Collegiate Celebrates 2016 Scholastic Art Award Winners

The VMFA describes the Scholastic competition as " the nation’s largest, longest-running, and most prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in the visual arts
Nearly 200,000 students will accept the challenge to go beyond the classroom assignment, creating daring and innovative works. They will submit their best pieces for review by panels of art professionals, and compete for recognition, scholarships, and exhibition opportunities."
    Regional level winners are given Gold Key Silver Key or Honorable Mention status.  The work of the Gold Key winners then goes on to be judged at the national level.  Typically about 50 regional entries go on to the national level, and about 10 typically win national awards. 

Gold Key Winners
  • Connor McClusky –Editorial Cartoon Sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, Digital art
  • Nate Holdych - Digital art
  • Aven Jones - Digital Art 
Silver Key Winners
  • William Bennett (12) Sliver Key Art Portfolio
  • John Cantor (12) Silver Key Digital Art
  • Rick O'Shea - Silver Key, Ceramics
  • Carly Hayes (12) Silver Key Mixed Media
Honorable Mentions
  • Virginia Kauders -Ceramics
  • Kate Kinder - Ceramics
  • Charlie Willard - Ceramics
  • Josh Spivey - Digital Art
  • Quinn Schebell - Digital Art
  • Lucy Thornton - Digital Art
  • Carter Gilbert - Digital Art
  • Frank Becker - Drawing and Illustration
  • John Cantor - Digital Art
  • John Cantor - Mixed Media
  • Elise Dalton - Painting
  • Laura Fairlamb - Drawing and Illustration
  • Aven Jones - Digital Art--3 TOTAL
  • Mary Ottley - Painting
  • Sophie Roberts - Painting
  • Sarah Smithson - Drawing and Illustration
  • Douglas Willimason - Mixed Media