February 2018 Press Releases

North Dakota Students Announced as 2018 Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Award Recipients
Young Artists and Writers Recognized by Plains Art Museum and Red River Valley Writing Project for their Original Works

Press Release
For Immediate Release (February 2017)

FARGO, ND — February 8, 2018— Plains Art Museum and Red River Valley Writing Project at NDSU have announced the regional award recipient(s) of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the 95th Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. This program year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted to more than 100 Affiliate Partners across the country. Ninety-four creative teens from North Dakota received regional honors, including Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Visions & Voices nominations, from the local Affiliate, including: (See list in PDF)

In celebration of this year’s regional recipients, the ND state awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 10th at Plains Art Museum. There will be live music and refreshments during the reception from 5:30-6:30pm, and the program begins at 6:30pm. Dr. David Bertolini, Interim Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at NDSU, is a featured speaker. North Dakota poet Denise Lajimodiere will read from her work. The North Dakota Awards are supported by Wells Fargo and Fredrickson & Byron.

A complete list of 2018 regional Gold Key Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recipients is available online at artandwriting.org.

Plains Art Museum is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 1,000 individuals and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity encompass the largest and only accredited art museum in North Dakota. It is located in downtown Fargo at 704 First Avenue North. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit plainsart.org.

Contact: Andy Maus, Museum Director / CEO, amaus@plainsart.org, 701.551.6123.

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