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Story: Oct 21, 2014

Senior curates exhibition of current students, recent grads ...

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Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

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Story: Oct 20, 2014

CIA grad transforms Corvette into canvas on wheels

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

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CIA students have re-imagined Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland in a series of illustrations that range from edgy to whimsical that are on display at ...

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Academics . For Teachers + Counselors . Scholastic Art + Writing Competition 

Scholastic Art + Writing Competition

The Annual Cuyahoga County Region Scholastic Art + Writing Competition and Exhibition 

Each year the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the Scholastic Art Competition that recognizes creative achievement in area 7-12 grade students. The young artists compete for cash prizes, medals, and scholarship awards. A panel of local professional artists, art educators, writers, and writing educators jury the exhibit and select the awarded pieces from nearly 1,700 entries. Students who receive Portfolio Awards and Gold Key Awards continue to the national competition held in the spring in New York City.

Since its start in 1927, the Scholastic Art Awards have acted as a venue for the community to view the exceptional artwork of public, private, parochial, and home-schooled students between grades 7 and 12. It also allows students, parents, and art instructors the opportunity to understand the importance of developing and encouraging creativity and the limitless opportunities bound with an art education. Past winners include Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Andy Warhol and Sylvia Plath.

Learn more about Scholastic Art + Writing Competition and Exhibition.

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Graduate Credits

Each semester we offer dozens of courses approved for graduate-level credits. Take a look at our latest catalog for details. Please contact us if you have any questions about our credit-bearing courses.

For more information:

Tom Berger
Director, Continuing Education
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