Scholastic Art Awards 2020

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.

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 are 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 will be displayed concurrently in the Donald W Reynolds Grand Hall at the Museum.

Submissions for the 2020 Scholastic Art Awards are 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
Heidemarie Rochlin

Supporting Sponsors

Wild Women Artists


2020 Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition Opening Reception at the Holland Project
Friday, February 21, 2020 / 6 – 8 pm

Join us in celebrating the Gold Key award-winning students of 2020 and the opening of their exhibition at the Holland Project gallery at 140 Vesta Street in Reno. FREE Admission

2020 Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony at the Nevada Museum of Art
Thursday, February 27, 2020 / 6 – 7:30 pm

Gold and Silver Key award-winning students are presented with their awards and honored during this special ceremony at the Museum attended by family, teachers, friends, and members of the community.

All invited guests must RSVP to Jacque Dawson by February 13, 2020, 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