Museum seeks gifted young artists for competition

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Wendy Zhou, age 17, was a Silver Medalist with “Wallflower,” 2014.

The Nevada Museum of Art encourages Northern Nevada’s middle and high school students to submit artworks for the Scholastic Art Awards competition. This annual competition provides young artists opportunities for regional and national recognition as well as scholarships. All entries are due by January 15 and should be registered and uploaded to artandwriting.org.

Since 1999, Northern Nevada middle and high school students have submitted their artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards competition.

The Museum’s annual presentation of the Scholastic Art Awards is scheduled in conjunction with The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, a national program designed to identify America’s most gifted young artists and writers.

This program has honored some of our nation’s most celebrated artists including Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath, Michael Sarich, Cindy Sherman, Robert Redford and Andy Warhol.

More than 1,100 submissions are evaluated annually by a panel of judges made up of local artists and art professionals. Exceptional work is awarded either a Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention. Gold Key artwork goes on to compete in the national Scholastic Art Awards completion.

Select award winning regional entries are exhibited in a month long exhibition, which will be held at the Holland Project Gallery at 140 Vesta Street in Reno, March 14 through April 10, 2015.

Regional award winners are invited to attend an awards ceremony at the Museum attended by over 400 students, parents, teachers and members of the community. National award winners are invited to attend an awards ceremony in New York City.

Overseeing the regional Scholastic Art Awards competition for Northern Nevada underscores the Nevada Museum of Art’s ongoing commitment to education. Further, the program allows the Museum to continue an ongoing partnership with The Holland Project, a local youth arts organization.

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The 2015 Scholastic Art Awards exhibition will be shown at The Holland Project’s gallery space located at 140 Vesta Street celebrated with an opening reception. The Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery will continue to host the awards ceremony and will have a digital display of all award-winning artwork at the Museum.

For more information on how to enter click here.

The 2015 Scholastic Art Awards is generously sponsored by U.S. Bancorp Foundation and the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission. Additional scholarships provided by the Wild Women Artists.

The Nevada Museum of Art is a museum of ideas. The only accredited art museum in the state, it 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 6 pm, late on Thursdays until 8 pm, and closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays. Admission is FREE for members, $10 General Admission, $8 Student / Senior, $1 children 6 to 12 years and free for children 5 and under. Annual Museum Membership starts at just $30.

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