Regular Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: 4509 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA 23529
Phone: (757) 683-6271

The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries exhibit works by nationally and internationally recognized self-taught artists, contemporary artists working in all media, and local and regional artists connected with Old Dominion University.

The ODU Art Department welcomes submissions for the 2023 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Workshop Scholarship. Located in Gatlinburg TN, Arrowmont offers workshops from nationally and internationally renowned instructors in Painting/Drawing, Photography, Clay, Fiber/Textile, Wood, and Metal/Enamel medias.

Two recipients will each be awarded a one-week workshop of their choosing at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts during the Summer or Fall of 2023. This award includes a waived workshop fee, waived application fee, meals and dormitory housing during their workshop stay. Each awardee will also receive a $300.00 stipend upon completion of their workshop.

Should a recipient choose a two-week class, the recipient is responsible for all additional workshop, meal and housing fees. This award does not cover travel and material expenses.

This scholarship opportunity is open to all students taking classes in the Art Department during the submission period from Fall 2022 until Spring 2023. All media will be considered, and students are encouraged to submit up to five (5) works for consideration.

Applicants should review the 2023 workshop offerings here before completing the application.

All submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 5th, 2023. Notification emails will be sent by Sunday, March 5th, 2023.

“My time at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts was an invaluable experience. Within the one-week workshop, I learned a plethora of knowledge that will further influence and advance my art making process. Being amongst other working artists from different places around the country was a great opportunity to gain new perspectives and receive advice on life as a working artist and/or art student. It was very special to work alongside and learn from a community of people who share a similar passion for art. While it was a great adventure, it also had its own set of positive challenges, and I feel like I walked away from the experience with a deeper understanding of my artistic identity, work ethic, and newly fueled inspiration.”

-Amber Pierce, 2022 recipient

Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to

The ODU Art Department is issuing an open call for submissions for its 2023-2024 Scholarship Competition.

The Scholarship Competition is open to all Art Department majors with at least one semester of coursework remaining and less than 180 total academic credits by the time of graduation.* A variety of scholarships are available for both Studio Art and Art History.

Scholarship types will be awarded based on artistic merit of work submitted and a combination of concentration, GPA, enrollment, and financial need according to the specifications of available scholarships. All media will be considered, and students are encouraged to submit up to five (5) works. A series of pieces will be considered as a single work.

Students who apply for need based scholarships must fill out a FAFSA prior to submitting to the Scholarship Competition. Please respond thoroughly to all questions to be considered for different scholarships.

*The maximum allowable time to be eligible for most financial aid programs for a full-time undergraduate student cannot exceed 180 credits attempted, including transfer credits. Students attending less than full-time will be eligible for aid for semesters registered, not to exceed the equivalent of ten (10) full-time semesters. The maximum allowable time to be eligible for financial aid for a full-time Master's degree is three (3) years and for a full-time Doctoral degree four (4) years.

All submissions for the Scholarship Competition are due by 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.  The recipients will be notified by the Financial Office and an awards ceremony will take place at the opening reception of the Spring Senior Exhibition in the Gordon Art Galleries.

Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries