Scholastic Art Gold Winners’ Works to be Displayed at Cheekwood through February 19

90 Middle Tennessee art students took home Gold Key medals, 96 Silver Key medals and 177 Honorable Mentions in the most recent Scholastic Art Awards competition, on display in Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall January 27 through February 19.

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Five students, Max Caswell of Ensworth School, Elizabeth Farr of University School of Nashville, George Rayson of University School of Nashville, Allison Richter of Harpeth Hall School, and Zoe Schlacter of Brentwood High School each received an American Vision Award nomination. One of the five will be chosen as a national finalist in the American Vision Award competition to be held in New York.

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Artworks by Middle Tennessee’s Gold Key award-winners will go on to be judged by the national panel in New York.  An awards celebration will be held in June with the winning artists’ works to be displayed in The National Student Art Exhibition in New York City.

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Students from 28 Middle Tennessee schools submitted over 841 entries in the regional competition which was judged at Cheekwood.  For the first time in Scholastic Art history, all student art was submitted digitally.  The Scholastic Art Awards are the oldest continuously run art competition in the nation.  Past winners include noted artists such as Red Grooms and Andy Warhol. The regional portion is sponsored by The Tennessee Credit Union and Cheekwood.

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A reception for the Gold and Silver Key winners will be held in Massey Auditorium at Cheekwood on Saturday, January 28.  The Awards Ceremony will be held for Group I (Grades 7-8) is at 1:30 pm and Group II (Grades 9-12) begins at 2:30 pm.  Mayor Dean will be attending and addressing the groups.

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About Cheekwood

Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Cheekwood’s Mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, seniors $10 and children 6-17 are $5. Effective February 1, children 3-17 will be $5.  Parking is $3 per car. For further information call 615-356-8000 or visitwww.cheekwood.org.

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