22 Keystone students receive Scholastic Art and Writing honors
Congratulations to the visual art students who recently received recognition from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
A special shoutout goes to Ali, a senior whose painting “I Hate Myself,” was chosen as one of only five works selected as the “Best in Show” across all categories and grades in the region, and a recipient of the American Visions award. Her work also won a Gold Key.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2019, students submitted nearly 340,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.
Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Voices & Visions Nominations are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies. Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals, including Gold Medals, Silver Medals, American Voices & Visions Medals, Gold Medal and Silver with Distinction Portfolio Medals, and Special Achievement Awards. National Medalists are recognized in part at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Here’s the full list of Keystone’s winners (in alphabetical order by last names), their works and awards:
- Clara, 11th Grade, Kasi Kasvot, Gold Key for Painting
- Dominic, 11th Grade, After the Game, Honorable Mention for Painting
- Elizabeth, 10th Grade, Medusa, Silver Key for Sculpture
- Corinthian, 11th Grade, Sitting Celestial Figures, Honorable Mention for Painting
- Kaitlyn, 12th Grade, From the Junkyard, Honorable Mention for Drawing
- Carlie, 9th Grade, Arris, Silver Key for Architecture & Industrial Design
- Hashim, 11th Grade, Self-Portrait, Gold Key for Drawing and Illustration
- Gabriel, 10th Grade, Pastel Self-Portrait, Honorable Mention for Drawing
- Siona, 11th Grade, A Roman Revolt, Honorable Mention for Photography
- A Blue Man in Agra, Honorable Mention for Photography
- Ana, 10th Grade, Faccia D’Oro, Silver Key for Sculpture
- Yuqi, 12th Grade, Wherefore Art Though Romeo, Honorable Mention for Drawing
- Shameless Advertisement, Honorable Mention for Drawing
- Abigail, 12th Grade, Corazon De Luz, Honorable Mention for Digital Art
- Ava, 11th Grade, Inside of My Head, Honorable Mention for Printmaking
- Kate, 8th Grade, The Herd of Dust, Honorable Mention for Drawing
- Mountain’s Majesty, Honorable Mention for Painting
- Lorenzo, 9th Grade, Dismantled, Gold Key for Digital Art
- Locastatic, Honorable Mention for Digital Art
- Stephen, 11th Grade, Growth, Silver Key for Printmaking
- Guilded, Honorable Mention for Sculpture
- Karina, 11th Grade, Blurred Mind, Honorable Mention for Mixed Media
- Sophie, 10th Grade, The Twisted Tree and the Fish, Honorable Mention in Printmaking
- Gabrielle, 10th Grade, Oopsy Daisy, Honorable Mention in Sculpture
- Alysa, 8th Grade, Racing to Freedom, Honorable Mention in Drawing
- Allison, 11th Grade, When it Emptied, Gold Key in Painting
- Happy Self-Portrait, Gold Key in Painting
- Spilled, Gold Key in Mixed Media
- New Puberty, Silver Key in Painting
- I Hate Myself, Gold Key in Painting and American Visions Nominee
- Gabriel, 10th Grade, In the Loft, Honorable Mention in Drawing