The nation’s oldest annual art competition has returned to the OCC Campus. Award-winning work from the CNY Scholastic Art Awards competition is lining the halls of all three floors of the Whitney Applied Technology Center.
The art is the work of 7th through 12th grade students from across the region. More than 5,400 pieces were submitted by students from 13 counties. More than 1,800 of them won awards. All of the art work on display includes either Gold Key (1st place) winners, Silver Key (2nd place) winners, recognition for honorable mention or special award honorees. All Gold Key winners will advance to a national competition.
The CNY Scholastic Art Awards began more than 70 years ago. The best of the class of 2017 will be on display at OCC through March 4. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Whitney building is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A slideshow of some of the outstanding work can be viewed below.