52nd Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions
Photograph of 2 women a the beach, one on right strumming a guitar

Hawaiian Afternoon
by Joanna Largosa, Grade 11
Leilehua High School
Teacher: Keith Sasada


52nd Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition
Diamond Head Gallery
February 20, 2015 to April 10, 2015

The Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards is the longest-running, largest and most prestigious student recognition program in the United States. The Awards was established in 1923 by M. R. Robinson to encourage, foster, and reward creativity in our Nation’s students. In 1994, the nonprofit organization The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers was established. Its mission is to oversee the national competition, and provide guidance and support for the next generation of artists and writers. Throughout the program’s history, the Awards program has recognized some of our Nation’s most celebrated artists and writers.

Each year, more than 250,000 entries are submitted to a network of 80 regional sponsors who screen the entries and conduct local exhibitions and award ceremonies. The most outstanding works are awarded the highest honor and receive the American Vision Award Nominee and the Regional Gold Key Finalist. These finalists go on to represent their region in the National judging held each April in New York City. Panels of distinguished artists review over 15,000 works of art and select the national award recipients. These recipients receive national recognition and share monetary awards and/or scholarship offered by prestigious colleges, universities and art institutes.

We were proud to announce the 52nd anniversary of the Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards program. We applaud the vision and mission of the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts for its continued support of the next generation of Hawaii’s artists.

To view a selection of works from the exhibition, click here: 52nd Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Award.