The Regional Scholastic Art Awards program has been keeping me busy recently.
I want to note that I do not make a habit of posting student art, as I have here. I am able to communicate directly with the teachers who allow me to show their work, but would not do the same with student who don’t know me from Adam. Since the Scholastic Art Awards are all about student art, I thought it would be appropriate to share one of our distinguished award winners. Although it is assumed by law and does not need to be stated, I will note that all copy rights are reserved by the student artist.
See there! I thought all I was going to do today is share the press release about the regional award winners, but I had a couple comments to add after all.
Here’s the latest news for our region. Winners from regions across the country should be announced by Monday, February 2 if they have not been announced already.
Best of luck to those who are waiting to hear the results in your region!
Middle and high school students enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have won a total of 524 awards in the Regional Scholastic Art Awards program sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. Winning artwork will displayed at Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale from Friday, February 6, to Thursday, March 5, with an award ceremony on Wednesday, February 25.
From over 2,400 entries from FCPS students, 158 Gold Keys, 164 Silver Keys, and 202 Honorable Mentions were awarded for outstanding drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, digital art, design, architecture, jewelry, fashion, film and animation, mixed media artworks, and portfolios. Winners came from every FCPS secondary and high school, Mountain View Alternative High School, and 20 middle schools.
Gold Key award-winning entries will be submitted to the national Scholastic Art Awards competition, where students are awarded national Gold and Silver medals, as well as monetary awards and scholarships. National awards will be announced in April, and an exhibit of the national winners’ works will be on display in New York later this year.
The Scholastic Art Awards program is the largest, longest-running recognition program of its kind in the United States. Established in 1923, the awards have recognized students who have become some of our nation’s most celebrated artists, including Richard Avedon, Robert Indiana, Phillip Pearlstein, and Andy Warhol. Visual arts categories include architecture, art portfolio, ceramics and glass, comic art, design, digital art, drawing, fashion, film and animation, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. More than 200,000 students participate in the program across the country, and more than 50,000 students receive regional awards and exhibition opportunities.
A complete list of winners can be found online.
For more information about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, go to www.artandwriting.org and read these resent posts from me on related topics: