7th grader, Ava Kirkpatrick, enter an original artwork and was awarded a Silver Key. Ava was recently a student in Ms. Tara O’Loughlin’s Folk Art Class. You can see all of the regional winners on display at the Asheville Art Museum.
Ms. O’Loughlin commented, “The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision..and are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.
This year, students submitted more than 330,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; more than 90,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top art and writing at the regional level were moved onto the national stage, where more than 2,700 works earned National Medals. National Medalists and their educators will be celebrated at the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.”
You can view Ava’s artwork at the art gallery in Asheville. Times and locations are:
REGIONAL SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS EXHIBITION – NOW thru MARCH 4, OPEN TUES.-SAT. 10 AM-5 PM & SUNDAYS, 1-5 PM
ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM GALLERY ON THE SLOPE, 175 BILTMORE AVENUE