Annual Willamette Valley Scholastic Art Awards

March 8 - March 30, 2013
Award ceremony on March 9

Congratulations to all of the Oregon students who participated in the 2013 Willamette Valley Scholastic Art Awards! These talented teenagers follow in the footsteps of Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Philip Pearlstein, David Salle, Robert Indiana, Tom Otterness, and Zac Posen, who all won Scholastic Art Awards when they were in high school. Willamette Valley art students in grades 7 through 12 competed for scholarships and prizes. The winning work was exhibited in the Moreland Gallery. "Gold Key" winners were entered to compete in the national Scholastic Art Awards. 

Four Willamette Valley students won prestigious national Awards for their outstanding artwork through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the 90 year-old national program that recognizes outstanding creative teenagers and offers scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. One Willamette Valley student earned an American Visions Medal, one earned both a Gold Medal and Best In Grade, and two earned Silver Medals! The free, public, exhibition of Gold Key art was open at Benton County Museum through March 30, 2013.

The 2013 national award recipients from the Willamette Valley region were:

Oregon's 37 Death Row Inmates

Mixed Media - Regional Gold Key, National Gold Medal, National Best In Grade
Artist: Ana Camarena
Grade: 12
Woodburn Arts and Communications Academy
Teacher: Catherine Johnstone

Oregon's 37 Death Row Inmates


Dress The Stars

Painting: Regional Gold Key, Regional American Visions Nominee, National American Visions Medal
Artist: Alyssa Rolen
Grade: 12
Corvallis High School
Teacher: Julia Lont

Dress the Stars


The Companion

Painting: Regional Gold Key, Regional American Visions Nominee, National Silver Medal
Artist: Shannon Bell
Grade: 11
Crescent Valley High School
Teacher: Victoria Eastwood

The Companion


Art Portfolio: Regional Gold Key, National Silver Medal

Artist: Tyler Davis
Grade: 12
Philomath High School
Teacher: Rachel Kirby

Soulful Dancer