Fine Arts Dept. Updates:
Please join us for the gala opening of the 2021 MLWGS Senior Art Exhibition: “Enchanted” off-campus at Artworks Gallery Richmond on Friday, June 4th from 6-9PM. The exhibition, which is the capstone event of our visual arts program, will highlight the collected works of 13 Maggie Walker art seniors. Come meet these amazing young artists, see their work, and mingle with other Maggie Walker art lovers. This event is free and open to the public. Find out more here.
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Congratulations to our 2021 Scholastic Art Winners!
We are very excited to announce that our talented students in the fine arts were recently honored again this year by having their work selected in the regional Scholastic Art competition. This is a highly competitive art competition which had over 2000 art entries from the region. MLWGS students had another great year of 50 total awards, recognizing Maggie Walker as one of the region’s top schools for the Arts.
2020-21 Scholastics Awards Summary
50 Total awards
7 Gold Keys awards including 1 American Visions Nominee
14 Silver Keys awards including 1 Silver Key Portfolio
25 Honorable Mentions including 3 Honorable Mention Portfolios
Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School student were additionally recognized for their work in this show. Junior, Devyn Powers received an American Visions Award nomination for her mixed media piece, Blue Face. Additionally, Senior, Isabel Li’s digital artwork was chosen for the catalogue cover.
Due to COVID, an exhibition of only the Gold Key works will be held at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond at 1812 West Main Street from February 6-21st. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Social distancing protocols are in place in the gallery.
The exhibition can also be seen online at this link. https://www.visarts.org/partnerships/school-partnerships/scholastic-awards/.
Additionally Gold Key winners’ work will move on to the Alliance for Young Artist and Writers national adjudication process, where it will be eligible for further recognition and scholarship opportunities. Adjudication of Gold Key works will take place in New York City and award winners will be announced in March.
Please join me in congratulating the following Maggie Walker Students and the Fine Arts staff for their success! Portfolio winners are in bold.