/ Art and Art History Department

Special Programs and Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities available to students outside of classrooms and studios, including the annual juried show and the senior show in the De Pree Gallery. A variety of scholarships, awards, paid faculty-student research opportunities, internships and off-campus study programs are available to majors.

Annual Juried Student Show

The De Pree Gallery features an annual Juried Student Show every fall semester. To ensure impartiality, the exhibition is juried by an outside juror chosen by the faculty, who selects work for the show based on submissions. The juror will then give a talk about the works selected, as well as speak at the opening reception on their own personal work and methodologies. Works in the juried show comprise all forms of media, from black and white photography to acrylic painting to mixed-media sculpture. All Hope students, not just art majors, are invited to submit work.

Distinguished Artist Award

The Distinguished Artist Award (DAA) is awarded to incoming first-year students. It is renewable for four years, if individual department requirements are met, and provides eligible students with $3,000 each year towards their college costs. The DAA is awarded to students with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities in art, dance, music, theater or creative writing.

Learn more about the Distinguished Artist Award 

Student-Faculty Research and Collaboration

Art students may participate in student-faculty research and collaboration during the school year or over the summer. In some cases, student-faculty teams present their work at summer research luncheons or, in the case of artistic projects, at a venue on campus or in the Holland area. Speak with your advisor or a professor about applying for the Borgeson Scholar program or a Nyenhuis grant, or contact the Department of Art and Art History for more information regarding other research and collaboration opportunities.

Off-Campus Study

Domestic or international study and travel are strongly recommended during every student鈥檚 time at Hope. These experiences can be incredibly valuable in preparing you for a future career in the arts. Some of the most popular destinations for art and art history students include Paris, New York and Vienna.

Find art and art history off-campus study opportunities 

Department Awards

The Department of Art and Art History gives annual awards to students who show exceptional promise while in the department.

2023 Award Winners
  • Sarah Hibma 鈥23 鈥 Herman Miller Award
  • HannahGrace Swanson 鈥24 鈥 Stanley Harrington Award
  • Isabelle Jaeggin 鈥24 鈥 Stanley Harrington Award
  • Stephanie Somjak 鈥24 鈥 Herrel George Thomas Scholarship
  • Mariam Tiews 鈥25 鈥 John M. Wilson Art History Award
  • Kyra Carlson 鈥25 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Sophia Funston 鈥25 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Ayanna Njoroge 鈥25 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Lucy Pietryga 鈥24 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Sophia Funston 鈥25 鈥 Ox Bow Scholarship
  • Isabelle Jaeggin 鈥24 鈥 Billy Mayer Memorial Scholarship
  • Natasha Marsh 鈥24 鈥 Anchor Art Merit Scholarship
  • Joanna Locke 鈥24 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Sarah O'Neil 鈥24 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
2022 Award Winners
  • Bailey Ellens 鈥22 鈥 Herman Miller Award
  • Maddie Korff 鈥23 鈥 Stanley Harrington Award
  • Abi Nasari 鈥22 鈥 Stanley Harrington Award
  • Joanna Locke 鈥24 鈥 Herrel George Thomas Scholarship
  • Ambrei Koory 鈥22 鈥 John M. Wilson Art History Award
  • Gabe Kimball 鈥24 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • HannahGrace Swanson 鈥24 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Stephanie Somjak 鈥24 鈥 Jon. F. Kay Award
  • Natasha Marsh 鈥24 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Sarah O'Neil 鈥24 鈥 Ox Bow Scholarship
  • Maddie Korff 鈥23 鈥 Billy Mayer Memorial Scholarship
  • Gabby Nelson 鈥24 鈥 Anchor Art Merit Scholarship
  • Cassidy Lusk 鈥23 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Sophie Webster 鈥23 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
2021 Award Winners听
  • Kat Henry 鈥21鈥 Herman Miller Award
  • Sylvia Rodriguez 鈥21 鈥 John M. Wilson Art History Award
  • Jael Stilwell 鈥22鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Zoe Blough 鈥22 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Abby Wallar 鈥21 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Tim Embertson 鈥21 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Bailey Ellens 鈥22 - Stanley Harrington Award
  • Sofia Munoz 鈥22 - Stanley Harrington Award
  • Abi Nasari 鈥22鈥 Anchor Art Merit Scholarship
  • Maddie Korff 鈥23 鈥 Billy Mayer Memorial Scholarship
  • Sofia Munoz 鈥22 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Jael Stilwell 鈥22鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Ambrei Koory 鈥22鈥 Herrel George Thomas Scholarship
  • Madai Huerta 鈥23 鈥 Herrel George Thomas Scholarship
2020 Award Winners
  • Holle Wade 鈥20, Sammie Mikolitis 鈥20 鈥 Herman Miller Award
  • Sylvia Rodriguez 鈥21 鈥 Herrel George Thomas Scholarship
  • Hannah Bugg 鈥20鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Michaela Bunger 鈥21 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Esther Hwang 鈥21 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Sarah Sanders 鈥21 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Abby Wallar 鈥21, Bailey Ellens 鈥22 鈥 Stanley Harrington Award
  • Ambrei Koory 鈥22 鈥 John M. Wilson Art History Award
  • Anya Potter 鈥22鈥 Ox Bow Scholarship
  • Abi Nasari 鈥22鈥 Ox Bow Scholarship
  • Anya Potter 鈥22鈥 Anchor Art Merit Scholarship
  • Tim Embertson 鈥21 鈥 Billy Mayer Memorial Scholarship
  • Michaela Bunger 鈥21鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Esther Hwang 鈥21鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Timothy Embertson 鈥21鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Kat Henry 鈥21鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
2019 Award Winners
  • Brianna Derfiny 鈥18 鈥 Herman Miller Award
  • Holle Wade 鈥20, Sylvia Rodriguez 鈥21 鈥 Herrel George Thomas Scholarship
  • Nina Kay 鈥19 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Kelly Ocock 鈥19 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Lauren Fogg 鈥20 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Mitch VanAcker'20 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Caleigh White 鈥20, Hannah Bugg 鈥20 鈥 Stanley Harrington Award
  • Maddie Zimmerman 鈥20 鈥 John M. Wilson Art History Award
  • Audrey Salata 鈥19 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Brianna Derfiny 鈥19 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Cherish Joe 鈥20 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Emily Lindbloom 鈥20 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Sarah Sanders 鈥21 鈥 Ox Bow Scholarship
  • Tim Emberston 鈥21 鈥 Ox Bow Scholarship
  • Emily Lindbloom 鈥20 鈥 Anchor Art Merit Scholarship
  • Caleigh White 鈥20 鈥 Billy Mayer Memorial Scholarship
2018 Award Winners
 
