What is Art? - Artists Frame Service Scholarship

Marc Chagall once said, “art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” Pablo Picasso, meanwhile, thought that “art is a lie that makes us realize truth,” whereas Paul Cezanne contemplated that the definition of art might be “the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul.” Or, as Marcel Duchamp’s infamous “Fountain” exhibition of 1917 tried to show, maybe art is just anything that’s displayed in a museum or gallery—or even your home.

At Artists Frame Service, we believe that art is in the eye of the beholder and that it can be anything you want it to be. That belief is reflected in the wide variety of art that we’ve framed for our clients over the years—from limited edition prints to acrylic paintings, even sports jerseys or needlework.

But now, we want to hear from aspiring artists of all types: what do you think art is, and what does it mean to you?

Artists Frame Service is proud to announce our What is Art? scholarship through which we’ll award a scholarship prize of $1,000 to an art student who best describes what art means to them.

Our scholarship is open to art students of all mediums, from graphic design to visual art and anything in between. 

To apply for our scholarship, please answer the question, 
“What is art, and what does it mean to you?” in one of the following ways:

  • A 500+ word essay

  • A visual representation in the medium of your choice (please include a short 50-100 word description to accompany the entry)

*Entry into this scholarship is now closed.