Works by Student Winners shown at Abraham Art Gallery 

February 1, 2014

More than 1,100 entries were received for judging for the West Texas Regional 2014 Scholastic Art Competition. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in the multipurpose room in Wayland Baptist University Learning Resource Center. A reception and gallery viewing will follow in the Atrium and the Abraham Art Gallery. The award-winning art selected for the Scholastic show will be on display in the gallery from January 27 to February 14.

According to Dr. Candace Keller, curator for the Abraham Gallery, the 25 categories represented in the competition include painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, digital art, sculpture, ceramics and glass, fashion, comic art, photography, animation and jewelry. Fifty-one art teachers from regional schools submitted student artwork for the jurying on Martin Luther King Day.

“The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, founded in 1923, is the longest running, most prestigious competition and the largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. The winning entries of students who receive a gold key will be entered into the national Scholastic Competition in New York and be eligible for scholarships, prizes and a chance to have their works exhibited in Washington, D.C., and be included in the National Catalog and the National Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

“Our area art students and works always compete well on the national level, and we are pleased to have another great regional show this spring.”

2014 marks 91 years of the Scholastic Art Awards. The competition is sponsored by the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers and is open to students in grades 7-12. Local sponsors for the West Texas Regional 2014 Scholastic Art Competition are Wayland Baptist University, the City of Plainview and CVB, The Plainview Cultural Arts Council Inc., the LocalEdge Area Wide Phone Book and the Plainview Herald.

American Vision Winners
The American Vision winners are the top five Gold Key pieces selected from 110 Gold Key Regional winners. One of these five pieces will be selected for a guaranteed place in the National Show.

The winners are:
Hijinio Montemayor, Sudan High School, “Purple Pyrite,” ceramics & glass.
Koby Griggs, Monterey High Schoo “Bon Appe’tit,” drawing.
Ansley Hayward, Frenship High School, “Cloud Watching,” photography.
Eric Ortiz, Monterey High School, “me And My Bro,” drawing.
Megan Capers, Sudan High School, Roped Up in Caffeine, fashion.
Names of other winners will be published later.