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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Art awards

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley And The Baum School of Art will hold joint exhibitions of selected juried art student entries in The 2014 East Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards, Jan. 19 - Feb. 2.

An award ceremony and reception is at 1 p.m. Feb. 2, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Students grades 7 to 12 from Carbon, Berks, Lehigh & Northampton counties compete.

Locally, the program offers more than $3,500 in scholarships and cash prizes.

The submissions are judged into the exhibition and Gold and Silver Keys and Honorable Mention awards are bestowed. Five American Visions award nominations are chosen as the best entries of the show.

Regional art entries winning Gold Key Awards advance to national judging.

More than 40 national awards have been presented to area students since the renewal of the regional awards in 2001.