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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.

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 in April of each year. 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 8 - Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Click here to download the nomination form

For more information, please contact Educational Initiatives Coordinator Diane Stemper, at 937-512-0148 or dstemper@daytonart.org.

Yeck High School Scholarship

Deadline extended - December 1!
Twelve 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 commit to attendance at nine college-level classes during the winter of 2015. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible for this program. For more information, please contact Educational Initiatives Coordinator Diane Stemper, at 937-512-0148 or dstemper@daytonart.org.

To apply, applicants must electronically submit the following by December 1, 2014:

  • 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 to Diane Stemper at dstemper@daytonart.org.

Yeck College Artist Fellowship

Congratulations to our 2015 Yeck College Artist Fellowship recipients:

Ellen Bukvic, Wright State University
Marina Genetin, Wright State University
Billy Haines, Sinclair Community College
Hannah Zimmerman, Miami University

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 Education Initiatives Coordinator Diane Stemper, at 937-512-0148 or dstemper@daytonart.org.

The deadline to apply for 2016 is June 30, 2015 (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 to Diane Stemper via email or send as a packet to: The Dayton Art Institute, Attn: Diane Stemper, 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




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