The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh will be showing "Art.Write.Now.Tour" February 5 to March 2, 2014, a nationwide traveling exhibition that showcases original work by the winners of the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The exhibition will have more than 100 works of art by talented teenagers from all over the country.
Warhol himself was a recipient of a Scholastic Art Award in 1945 for a painting he created when he was just 17 years old. Every year, the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers collaborates with more than 100 visual and literary-arts organizations all over the country to bring awards to local communities throughout the nation. Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 can submit their work at www.artandwriting.org and apply for awards in 28 different categories. The submissions are critiqued by visual and literary artists, some of whom are past recipients. Judges look for work that is original and expresses skill and artistic vision.
There is a reception for the exhibition on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the museum. Admittance is free and offers complimentary drinks and light refreshments.