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2023 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition at Cheekwood

Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards to Return

Since 1991 Cheekwood Estate & Gardens has had the honor of presenting the Scholastic Art Awards and Exhibition for Middle Tennessee.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens will once again present an exhibition of the award-winning works of art from students across the Mid-State at the Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards. The exhibit will be on view at Cheekwood in the Frist Learning Center Great Hall from February 3 to March 10, 2024, with the awards ceremonies held in Massey Auditorium in Botanic Hall on February 3, 2024.

Since 1991, Cheekwood has presented the Scholastic Art Awards and Exhibition for Middle Tennessee. Each year, creative teens from across Middle Tennessee submit over 1,500 works of art in a variety of categories.

Cheekwood receives submissions from students in public schools, private schools, homeschool programs, and other educational programs in the following counties: Bedford, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Giles, Marshall, Maury; Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson. Students submit photographs of their works online to be judged at Cheekwood by expert panels of jurors. Jurors review the works of art, looking for originality, technical skill and personal vision.

“It is an honor to showcase the next generation of artists and give the talented Middle Tennessee students a platform to share their artwork,” said President & CEO Jane MacLeod. “Their works of art not only showcase the creative potential of each young artist but also promise to be a source of inspiration for our guests in the month ahead.”

Scholastic Art Awards Categories

Award Categories include American Vision Awards, Gold Key Awards, Silver Key Awards and Honorable Mention.

The American Vision Awards is a national-level recognition that showcases the best works of each region. The American Vision nominees in the Middle Tennessee Region receive a Gold Key Certificate and an American Visions Nomination Seal. Of the five nominated works from our region, one is selected in national judging to receive an American Vision Medal, which is the highest regional honor.

Gold Key artwork demonstrates the highest level of achievement in technique, originality and personal voice. They receive a certificate, a lapel pin, and the opportunity to compete nationally in New York City. Gold Key awarded works are displayed in the Frist Learning Center Great Hall during the Scholastic Art Exhibition.

Silver Key artwork demonstrates achievement worthy of recognition on the regional level. Award winners are recognized for the exceptional quality and execution of their artwork and receive a certificate and lapel pin. Silver Key awarded works are displayed digitally in the Frist Learning Center.

Honorable Mention artworks are accomplished works that show great skill and potential. Award winners are recognized for their skill with a certificate.

Visit cheekwood.org for current hours and to purchase advance tickets required for admission.

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33rd Annual Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards at Cheekwood - Connect

33rd Annual Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards at Cheekwood - Connect

33rd Annual Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards at Cheekwood - Connect

2024 American Vision Nominee. Reid Phelps, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Grade 10, Unconscious Picking

33rd Annual Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards at Cheekwood - Connect

2024 American Vision Nominee. Suzie Zhao, Jiang’s Studio of Art, Grade 8, Everlasting Love

33rd Annual Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards at Cheekwood - Connect

2024 American Vision Nominee. Mckenna Aquino, Renaissance High School, Grade 12, City Bird

33rd Annual Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards at Cheekwood - Connect

2024 American Vision Nominee. Anna McDowell, Hendersonville High School, Grade 11, More Than Meets the Eye

 

 

 

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.