Scholastic Art Awards 2015 | February 6 – March 8, 2015
The Scholastic Art Awards will be on display from February 6 – March 8, 2015. The Awards Ceremony will be held on March 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Gallery Admissions is free and open to the public.
Scholastic Art Award 2015 Submission Information - NEW NATIONAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 17, 2014!!! The Wichita Center for the Arts along with Elizabeth B. Koch, and The K.T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc., will again host The Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition showcase artwork from students in High School and Middle School in Wichita, KS and the surrounding areas.
**There is no longer a limit of artwork submissions per teacher!**
The Scholastic Art Awards Teachers in our 70 county region will receive packets from the WCFTA. If you are a teacher and do not receive a packet in the mail, please follow these 6 steps.
Step 1.Size Limitations: 2-D artwork should not exceed 48" in any direction and, in general, the largest 2-D work that is eligible is 36" x 48." 3-D artwork should not exceed 18" x 18" x 36" in dimensions and not exceed 30 pounds in weight.
Step 2. Register at www.artandwriting.org
Click on "How to Submit Your Work." Then click the appropriate link for teachers or students and it will walk you through the rest of the process.
Step 3. Print. Print 2 copies of the completed submission form and mail one copy with fees by December 17, 2014. Keep the second copy with piece for delivery if accepted.
Step 4. Signatures.
Obtain parent, teacher and student signatures for each form. All signatures MUST be original.
Step 5.Click here to print the Inventory Sheet for your delivery of accepted art work. Note: We are generating the wall labels for the exhibition this year, so you won't need to worry about those. Also, please make all checks payable to WCA or Wichita Center for the Arts.
Art and Photography Portfolios Entries
The following is a list of the additional materials to include with all portfolio entries.
1. Artist's Statement: No less than 300 and no more than 750 words. The statement should be typed on a separate sheet of paper and should address the following questions:
A. Why did select the work you submitted for your Art/Photography Portfolio?
B. How do you hope people will react when they look at your work?
C. What role does art play in your life?
2. Letter of Recommendation: A sealed letter of recommendation is required from an instructor, guidance counselor or principal familiar with the student's work.
3. Eight Works of Art or Photography: This year, Art Portfolios are accepted as digital JPG files on CD-ROM and NOT slides. Accepted Photography Portfolios must have mounted prints AND a CD-ROM of photography.
If you know an individual or a local business that would like to sponsor a student award for this year's Scholastic Art Awards, please click here for the Sponsor Award Form, print it and pass it along.
The Scholastic Art Exhibition
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards offer early recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high-school seniors. The awards are national in scope and administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Call Amy Reep for more information (316) 634-2787ext. 226.
Important dates for 2015 Scholastic Exhibition Exhibition runs February 6 – March 8, 2015
Remember: All submissions are judged in digital format
NEW NATIONAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 17, 2014!!!
December 17, 2014: Digital uploaded submissions are due
December 17, 2014: Submission forms and fees due to WCFTA. Print two copies of submission form; send one copy with payment to WCFTA on or before December 17, 2014 and keep one copy with artwork for delivery upon acceptance. This is a postmark deadline.
(Artwork will not be judged if forms/fees are missing. $5.00 per piece submitted, $20.00 per portfolio submitted. There is no longer a limit on the number of pieces a student and/or teacher can submit.)
January 8, 2015: All artwork judged online
January 9, 2015: Teachers will be notified of accepted work
January 9-17, 2015: Delivery of accepted work to WCFTA 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
January 16, 2015: Sponsor Forms due to WCFTA for scholarships / cash awards
January 30, 2015: 9:00 – 3:00 Sponsor Day to select recipients
February 6, 2015: Exhibition opens to public
February 6, 2015: Results on website
March 8, 2015: Scholastic Award Ceremony 2:00 pm
March 8, 2015: Exhibition closes
March 8, 2015: All artwork is to be picked up after 4:30, after Ceremony commences.
Students/Teachers will be responsible for shipping artwork to Nationals upon acceptance. All paperwork is mailed direct to student/teachers from Nationals.
The Scholastic Art Awards is open to all students in seventh to twelfth grade from 70 Kansas counties. The Scholastic Art Awards is the largest and longest running recognition program for young people in the United States. Maurice R. Robinson, the founder of Scholastic, Inc., the children’s publishing and entertainment company, established the awards in 1923. Alumni of the awards include Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Robert Redford.
Supported by their visual arts teachers and other community mentors, participants create and submit their best works of art. Each work is reviewed by a panel of art professionals for originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. A total of 2,186 entries were submitted to 2014's Scholastic Art Awards from all 70 Kansas counties, and almost 800 student works were selected for this year’s exhibition. From the almost 800 selected student works, just over 200 pieces were awarded the Silver Key Award and about 130 pieces were awarded the Gold Key Award. Gold Key Award winner’s works are automatically entered into the National Judging. Out of those Gold Key recipients, 5 are nominated for the American Vision Award. One National American Visions Award recipient is then recognized from each region.
Other awards and scholarships for The Scholastic Art Awards 2014 are generously provided by individuals, businesses and educational institutions in Kansas who recognize the importance of art in our schools. Last year, our sponsors gave over $351,000.00 in scholarships and cash prizes.
Last year our sponsors gave over $2 million in scholarships and prizes and 16 pieces went on to Nationals to claim 1 American Visions Medal, 6 Gold Medals and 8 Silver medals.