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 1,100 submissions are evaluated annually by a panel of judges made up of local artists and art professionals and exceptional work is awarded either a Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention. Gold Key artwork goes on to compete in the national Scholastic Art Awards completion. Select award winning regional entries are exhibited in a month long exhibition, which will be held at the Holland Project Gallery at 140 Vesta Street in Reno. Regional award winners are invited to attend an awards ceremony at the Museum attended by over 400 students, parents, teachers and members of the community. National award winners are invited to attend an awards ceremony in New York City.
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Submissions for the 2013 Scholastic Art Awards are currently being accepted. All work must be digitally uploaded to www.artandwriting.org by January 19, 2013. Completed submission forms and fees are due on January 19, 2013, and must be delivered to:
Nevada Museum of Art
Attn: Jacque Dawson
160 West Liberty Street
Reno, NV 89501
For additional information on the submission guidelines, categories and deadlines or to begin the submission process, please visit: www.artandwriting.org.
If you have questions about The Scholastic Art Awards, please contact Jacque Dawson, Nell J. Redfield School Services Manager, by email or at 775.398.7253.