National Scholastic Exhibition

We are honored to host the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ Art.Write.Now.Tour. This exhibit will feature work of student artists, grades 7–12, from around the nation who has been awarded for their excellence in fine art and writing.

Jessie Wilber Gallery
February 10 – March 17, 2017

About the Work

In 2016 nearly 320,000 public, private and home school students submitted original works to the program’s 29 categories for their chance to earn scholarships and have works exhibited or published. Of these submissions, 50 fine art and writing works were chosen to travel along with the exhibit tour. The Emerson is proud to host this inspiring and innovative collection of creative work by teens from across the country.

This is the first time the state of Montana has housed the Tour sponsored by the New York based non-profit, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers. The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture is among four tour stops in the 2016/ 17 season including the Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, MI, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX and the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS.

Of the 320,000 student submissions to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards this year, zero came from the state of Montana. To introduce this program to the public and increase participation from our state, the Emerson has put out a Call For Art exclusively for High School students. The show, titled Our Perspectives: Art Right Now, will jury student submissions into a month long exhibit immediately following the Art.Write.Now.Tour. We are accepting works in ALL medias from any public, private or home school student grade 9 – 12. We are excited to continue to engage the youth of Montana in the arts and give recognition to the next generation of working artists.