Congratulations to students who won awards at the Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit. This statewide, juried show is sponsored by the Connecticut Art Education Association. The 23rd annual Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards is the largest juried student art exhibition in the state.
As an affiliate of the National Scholastic Art Awards and The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Connecticut region is proud to continue a National tradition established in 1927. This National program was originated to honor the creative efforts of grade 7 to 12 students in public, private and parochial schools. It is now the largest and most senior program of its type in the country. The top award Gold Key winners from each National region will have their art works reviewed by a blue ribbon panel of judges at the National level in March. Select National winners will be exhibited in New York City during June. The National student awards ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall in mid- June. Selected students will receive an invitation to this event.
The 2012 Conn. Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibition features select work from over 130 participating schools. Selected from over 1,500 total art entries, 655 works will be on exhibit at the University of Hartford. Of that number, there were 229 top Gold key awards [including 98 Gold portfolios], 157 Silver keys and 267 Honorable Mention awards.
Connecticut Exhibition Site: The Silpe Gallery , at Hartford Art School , , 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford.
Exhibition Dates: Jan.15 through Feb. 3, 2012. Gallery hours: Daily 9 to 4 p.m., Weekends: noon to 5 p.m., 860-768-4827.
Rachel Margolis, Ceramics & Glass, Gold Key and Canton Clay Works, Best in Ceramics Class -Scholarship
Maura McDermott, Art Portfolio, Gold Key
Stephanie Lowe, Drawing, Silver Key
Jennifer Ros, Painting, Gold Key
Hana Katz, Photography, Honorable Mention