Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards
January 31 - February 18, 2017
An exhibition of artworks by hundreds of 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 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 presentation of the MSAA exhibition and awards ceremony at the Regis Center for Art and 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 third 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. 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.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Awards Ceremony | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Weisman Art Museum | 333 River Road, Minneapolis | (612) 625-9494
Work by Paul Shambroom's Students
March 21 - 27, 2017