Visual Arts Students Win 88 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Marlborough students receive the fourth highest number of art awards in the region

Marlborough Visual Arts students have won a total of 88 awards in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.

This year, artwork from Marlborough students was adjudicated in a large group called the West Art Region-at-Large. If a school program located in the WEST region (CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA and WY) does not have a local program, as is the case with all the southern California schools this year, judging is then administered through the Scholastic national office in New York City.

Entries were in 17 possible categories and awards were given to grades 7-12. This included: Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention. Senior Art Portfolios were based on 8 art pieces—each of similar quality.

Work from all the Gold Key winners will now go on to the national office in New York City where their artwork will then be considered for Scholastic national-level recognition.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process. Alumni include artists/writers such as: Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Kay WalkingStick, John Baldessari, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, Lena Dunham, and John Lithgow.

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