Art.Write.Now.2018 National Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:

April 5 – June 30, 2019
Warner Gallery
(Museum hours: Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 5:00 p.m.)

Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Warner Gallery

Art.Write.Now.Tour 2018–19, a traveling exhibition showcasing more than 100 original pieces of art and writing from the talented teen award recipients of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, will make its fourth stop in South Bend, Indiana at South Bend Museum of Art beginning April 5, 2019. Works by local area students will be featured in this exhibit.

Produced and presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Tour showcases a selection of works from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. If you want to know what issues are on the minds of teenagers, the Art.Write.Now.Tour is sure to provide valuable insights through the lens of sophisticated and captivating artworks. All Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recipients walk in the footsteps of notable program Alumni including Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, and Sylvia Plath, all of whom received Scholastic Awards when they were teens. More recent Alumni include filmmaker Richard Linklater, fashion designer Zac Posen, and writer and director Lena Dunham.

In the 2018 program year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted for adjudication at the regional level in the Awards’ 29 categories, which include poetry, painting, editorial cartoon, video game design, architecture, short story, photography, and more. These emerging artists’ and writers’ works were first adjudicated regionally, then again on the national level by leading creative professionals. 


The Art.Write.Now.Tour 2018–19 and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and the Tour is funded by the generous support of Scholastic Inc., the National Endowment for the Arts and Blick Art Materials & Utrecht Art Supplies.  Now in its ninth year, the Tour will make its first stop at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (Manchester, NH) and will continue to travel across the country, making additional stops at Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA), Center for Creative Arts (St. Louis, MO) and South Bend Museum of Art (South Bend, IN). For more information, about the Tour and about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit

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