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2012 Scholastic Art Awards & Exhibit Jan. 17 - Feb. 2

Posted Jan. 4, 2012

Kent State University at Stark will host the 58th Annual Northeast Central Ohio Scholastic Art Awards and Exhibit. The Scholastic Art Exhibition, featuring artwork from middle and high school students, representing schools in Stark, Summit, Portage, Wayne, Tuscarawas and Medina counties, will be on display from January 17 through February 2 in the Campus Center and the Fine Arts Building, located at 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. The buildings will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
The regional awards ceremony and reception will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. in The University Center at Kent State Stark.
 
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the largest, longest-running and most prestigious recognition programs for creative young people in the United States. Kent State Stark is one of 90 regional partners that sponsor the local awards program. Middle and high school art and photography students will be awarded Silver and Gold Key awards for their efforts. Several special awards, purchase awards and the American Vision Award will also be presented.
 
Gold Key winners, American Vision Nominees and Portfolio Finalists will be forwarded into the national level of the Scholastic Art Awards judging process in New York City. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers presents the National Student Art Exhibition of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in New York City in June 2012. Approximately 300 artworks designated with National Gold Medals and National American Visions Medals will be included in the exhibition. Students will be notified if their work has been selected for a national exhibition. Select works will appear in the national catalog, some issues of scholastic magazines and other publications.