We proudly present the 2021-2022 Art Royalty:
From left: Iris Dominguez (Art Queen), Ashley Edwards, Logan Tanner, Benjamin Tenney, Jack Nemelka, Logan Garnica (Art King), Lilly Brower, Jaylyn Reid
The 2022-2023 Art Royalty Application is now open, and will close on May 14th, 2022 at 5pm. Art Royalty is open to any rising high school senior who resides in either Springville or Mapleton.
What is Art Royalty?
The Springville Museum of Art Royalty is a position of prestige, honor, and opportunity in Springville. It is a tradition that has been carried and continued for many years and is a part of Springville’s culture.
The electing of Art Royalty began in 1907 for the students at Springville High School. In the early days, the junior high and high school were combined, and the students would raise money to purchase their favorite painting or sculpture for the Museum’s Permanent Collection. A young lady was nominated from each class, and the class that raised the most money would also get to have their representative as Art Queen. The Art Queen winner would present the chosen art piece in an honorary assembly.
Today, members of Art Royalty act as ambassadors to the Museum and are eligible to receive scholarships for their service. To be considered for Art Royalty interested students must fill out applications* asking about their school and extracurricular activities, service, involvement in arts-related activities, and how they would promote the Museum as a member of the Art Royalty. The applications are submitted to the Museum and the finalists are chosen through an anonymous panel.
Finalists will be will be notified via email and will receive details about their interview and art presentation** time and location. As part of their application, finalists will need to participate in one of the following Art City Days events:
CelebrARTE- Sat. June 4, 3:00-11:00pm
Children’s Art Festival- Fri. June 10, 8:00am-3:00pm
(You will sign up for a shift within these time frames.)
Interview and presentation panelists will select the new Art Royalty. Newly selected members of the Art Royalty will be recognized at an invite-only crowning ceremony which will be held at the Stewart Sculpture Garden on Saturday, June 25th. These selected members will serve on Art Royalty for 12 months.
Important Dates and Application Details:
Monday, March 14th – Online application opens
Saturday, May 7th – Art Ball (optional)
Saturday, May 14th – Online application closes
Friday, May 20th – Art Royalty Finalists notified through email by 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 31st – Art Royalty Workshop/Q&A
*Saturday, June 4th or Friday, June 10th – CelebrARTE or Children’s Art Festival (must attend one or the other)
*Tuesday, June 14th – Art Royalty finalist interviews and art presentations
Friday, June 17th – Final Art Royalty members notified through email by 5:00pm
*Saturday, June 25th – Art Royalty Crowning Ceremony, Stewart Sculpture Garden, Invite only
*Wednesday July 6th – First Art Royalty Meeting
*These events are mandatory.
This schedule and details are subject to change, contingent upon local, state, and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Art Royalty is an inclusive opportunity, applications are open to all high school seniors.
**As part of the interview process, applicants will choose an artwork to give a 3-5 minute presentation about to a panel of Museum employees. Applicants should plan on selecting a work that is currently on display in the galleries of the Museum's Upper Level:
- Grand Ambitions
- From Student to Studio
- Looking Back: Revisiting the 2002 Olympic Exhibition
- 98th Annual Spring Salon (opening April 27, 2022)
Applicants are encouraged to come to the Museum to select a piece that is on display before submitting their application. The title and artist of an applicant's selected artwork is a required question on the application form.
Please click here to access a preparation guide that should help you create your presentation. Finalists will give their presentation at the Museum, in front of their selected piece, as part of the interview process.