Nine Upper School students receive recognition at Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Congratulations to the visual art students who recently received recognition from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
A special shoutout goes to Ciarenn, a senior whose digital work “Looking for Hope,” 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. From the pool of five, a panel of jurors in New York City selects one artist from each of Scholastic’s 100 regional affiliates to receive an American Visions Medal.
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.
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:
2020-2021 San Antonio Scholastic Visual Art Award Recipients
Ciarenn – 12th grade, Digital Art, Looking for Hope, Gold Key, American Visions Nominee
Maria – 10th grade, Painting, Abandoned Innocence, Honorable Mention
Carlie – 10th grade, Drawing, Forever and a Day, Honorable Mention
Hashim – 12th grade, Film & Animation, Breathe, Gold Key
Lorenzo – 10th grade, Digital Art, Screen Time, Gold Key
Lorenzo – 10th grade, Digital Art, Peace, Gold Key
Lorenzo – 10th grade, Digital Art, Special Agent Pigeon, Gold Key
Lorenzo – 10th grade, Digital Art, Unstrung, Silver Key
Lorenzo – 10th grade, Film & Animation, What is Nationalism?, Silver Key
Joanna – 9th grade, Painting, Perspective, Honorable Mention
Joanna – 9th grade, Painting, Curiosity, Silver Key
Hannah – 10th grade, Digital Art, Lingering Figure, Honorable Mention
Hannah – 10th grade, Mixed Media, Fern, Honorable Mention
Hannah – 10th grade, Photography, Hazel Eyes, Honorable Mention
Hannah – 10th grade, Design, Angela Y. Davis Cover Design, Honorable Mention
Hannah – 10th grade, Digital Art, Hive, Silver Key
Hannah – 10th grade, Mixed Media, Desensitized, Silver Key
Hannah – 10th grade, Digital Art, Back To Nature, Silver Key
Allison – 12th grade, Art Portfolio, I’m A Monster, Honorable Mention
Allison – 12th grade, Painting, Angel, Silver Key
Allison – 12th grade, Painting, Katie, Silver Key
Dalex – 11th grade, Painting, Choking On Light, Honorable Mention
Dalex – 11th grade, Painting, Forced Feminine, Honorable Mention