Harris County Scholastic Art Award Exhibitions
Art League Houston
Scholastic Gold Key Awards Exhibition with 144 Artworks
January 13 - February 9, 2012
Reception for Gold Key Winners at Art League Houston
Saturday, January 21, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Texas Art Supply
Scholastic Silver Key Awards Exhibition with 201 Artworks
January 7 - January 29, 2012
Award Ceremony for Silver Key Winners
January 22 and 29, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Texas Art Supply
Locations: Adjacent Buildings at Willard St and Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX
In the galleries at Art League Houston and Texas Art Supply on Montrose Blvd, the public is invited to see the tremendous artistic talent of 345 teen artists living in Harris County. Only once a year for the Scholastic Art Awards of Harris County does the community have the opportunity to see the student artwork produced in the Houston metro-area and celebrate the young artists. These exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Between January 13 and 29, the Gold Key and Silver Key work can be seen in both galleries during regular business hours and during the special events for the winners, their families and the public. The official award ceremonies for the Silver Key winners will take place at Texas Art Supply, 2:30 p.m. on consecutive Sundays, January 22 and 29, 2012. A reception for Gold Key winners will be held at Art League Houston on Saturday, January 21, 2012, between 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. The official award ceremony for the Gold Key winners will be held on Monday, February 13, 2012, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Harris County Department of Education.
Each year over 2,500 students from public, private and home schools in Harris County participate in the competition. Gold Key artworks from Harris County will be forwarded to compete at the national level of The Scholastic Art Awards. National winners are announced March 15, 2012. Last year, 42 Harris County artists received national recognition.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards celebrates 86 years of presence in classrooms across the nation as it identifies and documents outstanding achievements of young artists and writers. Yearly, 75,000 students in grades 7-12 participate through regional programs. Some of nation’s most celebrated writers and artists have been recognized in this competition such as Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Robert Indiana, Bernard Malamud, Joyce Maynard, Joyce Carol Oates, Phillip Pearlstein, Sylvia Plath, Robert Redford and Andy Warhol. About 25,000 students advance to national competition in New York City. At the national level, Gold Portfolio Award recipients take home $10,000 in scholarships. Harris County Department of Education is a regional sponsor of the Scholastic Art& Writing Awards.
Harris County Department of Education
Harris County Department of Education provides education services to the general public and 26 school districts throughout Harris County and beyond. Services include adult education, programs to promote safe schools, after-school programs, therapy services, professional development for educators, special schools, alternative certification for principals and teachers, and Head Start programs. We offer purchasing procurement, grant development, program research and evaluation, records management, and school finance support. Since 1889, our services continue to evolve to meet the needs of our education public. We’re HCDE: your education connection! Visit us at www.hcde-texas.org.