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Northern New Jersey Students Announced as 2018 Scholastic Art Award Recipients

NORTHERN NEW JERSEY STUDENTS ANNOUNCED AS

2018 SCHOLASTIC ART AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

651 Young Artists Recognized by
Montclair Art Museum for Their Original Works

 

Regional Gold Key Winners Exhibit at MAM and Compete Nationally

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, February 16, 2018—Montclair Art Museum (MAM) has announced the regional award recipients of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the 95th Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. This program year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted to more than 100 Affiliate Partners across the country, of which MAM is the sole NJ affiliate.

 

At the Montclair Art Museum, panels of artists, curators, and educators reviewed all the art submissions from the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren. Works are identified within 17 categories, including painting, sculpture, photography, editorial cartoon, and video game design, and students can submit more than one work. 651 creative teens received regional honors, including 266 Gold Keys, 342 Silver Keys, and 705 Honorable Mentions, from MAM. A full list of winners is downloadable from montclairartmuseum.org/teen. In celebration of this year’s regional recipients, an award ceremony and reception was held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Montclair Art Museum. Each MAM Gold Key Award winner will also display one work in an exhibition through March 26, 2018. For Gold Key works of art, the opportunities for recognition will continue when those works are adjudicated again on a national level.

 

“This is the tenth year the Montclair Art Museum has served as a local affiliate,” said Leah Fox, Director of the Vance Wall Art Education Center at MAM. “It is thrilling every February to see the exceptional work of these young artists and to know that they are on the path for exciting creative careers. In fact, Kay Walkingstick, currently featured at MAM in a major special exhibition, was a recipient of a Scholastic Art Award as a child.”  WalkingStick is now one of the most celebrated artists of Native American ancestry and her major traveling retrospective Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist is on view at Montclair Art Museum through June 17, 2018.

 

“We have an amazing network of Affiliate Partners who bring the program to life by recognizing and encouraging creative teens across America,” said Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. “Over the course of the program’s nearly century-long history, we’ve learned that this recognition can be life changing. For many creative teens, their regional Scholastic Award leads to recognition at the national level, where opportunities for exhibition, publication, and millions of dollars in scholarships await those who receive top honors.” Since the program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Philip Pearlstein, and Sylvia Plath.

 

National Gold Medalists will be announced in March 2018 and will be honored during a special awards ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2018. All National Medalists are eligible for a wealth of additional opportunities such as inclusion in the Art.Write.Now.Tour traveling exhibition and The Best Teen Writing anthology. National Medalist poets are considered for the National Student Poets Program, the nation’s highest honor for young poets presenting original work. A complete list of 2018 regional Gold Key Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recipients is available online at artandwriting.org.

 

 

49 Northern New Jersey Student Artists Win National Recognition in Competition Held at the Montclair Art Museum

49 NORTHERN NEW JERSEY STUDENT ARTISTS
WIN NATIONAL RECOGNITION IN COMPETITION
HELD AT THE MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Honors the

Nation’s Most Talented Teen Artists

 

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, April 17, 2017— The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers has announced the national winners of the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the country’s longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teens in grade 7–12. The Northern New Jersey region had 49 students awarded national medals from a panel of distinguished judges. The students all submitted their work to the competition through the Montclair Art Museum.

            The Montclair Art Museum is the sole affiliate sponsor of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in New Jersey, the ninth year MAM has served in this capacity. The Museum administers the regional awards annually in February and recipients of the highest level of regional award, Gold Key, move on to the national competition. Within the Awards’ 29 categories, which include poetry, photography, sculpture, humor, editorial cartoons, and video game design, a record-breaking 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted for adjudication at the regional level this year. Works are judged on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal vision or voice.

            Awards in the Portfolio category are given to a selection of up to eight works by seniors that are judged as a unit; other awards are issued by individual artwork and students can earn more than one award.

The 49 northern NJ students received 55 national awards total. The recipients are listed below by Name, Town, Grade, and School:

 

Portfolio Silver Medal with Distinction (1)

Avital Shtapura, Fair Lawn, 12, Fair Lawn High School

 

Gold Medal (16)

            Maya Bagish, New Providence, 11, New Providence High School

            Matthew Cerha, Hamilton, 9, Home Schooll

            Kathleen Gao, Millburn, 12, Millburn Senior High School

            Lauren Kim, Oradell, 7, Our Lady of Mount Carmel

            Jessie Lin, Yardley, 8, Princeton Day School (Two Gold Medals)

