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2017 Scholastic Art Show

Photography, Painting and Sculpture by Arlington Students

On exhibit at Central Library, March 2017.

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Each winter, the Library hosts the Regional Scholastic Art Award, a competition which encompasses all Middle School and High School students in Arlington County.

Approximately 2000 works of art are submitted for regional Scholastic awards each year. Judges award either a Gold or a Silver Certificate to approximately 300 pieces, which are then displayed on the first and second floors of the Arlington Central Library.

The list of this year’s Arlington Public School award winners can be found on the APS website.

Astrid Henkle, "Youth"

Astrid Henkle, “Youth”

And each year, our Youth Services staff chose one piece of student work (depicting a teen) to add to our permanent art collection.

This year’s selection is Astrid Henkle’s “Youth.”


In 1923, M.R. Robinson founded this prestigious art exhibition for students with artistic talent. Each year, Regional Art Competitions across the nation select over 12,000 Gold Keys out of 100,000 submissions. These 12,000 Gold Key individual and portfolio works of art are then juried on a National Level in New York City. On a National Level, over 1,000 works of art are awarded as Gold and Silver Keys. In the past seven years, Arlington County alone has received between 7-11 National awards for both individual and portfolios works of art.


Learn more about Art at the Library.

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