Each year the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Scholastic Art Competition that recognizes creative achievement in area 7-12 grade students. The young artists compete for cash prizes, medals, and scholarship awards. A panel of local professional artists, art educators, writers, and writing educators jury the exhibit and select the awarded pieces from nearly 3,000 entries.
Freshman Alexis Keltner ’18 won a Gold Key Award for her color pencil piece titled, “Trying to Stay Together.” Sophomore Emily Dontenville ’17 also won a Gold Key Award for her encaustic painting titled, “Downpour.” Senior Sam Hanna ’15 won a Silver Key Award for her self-portrait.
Students who receive Portfolio Awards and Gold Key Awards continue to the national competition held in the spring in New York City.