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.

The Future Looks Bright

The creativity of the amazing young people in our community shines. Since 1999, Northern Nevada middle and high school students have submitted their original artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards. The Museum is proud to host this prestigious national program that honors America’s most gifted young artists.

From more than 2,000 entries, a panel of judges selected five American Visions winners, 160 Gold Key winners, 317 Silver Key winners, and 801 Honorable Mentions. The top winners advanced to the national competition. We are pleased to announce that one of our regional winners received two national medals. Read more about them below.

It’s not only the winners who deserve recognition. All of the students who participate demonstrate true courage by putting something of themselves into their creative work and sharing it with all of us. The teachers that encourage and inspire them to create also deserve an abundance of appreciation.

See highlights from this year’s award ceremony.

View a list of all the Northern Nevada regional winners.

Zoe Mansfield wins National Gold and American Visions Medals

Artist Zoe Mansfield’s work Theodora won not one, but two, national medals, the most prestigious honor an American teen can receive for their creative work. Learn more about this young artist by watching the KTVN Channel 2 News story below.

Rewatch the 2020 Ceremony

From the moving speeches to the cheering crowd, the Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony will make you smile. And you just might see someone you know.

The Holland Project

The Museum proudly partners with The Holland Project on many teen initiatives, including the Scholastic Art Awards exhibition. Select Gold Key winning artworks were recently on view at Holland, while the American Visions works were displayed in the Museum. 

View images from Holland here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We are able to advance arts education in our community thanks to the contribution of partners like those that supported the 2020 Scholastic Art Awards:

City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission
Nell J. Redfield Foundation
Heidemarie Rochlin

Supporting Sponsors
Wild Women Artists