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Scholastic Art Award Winners

The Elder Art Dept is excited to announce that 16 works were recognized in this year's Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.  The winning works can be found in the student work section and the list of winners include:

Gold Key:

Gabe Ludke (10) Oil Pastel Drawing entitled Penguins

Silver Key:

  • Max Merritt (12): Painting entitled I Am Not What I Ought To Be
  • Danny Theders (12): Two Mixed Media works entitled Distraction and Train Town
  • Nathan Schatzman (10):  Print entitled Industrialization
  • Drew Brown (9): Sculpture entitled Book

Honorable Mentions: 

  • Adam Carlton (12): Photograph entitled Escape
  • Max Merritt (12): Two Photographs entitled Jet Stream and The Gentlemen's Room as well as Digital Photo Collage entitled Staccato
  • Patrick O'Conner (12): Painting entitled Blue Window
  • Collin Scheiner (11): Drawing titled Over the Rhein-O
  • Eric Aufderbeck (10): Painting titled City of the Flame
  • Eric Langen (10): Print titled Santorinian Hillside
  • Patrick Leesman (10): Blueprint
  • Nathan Schatzman (10):  Print entitled Purple Irish Lake

The 2016 Regional Scholastic Art Exhibition runs from January 22nd-February 5th.  

Viewing Times: Week Days 9am-Noon, 4pm-7pm                                

The Exhibition is located at The Art Academy of Cincinnati,  1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45202


The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth, and provided a singular opportunity for students to be noticed for their creative talents. It has grown to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.  Students’ submissions are judged on the Awards’ core values:  originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. The Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) is producing the 2016 Regional Scholastic Art Awards of Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana on their urban campus in historic Over-the-Rhine.

Approximately 1,000 winning pieces of art will be displayed, out of nearly 5,000 pieces submitted and judged. Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention recognition and scholarships will be awarded to students. Educators, media, vendors, students and their families will attend the events.  Gold Key recipients go on to compete for national medals in an Exhibit and National Award Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY.



Earlier Event: January 15
Outside Art Opportunities
Later Event: January 25
Pendleton Art Center Exhibition