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Scholastic Art Exhibit and Awards

Saturday, 2/8/2020 from 1 p.m. to 2/28/2020 at 4 p.m.

Pence Hall

Rising stars: COCC hosts scholastic exhibit & awards ceremony

The Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards program, which celebrates budding artists at the middle school and high school levels, is holding an exhibit opening and award ceremony at Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Pence Hall and Pinckney Art Gallery from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. The works will be on display at the Pinckney Gallery from February 8-28.

There are 26 potential categories in the show, including 2-D, 3-D and contemporary forms. The Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards program, an affiliate of the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, started in 2008 when a group of regional teachers decided to promote the program for Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties, and partnered with the COCC art department.

“Gold Key” pieces go on to national judging; winners are invited to attend the national ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program, which began in 1923, is the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious award program for artistic teenagers. Past winners include Andy Warhol, Ken Burns and Lena Dunham.

For more information, contact Bill Cravis at or 541-383-7513. In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.


Scholastic Art Exhibit