Due to construction, Museum parking may be limited at the time of your visit. Look for additional parking in free or metered spaces along nearby streets.

Scholastic Art Awards 2024 Gold Key Works

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, followed by 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, the School of the Arts, and the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno.

2024 Award Recipients

American Visions Nominated Works
Nevada Museum of Art | E.L. Cord Museum School
January 31 – February 28, 2024
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday | 10 am – 6 pm

Gold Key Works
Sheppard Contemporary | Church Fine Arts, University of Nevada, Reno
January 31 – February 28, 2024
Gallery Hours: Thursday and Friday | 4 – 7 pm
Saturday | 10 am – 2 pm
Parking is available at the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, bottom floor.

Award Ceremony
Nightingale Concert Hall | Church Fine Arts, University of Nevada, Reno
Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 6 – 7 pm

We invite Gold and Silver Key award recipients to be honored during this special ceremony. Invited guests are required to RSVP by February 14, 2024.


The Hearst Foundations
Nell J. Redfield Foundation
Heidimarie Rochlin
RBC Wealth Management
Wild Women Artists