February 13, 2015
Juried work by middle- and high school students allow for national recognition
The Milwaukee Art Museum’s annual exhibition of works by Wisconsin students grades 7–12 is now on view. Over 3,000 individual artworks from 116 schools across the state participated in the Scholastic Art Awards – Wisconsin in 2015.
Gold and Silver Key winning artists are on display in Schroeder Galleria now through March 22, 2015. The Scholastic Art Awards – Wisconsin competition and exhibition is the regional section of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Program, conducted by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. In awards ceremonies on February 14, student artists will be awarded 201 individual Gold Keys which forwards them on to the National Scholastic Art Awards Competition, and 171 Silver Keys, which allows for statewide recognition of their work. A complete list of winners from Madison can be found beginning on the next page.
“It is a privilege to see the work of these young artists and to be a part of their experience in the Scholastic Art Awards,” said Daniel Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. “With so much talent, I have no doubt that choosing the winners was hard for our jury, and I look forward to seeing some of these same artists competing again next year.”
The Scholastic Art Awards are sponsored by the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Heller Family in memory of their parents, James K. and Avis M. Heller, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Flesch Family Fund, Ray and Sue Kehm, James and Carol Wiensch, Vanguard Computers, Inc. and CompURent, and an anonymous donor.