Scholastic Art Awards 2016

Since 1999, Northern Nevada middle and high school students have been invited to submit their artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards competition. The Museum’s annual presentation of the Scholastic Art Awards is scheduled in conjunction with the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national program designed to identify America’s most gifted young artists and writers. This program has honored some of our nation’s most celebrated artists including Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Michael Sarich, Cindy Sherman, Robert Redford and Andy Warhol.

More than 1,400 submissions were evaluated this year by a panel of judges made up of local artists and art professionals. Exceptional works were awarded Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mentions. Gold Key artwork goes on to compete in the national Scholastic Art Awards competition. Select award-winning regional entries are exhibited in a month long exhibition at the Holland Project Gallery at 140 Vesta Street in Reno. American Visions Nominees will be displayed in the Donald W Reynolds Grand Hall at the Museum.

All award winners are invited to a ceremony at the Museum attended by over 400 students, parents, teachers and members of the community. National award winners have the opportunity to attend a ceremony in New York City.

View the complete list of regional winners: Scholastic Art Awards 2016.

Title sponsorship provided by Bank of America. Additional support provided by City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, Amerco, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, and the Wild Women Artists.

Michelle Je, WOW, McQueen High School, 12th grade. Drawing, 11 x 14 inches, Gold Key Award.

Anne-Korin Draper, gender binary, TMCC Magnet High School, 11th grade. Painting, 18 x 14 inches, Gold Key Award, American Visions Nominee.



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