The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: National Student Art Exhibition of 2006 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art
This exhibition of award-winning artwork from The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national program offering early recognition of some of the most creative and talented teenagers in the country and providing scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors, was on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from June 30 through August 6, 2006.
Representing 14 visual arts categories, including photography, painting, sculpture, graphic design and digital imagery, the NationalStudent Art Exhibition of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2006 featured344 artworks, including the work of three students from the greater Washingtonregion who were among 12 young artists nationwide to receive top honors fromThe Awards program.
Each year, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, administered by the non-profit organization Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, receives more than 250,000 works of art and writing by students in grades 7-12 from across the nation. The entries are evaluated locally and then approximately 17,000 works are sent to New York for national evaluation by panels of jurors comprised of renowned artists, authors, educators and arts professionals. For the past 83 years, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the talents of promising youth who have gone on to become some of our nation’s most celebrated artists and writers, including Robert Bechtle, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Pearlstein, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford and Andy Warhol.
This year, 12 high school seniors from around the country were honored with the National Portfolio Gold Award, the highest level of achievement, and each received a $10,000 scholarship. An additional $1.5 million in tuition scholarships is made available to students, both regionally and nationally, through a network of colleges who collaborate with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.