
  • Prize in Graphics $100 (Printmaking, Computer Art, Photography), Honorable Mention in Graphics $50.
  • Prize in Sculpture or Ceramics $100, Honorable Mention in Sculpture or Ceramics $50.
  • All winners will also receive a book inscribed to indicate the nature of the award.

2020 DUE DATES: Art Entries–Monday March 30 (1:30 – 4:00 PM), Tuesday March 31 (1:30 – 4:00 PM)

See detailed instructions for each category below.

All Entries must be brought to the Art Gallery for the official entry and registration process during the scheduled drop off period of either Monday March 30, 2019 (1:30 – 4:00 PM), or Tuesday March 31, 2020 (1:30 – 4:00 PM). If these times are not workable, special arrangements can be made to drop off the work at an earlier time. Works will not be accepted after 4:00 PM! Any entries which require special provisions prior to jurying – installations, works in series or special groupings, computer or video work, outdoor display, etc.- should be discussed with Prof. Paula Burleigh no later than WEDNESDAY March 25, in order that they may be accommodated. Studio entries may be any body of creative work in one medium that explores related ideas or problems. Entries should not be a random sampling of work in various media or areas. Entries must have been completed since entering Allegheny College. Each work entered must be accompanied by an entry form, filled out and attached to the work for identification purposes. Copies of the entry form are available from the Art Department Building Coordinator or studio art faculty. All work should be presented in a professional manner. If you are submitting works in ceramics or sculpture please indicate preference for pedestal (s). Consult Profs. Brand, Thomas, or Rich if you have any questions concerning entries in studio art.

Copies of this notice may be obtained from the Art Department Building Coordinator who is present Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 4:00 PM. All entries will be judged by members of the department and one qualified juror invited from outside the college.

The Class of 1939 Senior Research Fund

Funding Application

The Class of 1939 Senior Research Fund was established by the Class of 1939 on the occasion of its 50th reunion. The income from this fund is used to support student research in all departments in conjunction with the senior project.

Art Department Senior Students working on their senior project are invited to apply for funds during their senior project term.  Further information is included with the application form:

Click here for: Class of 39 Application