February 7–March 22, 2015
Each year students in grades 7–12 compete to have their artwork recognized in the Scholastic Art Awards—and placed on view in the Museum. A jury of artists, art professionals, and teachers review the nearly two thousand entries to select those works that will be honored. Artwork is submitted in the categories of Architecture, Ceramics and Glass, Comic Art, Computer Art, Drawing, Fashion, Film and Animation, Graphic Design, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Product Design, and Sculpture. In this year’s Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition, more than 375 artworks will be on view and will once again delight visitors with the talent of the area’s youth.
Students whose artwork has earned an award are recognized in awards ceremonies at the Museum. The Silver Key is a statewide award; artworks receiving a Gold Key Award go on to compete for Silver and Gold Medals at the national level, with entries from more than seventy-five other competitions throughout the United States.
The Scholastic Art Awards program has been acknowledging excellence in the visual arts and encouraging the artistic endeavors of young people throughout the United States for over eighty-five years. Many award winners go on to achieve distinction in the fields of fine and applied arts and design and credit the early recognition they received as participants in the Scholastic Art Awards.
Sponsored by the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Heller Family in memory of their parents, James K. and Avis M. Heller; The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Flesch Family Fund; Ray and Sue Kehm; James and Carol Wiensch; Vanguard Computers, Inc. and CompURent; and an anonymous donor
Luke Mizer, Toward the Light, 2014 Gold Key Award in Photography. Age 17, Wauwatosa East HS, Kelly Frederick Mizer Instructor.