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In partnership with the Holland Project, a local all-ages arts and music initiative, the Nevada Museum of Art presents the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards, an exhibition that celebrates the artistic achievements of Northern Nevada middle and high school students. The Scholastic Art Awards competition seeks to recognize the country’s best young artists across 17 categories including Design, Fashion, Illustration, Painting, Ceramics and more. More than 1,100 submissions were made in 2012 by Northern Nevada students in grades seven through twelve for the annual national competition, now in its 89th year.
The 310 works selected for Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards will be on view in two joint exhibitions between the Nevada Museum of Art and Holland Project Gallery:
- Jurors selected the top five pieces as nominees for the American Visions national award. These five pieces will be on display at the Nevada Museum of Art March 3 through April 1, with a digital screening of all award winning works on view in the Atrium. The Museum, located at 160 West Liberty Street in Reno, is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 5pm, and until 8pm on Thursdays. Admission to the Museum’s Atrium space is free.
- More than 100 Gold Key award-winning works will be displayed in a month-long exhibition at the Holland Project Gallery March 3 through 30. A digital screening of all award winning works will be on view in the gallery space. Holland Project Gallery, located at 140 Vesta Street in Reno, is open Tuesday through Friday, 3 – 6pm. Admission to the Holland Project Gallery is free.
A Special Preview Reception takes place Friday, March 2 at 6 pm at the Holland Project Gallery.
The Opening Ceremony takes place Saturday, March 3 at 10 am at the Nevada Museum of Art.
Sponsorship for the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards Northern Nevada region is provided by U.S. Bankcorp Foundation, Michael and Tammy Dermody, with additional scholarships provided by Wild Women Artists and Sierra Watercolor Society.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is an annual event that identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience. The event is organized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization.
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. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, late on Thursdays until 8 pm. The galleries, Museum Store and Café Musée are closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays.