EVENT CANCELLED. MECA is proactively postponing this event to prioritize the safety of our community, given the public health concerns surrounding the Coronavirus and in line with recommendations from the CDC. Learn more about MECA's implementations for the Coronavirus (March 12, 2020).
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. Maine’s regional Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, and American Visions & Voices Nomination recipients are honored locally through community ceremonies and exhibitions.
Maine students are invited to submit creative and original work to any of the Awards’ seventeen creative categories, including architecture, photography, sculpture, comic art, painting, video game design, fashion, and more. At each level of judging, all works are selected to move on to the next stage based on the same three criteria that have represented the program since its founding in 1923: originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision or voice.
The exhibition consists of all Gold and Silver Key winners for individual works of art in all categories, as well as one piece from art portfolios that earned a Gold Key or Silver Key. This exhibition is free and open to the public and runs from Friday, February 26 through Saturday, March 14, 2020. Open hours are 9–5 Monday through Friday, and 11–4pm on Saturday and Sunday, plus a reception on Friday, March 6 from 5–7 coinciding with First Friday Art Walk in Portland.
Congratulations to all of this year's winners!
Header Image: Taya Brown, LOVE, Gold Key: Photography, Kents Hill School (cropped)