Regis West Gallery

2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA)

The University of Minnesota presents the 2020 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA), with an exhibition of artworks by hundreds of Gold Key student award winners and a digital slideshow of Silver Key student award winners from across the State of Minnesota at the Regis Center for Art and an Awards Ceremony at the Weisman Art Museum. The presentation of the MSAA exhibition at the Regis Center for Art, and the awards ceremony at the Weisman Art Museum, demonstrates the high level of achievement by art students in Minnesota, and the exceptional academic resources at the University of Minnesota for the study, practice, presentation, and interpretation of the visual arts. This is the fifth consecutive year the University of Minnesota has hosted the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards and it’s collaboration with the Art Educators of Minnesota is emblematic of the University’s commitment to furthering the educational and artistic opportunities for young people in Minnesota.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest running, most prestigious competition and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. 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. It has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates and many others. 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 Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards program is organized and administered by the Art Educators of Minnesota. Art Educators of Minnesota is a non-profit 501(c)(3) professional organization dedicated to supporting the professional interests and concerns of visual and media arts educators at all levels. Art Educators of Minnesota supports advocacy for quality arts education for all learners, supports visual art student events that recognize artistic expression and quality, encourages professional growth and collaboration by providing networking opportunities to share ideas and information, informs its members about current trends and issues, fosters leadership, and acknowledges professional excellence in visual and media arts education.

Regis West Gallery hosts Gold Key Award Winners’ Exhibition +  Silver Key Award Winners Digital Slideshow
Exhibit Runs: FEB 4 - 22, 2020
Gallery hours are 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Tuesday - Saturday
Gallery will open early at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 22, 2020

Weisman Art Museum hosts Awards Ceremony
Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

These events are FREE and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Department of Art, the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, and the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, the Art Educators of Minnesota, and Triarco.

Images:

A. Hannah Miller, Recovery, Grade 12, Drawing and Illustration
2019 MSAA Gold Key Award Winner, American Visions Nominee, St. Michael-Albertville High School

B. Claire Fredrickson, Divided Mind, Grade 12, Mixed Media
2019 MSAA Gold Key Award Winner, American Visions Nominee, St. Michael-Albertville High School

C. Morgan Smith, Soulful Moments, Grade 12, Photography
2019 MSAA Gold Key Award Winner, American Visions Nominee, St. Michael-Albertville High School

D. Jenna September, Road Trip, Grade 12, Digital Art
2019 MSAA Gold Key Award Winner, American Visions Nominee, Chaska High School

E. Clara Peterson, Turn of the Century Collage, Grade 10, Drawing and Illustration
2019 MSAA Gold Key Award Winner, American Visions Nominee, Northfield High School