54th Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards ExhibitionPosted on Jan 24, 2017 in Arts Education, Blog Post, Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions, Student Art Exhibit
54th Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition
Diamond Head Gallery
February 25 – April 7, 2017
Established in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing accomplishments of students in grades 7 – 12. It is a symbol of excellence that can bolster resumes, college applications and scholarship applications. All National Award recipients earn a place on the National Recipient list. Selected works will be featured in the National Catalog and The Best Teen Writing anthology.
The Hawai`i Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards displayed artwork by students from across the state. The competition was open to all students (public, charter, home, and private), who entered their work in the official categories of Architecture & Industrial Design, Ceramics & Glass, Comic Art, Design, Digital Art, Drawing & Illustration, Editorial Cartoon, Fashion, Film & Animation, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video Games, and Art Portfolio (graduating seniors only). Submissions were juried by panels of leaders in the visual arts, and works receiving Gold Key awards moved on to the national level judging.
Winning a Scholastic Art & Writing Award offers the opportunity for scholarships. At the regional level, award-winning seniors have access to more than $3.5 million in scholarships from local institutions. At the national level, $10,000 scholarships are given to 16 graduating seniors who earn Portfolio Gold Medals. A select number of Portfolio Silver Medalists will earn $1,000 Notable Achievement Awards, and seniors who earn Portfolio Gold Medals or Portfolio Silver Medals can leverage partial to full-ride scholarships from a network of 60 arts universities and institutes, which annually earmark $5 million in additional support.
Participating Hawai‘i schools this year included: Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School, Aliamanu Middle School, Asia Pacific International School, Hawai‘i Baptist Academy, Hawai‘i Baptist Academy Middle School, Henry Perrine Baldwin High School, Highlands Intermediate School, Honolulu Waldorf High School, ‘Iolani School, James B. Castle High School, James Campbell High School, Kalaheo High School, Kalani High School, Kamehameha Schools (Hawaii, Kapalama, Middle School, and Maui), Le Jardin Academy, Leilehua High School, Mid-Pacific Institute, Mililani High School, Mililani Middle School, Moanalua High School, Niu Valley Middle School, Parker School, President Theodore Roosevelt High School, Punahou School, Seabury Hall School, St. Andrew’s Schools, University Lab School, Wahiawa Middle School, and Wai‘anae High School.
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Hawai‘i State Department of Education
Hawai‘i Art Education Association
Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools
Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum