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(Jan. 8, 2013)
CCAD Gallery Showcasing Winners of Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 8, 2013)—The top work of local artists in grades seven through 12 is featured in the 2013 Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards exhibition opening Jan. 18 at Columbus College of Art & Design’s Canzani Center Gallery and running through Feb. 2.
From the 1,400 individual works and portfolios submitted by 415 artists for judging, 104 were selected for the exhibition, including paintings, photographs, ceramics, graphic design projects, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia works. A total of 231 individual pieces and 26 art and photography portfolios were chosen for recognition in the competition, receiving gold, silver, and honorable mention awards.
Five students received Best of Show honors as American Visions Medal nominees for national recognition:
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The Best of Show honorees were selected from the 50 Gold Key award winners in the regional competition and are nominees for the national American Visions Medal. All regional Gold Key honorees are considered for national-level recognition at the Scholastics ceremony to be held in New York in March. (www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/) Students with artwork or portfolios selected for national level awards eligible for scholarships at participating art and design colleges and universities throughout the country.
For a complete list of Central Ohio student winners by school, click here.
This is the 26th year CCAD has hosted the Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards. The national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards date back to 1923 and are the oldest and largest student art awards recognition program in the U.S.—and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.
“This event presents a great opportunity to recognize and nurture the creative talents of students in our area,” said Densil Porteous, CCAD’s director of admissions. “We look forward to hosting the students and their families on our campus at the awards ceremony to further encourage the students to pursue their creativity.”
Students from schools in Ashland, Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway, and Richland counties are eligible for the competition. Entries were submitted by more than 415 students, representing 36 high schools and junior high or middle schools. Four CCAD faculty members served as judges.
CCAD’s Canzani Center Gallery is located at Cleveland Avenue and East Gay Street in downtown Columbus. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is closed on Mondays. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
A recognition program for students and their families will take place on Jan. 27 at CCAD. More information about the 2012 Central Ohio Regional Scholastic Art Awards is available by calling the CCAD Admissions Office at 614.222.3261.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
The images submitted online by the contestants for judging are available for your use. Not all students submitted high res images. If you are interested in an image from specific students(s) in your area, please email rhepler AT ccad DOT edu and we’ll pull those images for your review.
Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students. CCAD offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts. Undergraduate students choose from nine majors: photography, industrial design, advertising and graphic design, animation, illustration, fine arts, fashion design, interior design and cinematic arts. www.ccad.edu