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BGA Students Receive Top Honors in 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Nine BGA students have won awards in the 30th Annual Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Competition. An exhibit of their works will be displayed at Cheekwood February 6-21.  Please join us in congratulating the following winners:

GOLD KEY AWARDS - These works advance to national judging in New York City with winners to be announced March 17.
Sara Evans ‘21:  Retriever - Colored Pencil
Olivia Whitley ‘24:   M & M's - Colored Pencil

Dalia Diab ‘22:  Grandfather - Oil on wood panel
Ashley Summarell ‘21:  Barbed - Ceramic & barbed wire
Mary Kathryn Walt ‘21:  Siblings - Ink

Grayson Douglas ‘23:  TWIX - Colored Pencil
Sara Evans ‘21:  Diabetic - Graphite
Ben Fulcher ‘21:  Carved Wood Spoons - Wood & Wire
Abigaile Spooner ‘21:  Boots - Pastels
Mary Kathryn Walt ‘21:  Drowning - Pastels
Lily Walt ‘23:  David - Graphite

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s longest running and most prestigious art scholarship and recognition program for creative teens, and the largest source of scholarships for young artists.  The awards have encouraged creativity and talent since 1923 and feature some notable alumni that include Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Ken Burns, Robert Redford and Lena Dunham. In the nearly 100 year history of the program, the criteria for judging remains the same. Artwork is evaluated on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal vision.