According to its website, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation's longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. This program celebrates winners with awards, exhibitions, publications, and scholarships.
"Watching Mason grow in his art and mature in technique and style over the years has been one of the greatest joys of my teaching career," shared Frances Williams, Piedmont High School art teacher.
Dykes' award-winning art piece was exhibited in the Gardiner Gallery of Art, located in the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts, on the main campus of Oklahoma State University from Monday, February 20, 2023, through Saturday, February 25.
Dykes work will advance to the national level of adjudication in New York City. National Medalists will be announced on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.