30th Annual Misty Dailey Awards — Now accepting applications!
Applications are now open for the 30th Annual Misty Dailey Awards! The Art and Art History Department, together with the Dailey Family, annually recognize and award exceptional work by Georgetown University Art and Art History students. The awards honor the memory of Frances Louise “Misty” Dailey, an art major at Georgetown, who passed away in 1978 during her senior year. Her family has long supported the arts at Georgetown, and endows these awards in Misty’s name. More information about Misty can be found on our page Dailey Awards (1993 — present).
The Misty Dailey Awards
The Misty Dailey Awards were created for graduating majors and minors in the arts and were first awarded in 1993. Stipends of up to $500 are awarded to students for outstanding Art History research papers, short form papers, and outstanding senior projects of majors in Studio Art. Applicants must be seniors with a declared major and/or minor in Art History and/or major in Studio Art. Outside jurors in Art History and Studio Art decide the winning work in their respective disciplines. Applications are due by noon, Monday, March 21st, 2022.
Studio Art awards are open to graduating Seniors with a declared major in Art. Studio work is automatically considered for the awards when students submit it for consideration for the Senior exhibition. Only students with artwork included in the annual Majors exhibition in the Art Galleries will be considered. No application form is required.
Art History awards are open to graduating Seniors with a declared major and/or minor in Art History. Students will submit only one paper to be judged by an outside juror. Papers may be written in either your junior or senior year. Majors may submit a research paper or short paper. Minors may not submit a research paper. A completed application form must be submitted with the essay.
The Dailey Family Travel Award
NOTE: The 2020 and 2021 Dailey Family Travel Awards were not awarded. Please see the Dailey Family Discovery Award instead.
The Dailey Family Discovery Award
The Department of Art & Art History invites majors and minors in Art or Art History to apply for the Dailey Family Discovery Award to support individual research or creative projects. This year, the Discovery Award replaces the annual Dailey Family Travel Award, given continuing travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Discovery Award provides a stipend of up to $500 for expenses to pursue a project of a student’s choice. Applicants should develop brief proposals in consultation with a faculty member who will supervise the project. More information can be found on the application. Applications are due by noon, Monday, March 21st, 2022.
The applicant must be a declared major or minor in Studio Art or Art History. The awardee must use the funds during Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023. A completed application form must be submitted along with an essay of up to 500 words (1-2 typed, double-spaced pages) describing your project and the proposed items or services for which you seek support.
The Dailey Family Award in Art, Diversity, and Healing
The Department of Art and Art History invites applications for the Dailey Family Award in Art, Diversity, and Healing. The award recognizes student research, creative work, or related projects that effectively explore themes of race, difference, and diversity. Applications are due by noon, Monday, March 21st, 2022.
Any undergraduate paper or project produced for a course in the Department of Art and Art History may be submitted for consideration. Work submitted for consideration will have been produced for an undergraduate course in the Department of Art and Art History between January 2021 and April 2022. Students may submit only one work for the award, but may (pending eligibility) also submit work for other Dailey awards.