Call for young artists: 2010 scholastic art awards now open

Nevada Museum of ArtThe Nevada Museum of Art is now accepting submissions for the 2010 Scholastic Art Awards competition, which seeks to recognize the country’s best young artists across 30 categories including design, fashion, illustration, painting, ceramics and more. All Northern Nevada students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to submit their work for the annual competition, no later than 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16.

Work by Chris Gibson
Work by Chris Gibson

Select award-winning works will be displayed in a month-long exhibition at the museum March 6 to April 3. All students are eligible for regional and national level awards, and scholarships are available to seniors. In 2009 there was a record number of more than 1000 entries from Northern Nevada students, especially in the senior art portfolio category. Scholarships were awarded to six high school seniors, and several national-level awards were granted including Damonte Ranch High School student Chris Gibson, whose work was selected for inclusion in the national poster and catalogue.

This year marks two new arts categories for young artists to apply: Video Games and Creativity & Citizenship. A full list of categories can be found at www.artandwriting.org.

All artwork must be registered online at www.artandwriting.org and submitted to the museum on CD-ROM. The deadline for submitting a CD-ROM of registered artwork for the regional competition is Friday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Work must be submitted according to the guidelines found at www.artandwriting.org.

The museum will be open and accepting entries through the Museum School/Security entrance from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16. Entries received after 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 16 cannot be considered for the awards. For more information on the competition, please contact Claire Muñoz, School Services and Outreach Manager at claire.munoz@nevadaart.org.

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The Nevada Museum of Art is a private, non-profit organization supported by the generosity of its membership as well as by sponsorships and grants. Through creative programming and scholarship, the museum provides the opportunity for people to encounter, engage and enjoy a diversity of art experiences.

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