  • Hannah Jacobs 鈥18 鈥 Herman Miller Award
  • Emily Lindbloom 鈥20 鈥 Herrel George Thomas Scholarship
  • Brianne Munch 鈥18 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Bri Derfiny 鈥19 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Audrey Salata 鈥19 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Kelly Ocock 鈥19 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Cherish Joe 鈥20, Krisia Rosa 鈥20 鈥 Stanley Harrington Award
  • Maddie Zimmerman 鈥20 鈥 John M. Wilson Art History Award
  • Bri Derfiny 鈥19 鈥 Ox Bow Scholarship
  • Hannah Jacobs 鈥18 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Kelly Ocock 鈥19 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Audrey Salata 鈥19 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Maria Brouwers 鈥19 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
2017 Award Winners
  • Olivia Lauritsen 鈥17 鈥 Herman Miller Award
  • Hannah Jacobs 鈥18, Julia Hines '18 鈥 Herrel George Thomas Scholarship
  • Emily Branca 鈥17 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Peter Anderson 鈥17 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Elizabeth Stuart 鈥18 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Carolyn Ellis 鈥18 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Audrey Salata 鈥19 鈥 Stanley Harrington Award
  • XiaoYu Fang 鈥17 鈥 John M. Wilson Art History Award
  • Katie Kooiker 鈥17 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Darwin Guillen 鈥17 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Joy Rhine 鈥17 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Hannah Jacobs 鈥18 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
2016 Award Winners
  • Rian Sayre 鈥16 鈥 Herman Miller Award
  • Katie Jaderholm 鈥16 鈥 Herrel George Thomas Scholarship
  • Joy Rhine 鈥17 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Olivia Lauritsen 鈥17 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Mariah Hunt 鈥16 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Evan Rodgers 鈥16 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Katie Kooiker 鈥 Stanley Harrington Award
  • Maxine Terry 鈥 John M. Wilson Art History Award
  • Katy Jaderholm 鈥16 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Samantha Grody 鈥16 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Mariah Hunt 鈥16 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Rian Sayre 鈥16 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
2015 Award Winners
  • Aaron Estelle 鈥15, Monica Dwyer 鈥15 鈥 Herrel George Thomas Scholarship
  • Erin Schregardus 鈥16 鈥 John M. Wilson Art History Award
  • Stephanie Harron 鈥15 鈥 Herman Miller Award
  • Mariah Hunt 鈥16 & Monica Czechowicz '16 - Jon F. Kay Award
  • Elizabeth Jaros '15 & Stephanie Harron 鈥15 鈥 Jon F. Kay Award
  • Rian Sayre 鈥16 鈥 Stanley Harrington Art Award
  • Evan Rodgers 鈥16 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Katy Jaderholm 鈥16 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Brant Biba 鈥15 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship
  • Stephanie Harron 鈥15 鈥 Kruizenga Scholarship