2 Mid-South gold key winning artworks to be exhibited in Washington, D.C.

Artworks from two winners in the 2016 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards will be part of a Washington, D.C. exhibition on view beginning September 16, 2016.

Apathy created by Anna Schall from White Station High School and Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright by Sammi Weiss from Lausanne Collegiate School both won gold keys in the 2016 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards. In June, both students went on to win national awards in New York City.

Best-In-Show Senior Division
Anna Schall
Drawing & Illustration Category
White Station High School
Teacher: Charles Berlin

Each year, select National Award-winning works are included in an annual exhibition in Washington, D.C. The Art.Write.Now.DC exhibition spans three locations: The US Department of Education, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This year, more than 85 works of art and The Best Teen Writing of 2016 will be on display.

Anna Schall’s Apathy will be on view at the US Department of Education and Sammi Weiss’s Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright will be on view at the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Sammi Weiss
Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright
Drawing & Illustration Category
Lausanne Collegiate School
Teacher: Kathryn Manzo

"We are honored to present these pieces as an example of the very best creative work by our nation’s emerging young artists,” writes Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Associate Manager Courtney Buckland.

The Department of Education is hosting a special day of celebratory events. On Friday, September 16, students, educators, and families are invited to a special ribbon cutting ceremony and exhibition viewing.

The Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards is an annual juried student art exhibition presented by the Brooks Museum League and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. These awards are an affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and honors exemplary art by students in 7th through 12th grades.

Students may begin submitting works for the 2017 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at artandwriting.org. The deadline for 2017 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards submissions is Thursday, December 15, 2016.

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Posted by Andria Lisle at 10:40 AM
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