February 6–March 21, 2010
Year after year, this outstanding annual exhibition continues to delight, featuring the artistic talents of our community’s youth. Discover over 350 works of art created by students in grades 7–12 from throughout Wisconsin. A jury of twenty-four art professionals selected the works from more than 1,200 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 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 June.
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 a participant in Scholastic.
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
Tues, Feb 9, 1:30 pm
With exhibition coordinator Helena Ehlke
Hannah Smiltneek, Griffins: Emmett & Sorrel, 2009. Gold Key Award and Barbara Brown Lee Award in Sculpture. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki
Joshua Schroeder, Incised Green Bowl, 2008 Gold Key Award in Ceramics. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki
Corina Holt, Darkroom Print, 2008 Gold Key Award in Photography. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki
Morgan Janssen, Novaeangliae, 2009 Gold Key Award in Sculpture. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki