January 31–March 8, 2009
Schroeder Galleria & Pieper Gallery
The Scholastic Art Awards have been recognizing and encouraging excellence in the visual arts across the United States for over eighty years. Since 1976, the Wisconsin Regional component has been hosted by the Milwaukee Art Museum, where thousands of students in grades 7–12 and their teachers have been encouraged and inspired in their artistic endeavors.
This year’s exciting exhibition will feature more than 350 artworks created by students from throughout Wisconsin. The works have been selected, through the education department, by a jury of twenty-four art professionals from over 1,500 entries in the categories of Animation, Apparel Design, Ceramics & Glass, Computer Art, Digital Imagery, Drawing, Graphic Design, Graphic Story, Installation Environmental Design, Jewelry Design, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Plans and Models, Printmaking, Product Design, Sculpture, and Video & Film.
The Silver Key Award denotes special statewide recognition; Gold Key Award–winning artworks continue on to the national competition, along with those from over sixty-five 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 New York City in June.
Sponsored by the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum Docents, the Marc and Karen Flesch Memorial Fund, James Heller in memory of Avis Heller, Ray and Sue Kehm with matching funds from AT&T, James and Carol Wiensch, and an anonymous donor
Claire Rindo, Grasping for Words, 2008 Gold Key in Sculpture
Elias Lindau, Dearth, 2008 Gold Key in Jewelry
Emily Schudrowitz, Remembrance, 2008 Gold Key in Digital Imagery
Kevin Katner, Apple, 2008 Gold Key in Painting