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2018 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.

More than 2,200 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 goes on to compete in the national Scholastic Art Awards competition. Select award-winning regional entries will be 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.

2018 Awards: Northern Nevada Awards  |  National Awards


Bank of America and the Hearst Foundations

Additional support

City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission
The Nell J. Redfield Foundation
The Wild Women Artists


2018 Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday February 2, 2018 / 6 – 8 pm

Join us in celebrating the Gold Key award-winning students of 2018 and the opening of their exhibition at the Holland Project gallery at 140 Vesta Street in Reno. FREE Admission

2018 Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony

Thursday February 8, 2018 / 6 – 7 pm

Please join us in honoring the winners of the Scholastic Art Awards 2018. All award winners are invited to this ceremony at the Museum attended by students, parents, teachers and members of the community. Due to limited space, award-winning students may bring up to two guests and educators may bring one guest. FREE Admission