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2019 Scholastic Art Awards

Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall | Floor 1

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.

This year 2,282 submissions were evaluated 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 advances to compete in the national Scholastic Art Awards competition. Select Gold Key works will be shown in an exhibition at the Holland Project Gallery at 140 Vesta Street in Reno February 22 through March 15, 2019. American Visions Nominees will be displayed concurrently in the Donald W Reynolds Grand Hall at the Museum.

2019 N. NV Awards


City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission
NV Energy
Nell J. Redfield Foundation

Supporting Sponsors

Wild Women Artists


2019 Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition Opening Reception at the Holland Project
Friday, February 22, 2019 / 6 – 8 pm

Join us in celebrating the Gold Key award-winning students of 2019 and the opening of their exhibition at the Holland Project gallery at 140 Vesta Street in Reno. FREE Admission

2019 Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony at the Nevada Museum of Art
Thursday, March 14, 2019 / 6 – 7:30 pm

We invite Gold and Silver Key award-winning students to be honored during this special ceremony at the Museum attended by family, teachers, friends, and members of the community.

All invited guests are required to RSVP to Jacque Dawson by March 1, 2019 to attend. Due to limited space, Gold and Silver Key award-winning students may RSVP with up to two guests and educators may bring one guest. FREE Admission