The Scholastic Art Awards: 2011 Wisconsin Regional Exhibition


February 5–March 6, 2011

Discover the outstanding artistic talents of our area’s youth. This annual exhibition features over 325 works of art created by students in grades 7–12 from throughout Wisconsin for you to explore, contemplate, discuss, and enjoy! A jury of twenty-four art professionals selected the works on view from more than twelve hundred entries in the categories of Architecture, Ceramics & Glass, Comic Art, Design, Digital Art, Drawing, Fashion, Film & Animation, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Video Games.

Award-winning students are recognized at awards ceremonies in Windhover Hall. The Silver Key Award denotes special statewide recognition; artworks receiving a Gold Key Award go on to compete at the national level, with entries from over seventy other regional competitions throughout the nation. Students whose work receives a Silver or Gold Medal at the national level are honored at Carnegie Hall in May. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, located in New York City, oversees the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program nationally.

The Scholastic Art Awards have been recognizing and encouraging excellence in the visual arts throughout the United States for over eighty years. Since 1976, the Wisconsin Regional component has been hosted by the Milwaukee Art Museum, where thousands of young people and their teachers have been encouraged and inspired in their artistic endeavors. Many winners of the Scholastic Art Awards go on to achieve distinction in the fields of fine and applied arts and design, and credit the early recognition they received as participants in the Scholastic Art Awards.

Sponsored by the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum Docents, the Marc & Karen Flesch Memorial Fund, James Heller in memory of Avis Heller, Ray and Sue Kehm, James and Carol Wiensch, and an anonymous donor

Gallery Talk
Tues, Feb 8, 1:30 pm
With exhibition coordinator Helena Ehlke


Credits

Emma Neshek, Contemplation, 2010 Gold Key in Sculpture, Arrowhead HS, Hartland

Emma Svenson, Pond Reflection, 2010 Gold Key in Painting, Middleton HS

Erika Flynn, Obtaining Youth, 2010 Gold Key in Photography, Aquinas HS, LaCrosse

Tewosret Vaughn, Grassy Diffusion, 2010 Gold Key in Photography, Middleton HS