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.
Every year, students submit their art which is evaluated by a panel of judges made up of local artists and art professionals. Exceptional works are awarded Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention. Gold Key artworks advance to compete in the national Scholastic Art Awards competition. Select Gold Key works were also shown in an exhibition at the Holland Project Gallery at 140 Vesta Street in Reno, February 22 through March 20, 2020. American Visions Nominees are displayed concurrently in the Donald W Reynolds Grand Hall at the Museum.
Please note that the American Visions artwork at the Museum will be on view for an extended time. This extension does not apply to the Gold Key exhibition at the Holland Project.
Submissions for the 2020 Scholastic Art Awards were due by December 12. Click here to learn more about the submission process.
Congratulations to the award winners for the Scholastic Art Awards 2020!
City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission
Nell J. Redfield Foundation
Wild Women Artists