            Micah Maben, Maplewood, 12, Columbia High School

            Baiyi Ning, Belle Mead, 12, Hun School of Princeton

            Patricia Patalinjug, Nutley, 10, Nutley High School (Also Herb Block Award for Editorial Cartoon)

            Jacob Schuster, Old Tappan, 12, Northern Valley Regional High School Old Tappan

            Ashley Sun, Warren, 11, Newark Academy

            Cassie Tammy Wang, Princeton Junction, 7, Home School

            Raymond Tang, Warren, 12, Watchung Hills Regional High School (Also New York Life Scholarship)

            Grace Yan, Belle Mead, 9, Montgomery High School

            Licheng Yang, New Providence, 12, New Providence High School

            Cynthia Zhang, Holmdel, 8, William R Satz Intermediate School

 

Silver Medal (34)

            Sarah Abrahamsen, Hackensack, 12, Northern Highlands Regional High School

            Luc-Paul Adams, Jersey City, 12, Henry Snyder High School

            Turner Andrasz, Maplewood, 11, Columbia High School

            Mageto Angwenyi, Jersey City, 11, Infinity Institute

Kayleen Minseo Bae, Northvale, 9, Northern Valley Regional High School Old Tappan

Edward Cai, Watchung, 11, Watchung Hills Regional High School

             Suyeon Chang, Flanders, 11, Mt. Olive High School

Emily Choi, Ridgewood, 10, Ridgewood High School

Garrett Chow, Montclair, 10, Montclair High School

Isabel Drumwright, Plainsboro, 11, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North

Erica Einhorn, Millburn 12, Millburn Senior High School

Kate Evans, Ridgewood, 11, Dwight-Englewood School

Margeaux Gould, Weehawke, 11, Academy of the Holy Angels

Yuri Han, Tenafly, 11, Tenafly High School

Eric Jiang, Hillsborough, 12, Hillsborough High School

Dahyeon Kim, Little Ferry, 12, Ridgefield Park Senior High School

Misa Kim, Blairstown, 12, Home School

Nathan Kim, Allendale, 12, Northern Highlands Regional High School

Chris Klein, Skillman, 10, Princeton Day School

Na Young Lee, Norwood, 12, Academy of the Holy Angels

Sarah Lee, Demarest, 12, Home School

Seoyeon Lee, Norwood, 10, Northern Valley Regional High School Old Tappan

Brandon Li, Skillman, 10, Home School

Dan Li, Closter, 12, Northern valley Regional High School Demarest

Nick Metz, Hillsdale, 12, Pascack Valley High School

Shana Mimnaugh, Princeton, 12, Princeton Day School

Katherine Mu, East Brunswick, 8, Home School

Christine Na, Cresskill, 12, Cresskill High School

Abby Ow, Short Hills, 12, Millburn Senior High School

Alison Palmeri, Franklin Lakes, 12, Oak Knoll School – Holy Child

Ashley Sun, Warren, 11, Newark Academy

Harper Usiskin, Hopewell, 9, Pennington School

Judy Xie, Boonton, 9, Mountain Lakes High School

Sung Won Yoon, Tenafly, 12, Tenafly High School (also the American Visions Medal)

 

2017 Special Scholarships and Awards, NJ Winners (4):

  • The New York Life Foundation Award provides six $1,000 scholarships to students whose work exemplifies how the arts can act as a positive outlet to cope with loss and death, and whose work raises public awareness of the issue of youth bereavement. This year’s recipients included Raymond Tang, Warren, New Jersey.
  • The second-annual Editorial Cartoon category, sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, celebrates the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression. The three teen artists who received The Herb Block Award for Editorial Cartoon, a $1,000 scholarship for their outstanding drawings, illustrations, or animations offering commentary on current events or political topics, included Patricia Patalinjug, Nutley, New Jersey.
  • The Gedenk Award for Tolerance provides six $1,000 scholarships to work that addresses the Gedenk Movement’s mission, reflecting on lessons learned from the Holocaust and other genocides, and increasing tolerance in the world. This year’s recipients included Suzan Kim, Hackensack, New Jersey.
  • Five works are nominated out of all regional Gold Key works across all categories as the “Best in Show” for each region; the national jurors chose the best of the five for the American Visions Medal. This year’s NJ American Visions Medal went to Sung Won Yoon, Tenafly, New Jersey.

 

The winners will be celebrated at two events in New York City in June:

  • June 8: National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall: The Gold Portfolio, Gold Medal, and Silver Medal with Distinction students across the nation will be honored at Carnegie Hall with appearances by notable celebrities and creative leaders.
  • June 2-12: Art.Write.Now.2017 National Exhibition: More than 1,000 of the top Scholastic Art & Writing Awards visual and literary works will be on display for the public at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York City.
     

