USN art students earned 40 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards for their artwork to be displayed in a Cheekwood Estate & Gardens exhibition Saturday, February 6 through Sunday, February 21.
By Trent Boysen, Arts Department Co-Chair
Congratulations to the winners of the 30th Annual Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards. In an academic year where it seems that not much at USN is running as normal, this year’s competition was a welcomed start to the new calendar year.
USN Arts Department faculty are extremely proud of the work that our students have accomplished and the work they continue to create in and out of our studios. All of these High School students started the year producing artwork remotely, leaving their mark on walls and floors across the region. And while many have returned to campus, those self-designated creative spaces have become an important ingredient in the work they produce. Many thanks to all our art students; your continued drive during this often chaotic time inspires our best every day.
This year 14 USN HS students received 40 total awards.
The 2021 Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Awards are one of the most prestigious student art competitions nationwide. Its exhibition will be hosted in the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens art galleries Saturday, February 6 through Sunday, February 21. Gold Key works will be displayed physically, Silver Key works will be displayed digitally on a screen in the exhibition space.
Join Lower School Counselor Laurie Drummond and Lower School Student Support Coordinator Kari Jansen for a parent book club this spring, focused on "The Power of Showing Up" by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.
Despite the good news of vaccination being on the horizon for educators, the CDC continues to recommend that you do not travel at this time and instead stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Families that choose to not heed this advice should get PCR tested and self-quarantine for seven to 10 days after travel.