Join us Saturday the 27th @ 2pm for the The LA Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing awards have awarded over $25 million in scholarships to then-emerging artists like Andy Warhol and Robert Redford. Select finalists will be exhibited in the Armory's Mezzanine Gallery from February 27th though March 14th. In partnership with Ovation TV. Self guided audio tours courtesy of Guide by Cell.
Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition
Opening: Saturday, February 27, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Ongoing: February 28 – March 14
This Saturday February 27, 2010 at 2 pm in the Main Studio of the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, over 200 Los Angeles County teens will receive recognition for their artistic skill and originality. Nineteen seniors now have the chance to win $10,000 and ninety-four students are eligible for scholarships, national awards, and exhibition in New York City. Also, this year the Armory will sponsor two additional awards that provide summer scholarships to local art institutions, mentoring from professional artists, and other artist tools.
Almost 2,200 entries were received from across Los Angeles County, the largest turnout ever for these awards regionally and almost double the previous year’s number of entries. Of these entries, one hundred have been selected for a salon style exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery of the Armory, which will run from February 27 though March 14. New to the exhibition this year, Guide by Cell will provide a free cell phone audio tour of the exhibit so that visitors can use their mobile phones to call in and listen to the thoughts and personal stories of each of the artists, recorded by the student artists themselves.
With increases in the cost of higher education and huge cuts to school districts, the Scholastic Art Awards provides students with the encouragement and funding needed for young student artists to pursue their artistic and educational goals. The Awards are the longest running source of funding for creative teens in the country. Beginning in 1923, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have honored the emerging talents of several notable artists and writers, including: Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Tom Otterness, Phillip Pearlstein, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, and Zac Posen. To date, more than 2.5 million students have been recognized and have shared in $25 million in awards and college scholarship.
About the Armory Center for the Arts: The Armory Center for the Arts is a non-profit community arts and education center that offers innovative approaches to creating, exploring, and presenting the visual arts to students of all ages. In addition to providing world-class contemporary art exhibitions and performances, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of outreach, educational, and professional development programs throughout local schools and in the community. Visit www.armoryarts.org for more information.
About Ovation TV: Ovation TV is a multi-platform network devoted exclusively to art, culture, creativity and making art more accessible to viewers in their daily lives. The network showcases the world's greatest artists in theater, dance, opera, literature, film, visual and fine art, music, design, photography and architecture. Ovation TV reaches a national audience of more than 28 million households through carriage on DirecTV (channel 274), Dish Network (channel 157) and on cable and telco systems in major markets across the country.
About the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers: The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is a non-profit organization that administers the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running, largest, most-prestigious recognition program for creative teenagers in the visual and literary arts. To date, more than 13 million of America’s most talented junior high and high school students have participated.
About Guide by Cell: Guide by Cell is the official provider of mobile solutions to over 500 nonprofit organizations, including several performing art organizations, national and state parks, aquariums and zoos, libraries, universities, and art and history museums.
The Armory is located at 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday noon-5pm. The Armory is easily accessible from the Gold Line Memorial Park Station in Pasadena. For information regarding the Scholastic Art Awards, the public may call 626.792.5101 x145