Silver State student wins art award for photograph |

Silver State student wins art award for photograph

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Skylar Owens, an eighth-grade student at Silver State Middle School, won a gold medal at the 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her photograph “Prince Briery.”

Some of the artists and writers who have won in the past as teenagers include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Zac Posen, John Currin and Robert Redford.

The award was announced March 12 at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, where her photograph is displayed.

This year, more than 185,000 works of art and writing were submitted, and only 1,500 earned medals.

Winners will attend an awards ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 31.

If you’d like to help her celebrate this accomplishment, e-mail Silver State Charter Schools art appreciation teacher Esther Newbold at