Since 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Award program has sought to encourage, foster, and reward creativity in our nation’s classrooms and to confer recognition on emerging talent. The Scholastic Art Awards represents the most comprehensive national annual assessment of the creative spirit among American teens. Three core values have not changed since the Awards inception: freedom of expression, a blind jury process, and work criteria based on originality, technical proficiency, and emergence of personal voice. The Awards have an impressive legacy, with a roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates and many more.
2013 Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Exhibition
This year the Central Ohio region received roughly 814 individual submissions and 74 portfolio submissions from schools throughout Ashland, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, Richland, & Morrow counties. 138 works were given an Honorable Mention, 68 pieces were given Silver Key Awards and only 50 works were given Gold Key Awards. (Silver and Gold Key winners represent the top 14% of all entries). The Silver Key Award denotes regional honors; artworks receiving a Gold Key Award go on to compete at the national level.
Eleven students from New Albany High School had their work selected for this prestigious exhibition. Two students had two of their works selected.
The exhibition is on display at the Columbus College of Art and Design, Canzani Center located at 60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, from January 18 – February 2. An awards ceremony will be held on January 27.
Hannah Taylor – Printmaking
Abby Robbertz – Fashion Design
Silver Key Award
Abby Fox – Printmaking
Meghan Jays – Silk Scarf
Juli Sasaki – Painting
Alison Schaffir – Printmaking
Rebecca Brown – Printmaking
Alyssa Seneviratne – Printmaking
Emily Sproule – Painting