Past Student Art Exhibitions

Past Student Art Exhibitions

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Regional Highlight: Visual Arts Center of Richmond

September 16, 2019 – October 31, 2020

This exhibition highlights the creative work of students from the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) who received regional Gold Keys in the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The iconic Gold Key – earned over the years by artists from Andy Warhol to Stephen King – is the highest distinction given at the regional level of the Scholastic Awards.


National PTA Reflections Student Arts Showcase
January 13, 2020 – March 5, 2020

The U.S. Department of Education presents the National PTA Reflections Student Art Showcase to recognize students from across the country for their talents and creativity in the arts. The event featured remarks from National PTA and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, as well as student performances. It also included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an exhibit reviewing of the new artwork, created by more than 200 honorees of the 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections Program, themed “Heroes Around Me.”

Each year, the National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice – dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography or visual arts – that reflect on the annual theme. Submissions are reviewed by visual, literary and performing arts experts, and students are recognized for their ingenuity in bringing the theme to life. For over 50 years, the National PTA Reflections Program has helped millions of students embrace their creative side, explore their thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase their confidence and find a love for learning that helps them succeed in school and in life. View exhibit photos.


Military Child Education Coalition Call for the Arts
Veterans Day Showcase
U.S. Department of Education
“Celebrating Our Successes on Many Fronts – Military Strong
2019 Veterans Day Program

November 7, 2019 – January 3, 2020

During the Department’s Veterans Day celebration, leadership from the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) joined Department staff members and guests to celebrate the artwork of military and veteran-connected children from across the world. The artwork represents all four branches of military service and supports MCEC’s mission to focus on the well-being and needs of America’s almost four million military and veteran-connected children, specifically in the areas of academic opportunity, excellence and school transition support. View exhibition photos.