The 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards reported a record-breaking 320,000 works submitted for judging at the regional level. From the award winners, the Art.Write.Now.Tour was curated by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum in New York City. The exhibition is produced by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the national awards. With its nearly 100 regional affiliates, the Alliance provides creative teens with opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships.
The 2016 Art.Write.Now.Tour is here
This traveling “Art.Write.Now.Tour” showcases work from teen writers and artists across America who have exceptional creative talent. The show just arrived in my hometown of Houston, Texas. It travelled from Grand Rapids, Michigan and will visit Bozeman, Montana and Jackson, Mississippi later in the tour. The exhibition can be seen at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) from Nov. 1 through Jan. 8, 2017. For dates of future shows, see HERE.
In addition to approximately 50 visual art works selected from the Art.Write.Now.2016 National Exhibition, the Art.Write.Now.Tour will feature The Best Teen Writing of 2016, our annual anthology of selected Gold Medal writing, displayed on iPads. For a paperback copy of the anthology, click HERE.
The 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Regional art and writing entries are currently being accepted for the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
For regional guidelines and deadlines, go to http://www.artandwriting.org/what-we-do/the-awards/guidelines-deadlines/.
The Awards program was created in 1923 by Maurice R. “Robbie” Robinson, founder of Scholastic Corporation, and has been administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers since 1994. Its past winners include Andy Warhol, Frances Farmer, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates among many others.
Although the program began as a small writing contest, today it offers recognition in 29 categories including architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, poetry, dramatic script, fashion, animation, and even video games. The Awards are open to all students in grades 7 through 12 from public, private, and home schools throughout the U.S. (and its territories), as well as American-run schools abroad and community programs serving eligible student populations.
The Alliance has a great blog at http://blog.artandwriting.org/. Check it out!