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photo 1The Scholastic Art Awards program is the oldest and most prestigious student art competition in the United States for students in grades 7-12. On February 20th Virginia McEnerney, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writer flew in from New York City to speak at the Awards ceremony.

Our region comprises 13 counties surrounding Jefferson county, including 5 southern Indiana counties; and, we have over 2000 entries per year in all 15 art categories, plus senior art portfolios. Over 300,000 entries are expected nationally this year!

More information on the Scholastic Art Awards can be found at: http://www.artandwriting.org/
Information specific to our region is at:http://www.artandwriting.org/affiliate/KY004A

The Louisville Metro Region has ranked in the top five nationally in the number of national award winners for a decade! This seems to be one of those “best-kept-secrets” that I wish wasn’t. There’s so much to be proud of, especially our area art students!

Fund for the Arts Vice President Kristen Wingfeld and Museum Educator Liz Richter of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft presented.

Fund for the Arts 2014 Superlatives Winners:

photo 3Allison Hoagland
“The Gaia Principle”
DuPont Manual High School
Art Teacher, Julie Tallent

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Lyric Jackson 
“Dia De Los Muertos”
Highland Middle School
Art Teacher, Tammy Podbelsek

photo 4Allison Masyada
“Small Landscape”
Ballard High School
Art Teacher, Patty Bradford

photo 5Molly Steiner
“Naumwa”
Sacred Heart Academy
Art Teacher, Amy Baker

About the Scholastic Art Awards

The National Scholastic Arts Awards began in 1923 by M.R. Robinson, the founder of Scholastic Inc. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the most longest‐running and prestigious recognition program for creative teenage students grades 7 ‐12.  The Scholastic Art Awards are administered for the Louisville Metropolitan Region by Jefferson County Public Schools with support from the Fund for the Arts and Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft.  For more information on the Scholastic Arts Awards, contact Melisa Gano atMelisa.gano@jefferson.kyschools.us.

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