“Our wonder and amazement at the creative output of our country’s youth —and the dedication of our extraordinary educators—never ceases, and this year is no exception,” said Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. “The young people being

recognized today for the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are to be celebrated for their creative and critical thinking, their bravery in telling their own stories on their own terms, and their inventiveness in recording and recreating their worlds. Watch closely, because among this 2,500 are members of the next generation of great American artists and writers.”

            “The body of work submitted this year demonstrated the outstanding artistic talent in New Jersey,” said Leah Fox, Director of the Vance Wall Art Education Center at MAM. “The Montclair Art Museum is thrilled to once again host the Scholastic Art Award competition as part of the range of programs for teens it offers to enrich their knowledge and practice of arts and culture.”

 

575 Northern New Jersey Students Announced as 2017 Scholastic Art Award Recipients in Competition Held at the Montclair Art Museum

575 NORTHERN NEW JERSEY STUDENTS ANNOUNCED AS
2017 SCHOLASTIC ART AWARD RECIPIENTS
IN COMPETITION HELD AT THE MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

 

Regional Gold Key Winners Exhibit at MAM and Compete Nationally

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, February 15, 2017—The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) has announced the regional award recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. This program year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted to 118 Affiliate regions across the country. Montclair Art Museum is the sole affiliate sponsor in New Jersey, the ninth year MAM has served in this capacity. The competition at MAM focuses on visual art and its area of service include the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.

 

At MAM, more than 20 jurors—artists, curators, and educators—participated in a series of panels, reviewing over 4,200 submissions from 1,462 students. 575 creative teens from Northern New Jersey received regional honors, including 251 Gold Keys, 305 Silver Keys, and 650 Honorable Mentions, from the Montclair Art Museum.

 

“The body of work submitted this year demonstrated the outstanding artistic talent in New Jersey,” said Leah Fox, Director of the Vance Wall Art Education Center at MAM. “The Montclair Art Museum is thrilled to once again host the Scholastic Art Award competition as part of the range of programs for teens it offers to enrich their knowledge and practice of arts and culture.”

 

Awards are issued by artwork, and many students received multiple recognitions. Five works were nominated for an American Visions Medal, which is awarded to only one notable work from each locale.

 

A reception will be held for all regional winners on Thursday, February 23, 6–9:30 p.m. with remarks taking place at 7:30 p.m. Each MAM Gold Key Award winner will also display one work in an exhibition from February 23 to March 26, 2017. For Gold Key works of art, the opportunities for recognition will continue when those works are adjudicated again on a national level by a panel of leading creative professionals. National Gold Medalists will be announced in March 2017 and will be honored during a special awards ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in June 2017. All National Medal recipients are eligible for a wealth of additional opportunities, such as inclusion in the Art.Write.Now.Tour traveling exhibition.

 

Since the program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Philip Pearlstein, and Sylvia Plath. “Richard Avedon spoke of his Scholastic Award as ‘the defining moment of my life,’ and we’ve seen this sentiment echoed over the years,” said Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. “It continues to be a privilege to bring students’ voices and visions into the world, and to see how they rise up to the occasion of having their creative work taken seriously. The Scholastic Awards program is an incredible source of inspiration for everyone involved, from participating students, to their educators and families, to our alums.”

 

For a complete listing of regional award winners, click here.

 

 

North Jersey Students Receive Scholastic Art Awards through MAM

NORTH JERSEY STUDENTS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS REGIONAL ART AWARDS
IN COMPETITION HELD AT THE MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

 

Regional Gold Winners Exhibit at MAM and Berkshire-Hathaway Home Services

and Will Compete Nationally

 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2016 Honor the
Nation’s Most Talented Young Artists and Writers

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, February 3, 2016—The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) announced that students from across Central and Northern New Jersey have received prestigious awards for their artwork through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the 93-year-old national program that recognizes outstanding creative teenagers and offers scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. The program is administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, for which the Montclair Art Museum is the sole affiliate sponsor in New Jersey, the eighth year MAM has served in this capacity. The competition at MAM focuses on visual art. Its area of service includes the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.

 

The Montclair Art Museum is one of 115 affiliate organizations nationwide that, in partnership with the Alliance, conduct the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. At MAM, more than 20 jurors—artists, curators, and educators—participated in a series of panels, reviewing over 4,000 submissions from 1,248 creative teens in grades 7–12. The Gold Key Award was awarded to 219 individuals; additionally, 348 received the Silver Key Award and 444 received Honorable Mention. Five works were nominated for an American Visions & Voices Medal, which is awarded to only one notable work from each locale.

