orange popsicles

Popsicle by Chloe Siekmeier

Riot by Lily Xie

Riot by Lily Xie

Sculpture of a woman's torso

Broken Woman Body by Odette Tisseglo

Equus by Samantha Pursley

Equus by Samantha Pursley

feather cuff bracelet

Feather cuff by Owen Barnhart

The Star of Gemini, Quinn Hackenbrg

The Star of Gemini by Quinn Hackenbrg

2017 Scholastic Art Awards Showcase on View

Through March 23, 2017

Annually, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers partners with visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country and brings the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards to local communities. Students in grades 7-12 apply and submit their work in 19 different categories in art and writing while panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

The Denver Art Museum has senior portfolio winners and award winners in ceramics and jewelry on display on the lower level of the North Building through March 23, 2017 (see examples in the slideshow above).

Viewers can see photography submissions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Submissions including architecture & industrial design, digital art, and drawing and illustration to mixed media, painting and sculpture, and scholarship winners at History Colorado Center.

All work has been juried and assigned an award in the following categories: Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention. This showcase really highlights the talent and depth of Colorado students, who dug deep to create these works that range from expression through fashion and jewelry and environmental awareness to perspectives on technological advances and identity. Congratulations to all the students being celebrated and recognized for their submissions to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards!

Entry to the showcase is free; admission to the rest of the museum requires a ticket.

Grace Smith is an intern with the teacher and school outreach programs in the department of learning and engagement. Grace’s most recent favorite exhibition here at the DAM was Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio. She grew up in Colorado, and spends her time hanging out in coffee shops, exploring the mountains, and wandering around art museums.