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.