Scholastic Art Awards at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Seniors, Maggie C and Lauren H, were recognized in front of a large audience for earning a Gold Key Award for their art. Maggie earned a Gold Key for her sequential art and Lauren earned three Gold Keys for jewerly, mixed media sculpture and design. Their work will advanced to the national level in New York. Over 2000 student entries from across the state of Wisconsin were submitted and 430 pieces were selected to be exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This exhibition ends March 17, 2014. 

OVERVIEW

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, and many more.

Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts organizations across the country to bring The Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

In the last five years alone, students submitted nearly 900,000 original works of art and writing. During that period, more than 60 top arts institutes and colleges have partnered with the Awards to make $40 million in scholarships and financial aid available to regional and national Scholastic Award winners.

Art Students Awarded a Scholastic Art Gold Key

Dive In Maggie C Scholastic Gold Key

Students Maggie C, grade 12, and Lauren H, grade 12, will be awarded a Scholastic Art Gold Key Award in February. A Gold Key Award is the highest honor given to a student for a work of art. These students will be recognized during the Scholastic Art Ceremony at the Milwaukee Art Museum on February 8 at 10:30am.  

About Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious program for creative teens in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King and John Updike.
The process begins across the country as young artists and writers in grades 7-12 submit work in 28 categories of art and writing to a network of regional affiliates who present award ceremonies and exhibits for selected works on a local level.  Gold Keys, the highest awards, are then submitted from each region for national adjudication. By luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients.   National Gold and Silver Medal winning students and their teachers receive national recognition, and are invited to attend the exhibit in New York and award ceremony at Carnegie Hall.
In the last five years alone, students submitted nearly 900,000 original works of art and writing. During that period, more than 60 top art institutes and colleges have partnered with the Awards to make $40 million in scholarships and financial aid available to regional and national Scholastic Award winners.