noel_quaveThe U.S. Department of Education and The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers congratulated Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA) Visual Arts student, Noel Quave, from Ocean Springs, for receiving one of the American Visions Awards, for Best in Show at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards earlier this year.  Quave graduated from MSA in May and is now attending college at The Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12.  More than 300,000 works of art and writing were submitted for adjudication at the regional levels.  All national award- winning high school seniors gain access to a special scholarship pool of more than $10 million through Alliance partnerships with esteemed colleges and universities across the U.S.

In addition, her award winning work, The Messiah, has been selected for ART.WRITE.NOW.DC, and will be displayed at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building in Washington, DC beginning September 25, 2015.  The exhibition will feature 59 National Award-winning works and The Best Teen Writing of 2015.

“We are thrilled to present your student’s work as an example of the very best by our nation’s emerging artists”, said Scott Larner, Director of Programs with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

A sample of her work may be viewed on the web site for the Mississippi Museum of Art by clicking here.

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