 

Each MAM Gold Key Award recipient will display one work in an exhibition from February 18 to March 20, 2016. Due to the number of exceptional works, the exhibition will be split between the Montclair Art Museum and the galleries at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. A reception will be held on Thursday, February 18, 6–9:30 p.m. at both locations, with remarks taking place at MAM at 7:30 p.m. All of the Gold Key works, alongside thousands of entries from other regional affiliate programs across the country, will also be presented to national panels of creative leaders in New York City to determine which receive the highest honors. Jurors will be curators from major museums, leading journalists, gallerists, artists, and established alumni of the program. Past jurors have included Tony Hawk, Lesley Stahl, Wangechi Mutu, Bill Murray, Judy Blume, and Nikki Giovanni.

 

At the national level, sixteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship for each winner. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs. The Alliance will offer more than $270,000 in direct scholarships and awards this year. Teachers of award winners also receive recognition, and hundreds of high school senior award winners are eligible for nearly $4 million in scholarships through a network of more than 60 colleges and universities that recognize the significance of the Awards.

 

Since 1923, nine million students have been recognized through exhibitions and publications and have shared in more than $25 million in awards and scholarships. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has a long list of distinguished alumni who rose to the top of their creative fields since they won their awards in high school, including Andy Warhol, Robert Redford, Sue Miller, Richard Avedon, Zac Posen, Tom Otterness, Philip Pearlstein, and John Baldessari.

 

The 2016 national award winners will be announced in early spring. For more information about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit www.artandwriting.org.

 

North Jersey Students Receive Prestigious Regional Art Awards

Regional Gold Winners Exhibit at MAM and
Berkshire-Hathaway Home Services
and Will Compete Nationally

 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2015 Honor the
Nation’s Most Talented Young Artists and Writers

 

 

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) announced that students from across New Jersey have received prestigious awards for their artwork through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the 92-year-old national program that recognizes outstanding creative teenagers and offers scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. The program is administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, for which the Montclair Art Museum is the sole affiliate sponsor in New Jersey, the seventh year MAM has served in this capacity. The competition at MAM focuses on visual art. Its area of service includes the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren.

 

The Montclair Art Museum is one of 115 affiliate organizations nationwide that, in partnership with the Alliance, conduct the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. At MAM, more than 30 jurors—artists, curators, and educators—participated in a series of panels, reviewing 3,750 submissions from creative teens in grades 7–12. The Gold Key Award was awarded to 230 individuals; additionally, 240 received the Silver Key Award and 404 received Honorable Mention. Five works were nominated for an American Visions & Voices Medal, which is awarded to only one notable work from each locale.

 

Each MAM Gold Key Award recipient will display one work in an exhibition from February 12 to March 22, 2015. Due to the number of exceptional works, the exhibition will be split between the Montclair Art Museum and the galleries at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. A reception will be held on Thursday, February 12, 6–9:30 p.m. at both locations, with remarks taking place at MAM at 7:30 p.m. All of the Gold Key awarded works, alongside thousands of entries from other regional affiliate programs across the country, will also be presented to national panels of creative leaders in New York City to determine which receive the highest honors. Jurors will be curators from major museums, leading journalists, gallerists, artists, and established alumni of the program. Past jurors have included Tony Hawk, Lesley Stahl, Wangechi Mutu, Bill Murray, Judy Blume, and Nikki Giovanni.

 

At the national level, sixteen graduating high school seniors will be awarded with Portfolio Gold Medals, which include a $10,000 scholarship for each winner. Additional scholarships are made available to Portfolio Silver Medalists and through sponsored awards and stipends to summer arts programs. The Alliance will offer more than $270,000 in direct scholarships and awards this year. Teachers of award winners also receive recognition, and hundreds of high school senior award winners are eligible for nearly $4 million in scholarships through a network of more than 60 colleges and universities that recognize the significance of the Awards.

 

Since 1923, nine million students have been recognized through exhibitions and publications and have shared in more than $25 million in awards and scholarships. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has a long list of distinguished alumni who rose to the top of their creative fields since they won their awards in high school, including Andy Warhol, Robert Redford, Sue Miller, Richard Avedon, Zac Posen, Tom Otterness, Philip Pearlstein, and John Baldessari.

 

The 2015 national award winners will be announced in early spring. For more information about the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, visit www.artandwriting.org.

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