Scholastic Art & Writing Wins

by Dana Tiger in Life and Art
     Sequoyah High School senior, Lisan Tiger Blair, captured two Gold Key Individual Awards for his clay pieces, “Reaching Out” and “Little Jack,” in the 2014 Oklahoma Regional Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony on February 8, at Tulsa Community College Metro Campus Center for Creativity. He also won a Silver Key Individual Award and an Honorable Mention Individual Award as well as a Silver Key Portfolio Award.
     The Oklahoma Region Gold Key Winners will advance on to the National Level, representing the Oklahoma Region, and will compete against other Regional Gold Key Winners.
The gold key pieces compete nationally for gold and silver medals, cash awards and scholarships; adjudication nationally will be complete by late February and winners will be announced and notified in mid March.
     Tiger-Blair was named one of five American Vision Award nominees. One of the five will be chosen on the National Level to represent the Oklahoma Region as our state American Vision Award Recipient.

For 2013-2014,

     The Oklahoma Region Scholastic Art entries included 1304 Individual Entries as well as 91 Art Portfolio’s. For a total of 2032 pieces of student artwork that went through the Oklahoma Art Regions adjudication process.
About the Awards
     The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published.
Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
The Awards continue to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

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