Two local students show artwork in national exhibition ‘Art.Write.Now’

Press release:

Two Western North Carolina art students will have their artwork on view in Art.Write.Now, a prestigious national exhibition that features the most creative visual and literary works by teens from across the country. These young artists received top honors in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. This year a record-breaking 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted for adjudication from regional affiliates.

The Asheville Art Museum, with support from the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects, is the Regional Art Affiliate of the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This ongoing community partnership has supported the creative talents of WNC youth for 37 years. The Museum first recognized its 176 WNC regional award recipients in January and February with an exhibition and awards ceremony as part of the 2017 Regional Scholastic Art Awards.

Every year, select works receiving National Awards are included in Art.Write.Now, a special exhibition in Washington, D.C. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art.Write.Now.DC will be on display from September 2017 through July 2018.

In addition, approximately 50 visual art works and written work selected from the Art.Write.Now exhibition will be a part of the Art.Write.NowTour.

The WNC students with artwork on view in the exhibition are:

• Camille Beatty – Enchanting, Carolina Day School, 11th grade (when art was submitted), art instructor Marbie Kollath
Beatty’s work will be on view in Washington, DC.

• Gillian Maurer – What Remains, Asheville High School, 12th grade (when art was submitted), art instructor Kristina Shriver
Maurer’s work will be on view in the touring exhibition.

2017–18 Tour Locations

Center for Creativity, Tulsa Community College
Tulsa, OK
October 2–28, 2017

The Living Arts & Science Center
Lexington, KY
November 10–December 26, 2017

The Arnot Art Museum
Elmira, NY
January 12–February 24, 2018

The Butler Institute of American Art
Youngstown, OH
April 1–June 3, 2018

Visit www.artandwriting.org for more information about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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