Visual Arts Students Recognized at Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Interlochen Arts Academy visual arts students earned numerous honors at the recent midwest regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Of a total of 579 awards handed out, our students won 61 Gold Key awards, 55 Silver Key awards, and 55 honorable mentions.

Five Gold Key winning works from the regional competition were also nominated for an American Vision Award as the region's "Best in Show." One work from each regional competition will be given an American Visions and Voices Award at the national level. The Western Central Michigan Region nominees are as follows:

  • Zhuoyi Chen, Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Eli Godchaux, Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Suwan Kim, Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Ryan Treadwell, Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Addyson Ives, East Grand Rapids High School

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation's youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. During its storied history, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have counted the likes of Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Ken Burns, and Richard Avedon among its award winners. The Awards are presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarship.

To celebrate these students' tremendous accomplishments, an exhibition of the region's award-winning work will be held in the Helen Miller Gallery at Kendall College of Art and Design, from February 16 - February 28.  Interlochen will have 104 pieces on display and 13 portfolios. Learn more

Congratulations to our visual arts students! Learn more about the Interlochen Arts Academy visual arts program here.