2022 Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition
The annual exhibition that celebrates young talent in our state is back on-site this year. More than 300 artworks by Wisconsin students in grades 7–12 will be featured in the 2022 Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition at the Museum. The juried exhibition is drawn from some 2,000 submissions in the categories of Architecture & Industrial Design, Ceramics & Glass, Comic Art, Design, Digital Art, Drawing & Illustration, Editorial Cartoon, Expanded Projects, Fashion, Film & Animation, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Senior Art Portfolios.
The Scholastic Art Awards program acknowledges excellence in the visual arts and encourages the artistic endeavors of young people throughout the United States. The Silver Key Award denotes statewide recognition. Artworks with a Gold Key later compete at the national level, in New York. Many award winners go on to achieve distinction in the fine arts, applied arts, and design, often crediting their success to the early recognition they received as participants in Scholastic. A number of artists represented in the Museum’s collection were Scholastic Art Award recipients, including Nancy Burkert, Robert Indiana, David Lenz, JoAnna Poehlmann, Cy Twombly, Tom Uttech, and Andy Warhol. The Museum has hosted the Scholastic Art Awards for the Wisconsin region since 1976.
- Armarion Julien, A Crow Hat, 2021. National American Visions Award and Gold Medal in Fashion. Grade 11, Pius XI Catholic High School, Milwaukee, Cathy Burnett, instructor