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Yeck Programs

Dorothy Myers Yeck Scholarship Studio

The Dorothy and Bill Yeck Education Endowment enables The Dayton Art Institute to offer the Dorothy Myers Yeck Scholarship Studio, the Yeck High School Scholarship and the Yeck College Artist Fellowship.

These endowed programs present unique educational opportunities that promote and enhance the development of promising artists.

Congratulations to those selected as our 2016 Yeck College Artist Fellows:
Christa Cape – Painting and Sculpture, Cedarville University
Jessie Karlsberger – Printmaking and Sculpture, Wright State University
Allison Parrish – Painting and Printmaking, University of Dayton
Stephanie Tyson – Sculpture and Printmaking, Wright State University

The Dorothy Myers Yeck Scholarship Studio

Sixteen sixth- and seventh-grade students are selected for an opportunity to strengthen their artistic skills in a studio setting. Students are instructed in the fundamentals of art while working with a variety of media. Students are nominated by art teachers in Miami, Montgomery and Greene counties. The DMY Scholarship Studio is held in the studios at The Dayton Art Institute for one week in June. Nomination forms and portfolios may be dropped off at the museum from Friday, May 6 - Saturday, May 14, 2016.

Click here to download the nomination form

For more information, please contact Susan Martis, at 937-512-0133 or smartis@daytonart.org.

Yeck College Artist Fellowship

Four college art students are selected each year to teach and mentor 12 select high school students. The Fellowship recipients provide intensive instructional studio classes for high school scholarship students. An ability to share their artistic knowledge in an informative and motivational manner is essential. Fellowship recipients receive a stipend to create a new body of artwork for a group Yeck College Artist Fellow Exhibition at The Dayton Art Institute. For more information, please contact Susan Martis, at 937-512-0133 or smartis@daytonart.org.

The deadline to apply for 2017 is May 31, 2016 (postmark). Applicants must submit:

  • A cover letter with information about the college art program being attended and complete applicant contact information
  • A CD-ROM of ten jpeg. images of 1 MB or less, depicting 2-D or 3-D artwork created by the applicant; include two to four examples of drawing.
  • A check list with each artwork title, medium, size and date created
  • A one page artist’s statement
  • A one-page essay stating your opinion on one of the following: the role of artists as educators or the importance of art education.
  • A letter of recommendation from an educator or artist

Submit images and documents via email, DropBox, or Google Docs to Susan Martis, at smartis@daytonart.org, or mail a CD with images and documents to The Dayton Art Institute, ATTN: Susan Martis, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio 45405.

Fellowship recipients receive:

  • $1,000 for materials to create artwork for the exhibition at The Dayton Art Institute
  • Teaching and Museum work experience
  • Instruction and mentoring by DAI Education Department staff

Yeck High School Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2016 Yeck High School Scholarship recipients:

  • Elisabeth Bacon – Fairmont High School
  • Ayoung Choi - Wayne High School
  • Ella Davis – Fairmont High School
  • Anya Grieze – Beavercreek High School
  • Justin Haupt – Springboro High School
  • Margaret Heiser – Arcanum High School
  • Alexis Jansen – Dayton Christian High School
  • April King – Fairmont High School
  • Emily Lewis – Fairlawn High School
  • Sophia LiBrandi – Archbishop Alter High School
  • Grace Merkle – Beavercreek High School
  • Breanna Poorman – Fairborn High School
  • Lizzie Rahn - Dayton Christian High School
  • Danielle Spanbauer – Carroll High School

Twelve to fourteen talented high school students are selected by a competitive portfolio process, then taught and mentored by college students chosen for the Yeck College Artist Fellowship. Recipients for the 2017 program must commit to attend nine college-level studio art classes during the winter of 2017; classes meet once a week on Thursdays, from January - March. All materials are provided.  High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible for this program. For more information, please contact Susan Martis, at 937-512-0133 or smartis@daytonart.org.

To apply for the 2017 program, submit the following by November 18, 2016:

  • A one-page essay about the importance of art in his or her life.
  • Include at the top of the page: student’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address and name of school s/he is attending, school grade, name and contact of an art teacher student has worked with.
  • Three jpeg. images of 1 MB or less, depicting 2-D or 3-D artwork created by the applicant. Images should not be altered in any way with software programs such as Photoshop or Illustrator.
  • Each jpeg image must be labeled with student’s name and then a number that corresponds with checklist. For example: JaneDoe_1
  • A checklist with each artwork title, medium, size and date created.

Submit images and documents via email, DropBox, or Google Docs to Susan Martis, at smartis@daytonart.org, or mail a CD with images and documents to The Dayton Art Institute, ATTN: Susan Martis, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Ohio 45405.




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