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NEISD art students make impressive showing at regional awards

The opening of the Scholastic Art exhibit and awards ceremony will be held Friday, January 25, from 6 - 9 p.m. at Say Si located at 1518 South Alamo. Artworks receiving a Gold Key will be sent to New York for judging at the National level. The community is encouraged to attend this impressive art event and view the outstanding artwork produced by the North East students.

Regional Awards

Gold Key: The highest level of achievement on the regional level. Approximately 7 – 10 percent of all regional submissions are recognized with Gold Key Awards and all are considered for national-level recognition.

Silver Key: Approximately 10 – 15 percent of all regional submissions are recognized with Silver Key Awards.

Honorable Mention: This Award recognizes students with artistic potential. Approximately 15 – 20 percent of all regional submissions receive Honorable Mention Awards.

American Visions & Voices Nominees: Five works are selected out of all Gold Key works (across categories) as the "Best of Show" for each region.

  • Last year NEISD students received 59 percent of all Gold Key awards; this year they received 68 percent.
  • Last year NEISD students received 50 percent of all Silver Key awards; this year they received 67 percent.
  • Last year NEISD students received 54 percent of all Honorable Mention awards; this year they received 64 percent.
  • NEISD students also received two of the five American Visions & Voices awards.

"Congratulations again for another outstanding performance by the fabulous visual art teachers and their students," said Gloria Hill, NEISD visual arts director.

The Scholastic Art Awards identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience. The Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents, and provides teens in grades 7 through 12 an opportunity for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited at the regional as well as the national level. Students who win at the regional level are celebrated at local ceremonies and have their work showcased in exhibitions. National Medallists are celebrated at a prestigious Carnegie Hall ceremony and have their work showcased in reputable galleries in New York City.

Posted on December 14, 2012