This Outside the Frame - 2022 All High

Every year in February, Daemen University hosts All High Art Weekend, which consists of a Portfolio Scholarship Day and the All High Exhibition.

Portfolio Scholarships

Submission Deadline: February 5th - 12:00pm

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the arts, design, illustration, or animation, this is your opportunity to have your portfolio evaluated by Daemen professors and be in the running for a scholarship. 

Each year, two incoming students are chosen as Portfolio Scholars by the faculty based on the strength of their portfolio, academic potential, personal character, and leadership potential. Portfolio Scholarships are $5,000 and renewed annually provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA.

How to Submit

Students are asked to submit:

  1. A portfolio of 10-15 pieces of their best work
  2. A current high school transcript
  3. Two letters of recommendation OR one letter of recommendation and a brief statement of your artistic interests and goals

Scholarship Portfolios require more pieces than general admission portfolios.

Find out more or enter at

All High Exhibition

Artwork drop-off days: January 27th & 28th, 2:00 - 5:00
Awards ceremony: February 6th (Due to Covid-19 protocols this is an invitation-only event)
Exhibition open to public: February 7th - 25th

The All High Art Exhibition is a juried exhibition open to all high school juniors and seniors enrolled in secondary programs throughout the region. Applicants have the opportunity to exhibit their work in our online gallery, and $27,000 of annually renewable scholarships will be awarded across nine categories.

Art Exhibition Scholarships

Scholarships are renewed annually provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher.

  • Best in Show: $3,000
  • Best Illustration: $ 2,000
  • Best Graphic Design: $2,000
  • Best Painting: $2,000
  • Best Photography: $2,000
  • Best Print: $2,000
  • Best New Media: $2,000
  • Best 3D Work: $2,000
  • Honorable Mention: $1,000

Find out more or enter at

Contact the department for Visual & Performing Arts at

Or email VPA Chair Dr. Waterhouse at or Professor Longson at for more information.