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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition & Ceremony
February 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Yuba Sutter Arts is in the midst of an ongoing series of programs and events recognizing student artistic achievement during the first quarter of 2019. Next up are the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This program is a collaborative effort between Yuba Sutter Arts and the Sutter County Community Memorial Museum. The Museum manages the “Art” part of the program and Yuba Sutter Arts handles the “Writing” piece. Collectively, these two organizations are the Northern California Regional Affiliates for seven counties; Colusa, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties.
Now in its second year as the Northern California affiliate for the Writing Awards program, Yuba Sutter Arts received over 60 writing submissions, more than double last year’s intake. The Museum received more than 150 submissions of 2-D and 3-D art. And, yes, this is Scholastic like the publishing company that puts on the book fairs at schools from which kids get a bit of that old-time book store experience.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 3-5pm at the Burrows Theater, 630 E Street in Marysville. The Gallery at Yuba Sutter Arts will have many of the art submissions on display and there will be a few select readings by the writing award winners during the awards ceremony in the adjacent theater. This is a free event and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth. Join us as we celebrate the winners at this annual gathering of students, educators, supporters and the general public. Scholastic Awards alumni include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and many others.
Earning a Scholastic art or writing award is often the first moment of validation for a young artist or writer and can function as a catalyst that leads to a lifelong commitment to develop and apply their creative gift—no matter what career or path they choose. The program helps celebrate the accomplishments of creative students, extending opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships to teenagers who demonstrate exceptional aptitude in writing and art.
Please join us as we honor the achievements of creative teens. We feel that now, more than ever, it is important to recognize creative accomplishments and provide students with the support and resources they need to make creativity a lifelong pursuit. We hope you’ll join us at the ceremony and help honor these remarkable young thinkers.