Farmington Hills teen wins $4K scholarship in art competition

Sheena Khan of Farmington, a junior at Detroit Country Day, received a $4,000 college scholarship as a winner in this Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) 2019 Regional High School Art Competition (RHSAC).

She plans to study at Ferris State University’s Kendall College of Art & Design. You can see her work during the free exhibition of student works open now through June 6:

Cleopatra Gold Cuff Bracelet and Ring Set
Cleopatra Gold Cuff Bracelet and Ring Set (contributed)
The Golden Tiger
The Golden Tiger (contributed)

Juried by Sue O’Connor, the 2019 RHSAC exhibition includes 78 total works, selected from more than 230 entries, created across all mediums by Michigan student artists in grades 9-12. Of those works, 41 were honored with scholarships and prizes totaling more than $415,000.

“The Regional High School Art Competition is always so inspiring, seeing the unique viewpoints of young student artists each year,” Annie VanGelderen, BBAC president and CEO, said in a press release. “When you walk the exhibit, it’s easy to forget that some of the works are created by students as young as 14. It’s exciting to think where they will go from here.”

Winners of the annual RHSAC come from schools throughout SE Michigan. A complete listing of honorees, including hometown, school, grade, title of winning work and scholarship/prize, as well as thumbnail images, is available HERE.

The BBAC gallery, 1516 S. Cranbrook Road in Birmingham, is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All BBAC exhibits are free and open to the public.