Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art
February 3, 2012 - March 30, 2012
art by local students in grades 7-12, this
exhibition is a tribute to the many
hardworking public and private school arts
teachers who volunteer each year to make
this competition a reality.
Art & Writing Awards Program
is the longest-running and most
prestigious student arts recognition
program in the United States. The
Scholastic Awards were established in 1923
by M.R. Robinson to encourage, foster, and
reward student creativity across the
country. This year marks the 49th year of
Regional Scholastic Art Awards.
Entries were received from middle and high
schools statewide, including public,
private, home, and charter schools. From
those entries, 260 student works were
chosen to be in the exhibit. The most
outstanding works received the regional
Gold Key Awards and Silver Key Awards. Of
these finalists, five were nominated for
the American Vision Award, the highest
honor in the national competition. All
Gold Key Award artworks represent the
Hawai‘i region in the national judging
held each April in New York City.
The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture
and the Arts presented the Tadashi Sato
Living Art Scholarship, the Hon-Chew Hee
Scholarship for Artistic Excellence,
and the James
Kuroda Scholarship to outstanding
Hawai‘i student artists. This is the fifth
year that the Hawai‘i State Art Museum has
hosted the exhibit.
To see a selection of work by the American
Vision Award Nominees, click here.
For information on Past
Exhibitions click here.
Photos by Paul Kodama