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 Awards is scheduled in conjunction with the Scholastic Art & 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.
Students in grades 7-12 (age 13 and up) submit their art which is then judged by a panel of local artists and art professionals. Artworks are eligible for the highest award of Gold Key, a Silver Key, or an Honorable Mention based on originality, technical skill, and an emergence of a personal vision. Along with going on to compete in the national competition, select works will be shown in a joint exhibition presented by the Nevada Museum of Art and The Lilley Museum of Art, the School of the Arts, and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Northern Nevada Award Announcement
February 5 – March 5, 2021
Gold Key Works
On view at Sheppard Contemporary / Church Fine Arts building, University of Nevada, Reno
Parking is available at the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, bottom floor.
American Visions Nominated Works
On view at Nevada Museum of Art / Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall
Virtual Award Ceremony
City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission
Nell J. Redfield Foundation
Wild Women Artists