Students drawing together at Ashcan Studeio

Students drawing together at Ashcan Studio

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ national office in New York City partners with organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Our partners are doing great work in their communities, and we love hearing about their outreach efforts, their students, and their programs. This month, we shine the spotlight on Ashcan Studio of Art, one of our Region-at-Large partners. Here’s what Ashcan had to say about their organization:

Ashcan Studio of Art was established in New York City in 2006 by artist Sun Young Kim. Mr. Kim began teaching at several different portfolio prep art studios, and found that none of them were structured in a way where the students were reaching their highest potential, or making the truly outstanding portfolios he knew they could. That’s when he decided to branch off on his own and opened Ashcan Studio. Read More

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Artwork by Alum Bria Whitney

whitney iv by Alumni Microgrant recipient Bria Whitney, Mixed Media on Canvas, 26″ x 20″

Congratulations to the 2018 Alumni Microgrant recipients! An initiative of the Alumni Council, the Alumni Microgrant program awards $1,000 to six alum to support them in a creative endeavor.

The 2018 Alumni Microgrant recipients are: Read More

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Teacher and writer Ari Zeiger getting students pumped for a Weekend Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans.

Teacher and writer Ari Zeiger getting students pumped for a Weekend Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ national office in New York City is dedicated to growing and supporting our Affiliate Partners across the country. Our Affiliate Partners are doing great work in their communities, and we love hearing about their outreach efforts, their students, and their programs. This month, we shine the spotlight on the Scholastic Writing Awards of Southeast Louisiana, which manages the Southeast Louisiana Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what the Scholastic Writing Awards of Southeast Louisiana had to say about Awards activity in their region: Read More

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We are in the final stretch of submissions this year and we want to help answer any last minute questions you may have for this year’s 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

In recent years, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers team has hosted a Facebook Live event to answer questions ranging from the mailing process of an artwork to issues of plagiarism and originality.

We want to ensure fellow educators, parents, and teens understand the full 2018 “Call for Submissions” process. Check out our most popular and common questions. Good luck, creative teens!

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Edwidge Danticat

Author Edwidge Danticat will serve as judge for the 2018 Alumni Writer’s Residency. Edwidge has been a judge for the Scholastic Awards in the past, and will now lend her expertise to select the two residents. Read More

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PGAC art students showing off their custom t-shirts.

PGAC art students showing off their custom t-shirts.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ national office in New York City is dedicated to growing and supporting our Affiliate Partners across the country. Our Affiliate Partners are doing great work in their communities, and we love hearing about their outreach efforts, their students, and their programs. This month, we shine the spotlight on the Pacific Grove Art Center, which manages the California Central Coast Art Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what the Pacific Grove Art Center had to say about Awards activity in their region:

Artists and patrons alike love sharing and learning the process of artmaking.

Artists and patrons alike love sharing and learning the process of artmaking.

The Pacific Grove Art Center (PGAC) is an arts and arts education non-profit whose mission is to Educate, Appreciate, Exhibit, Encourage, and Inspire. As part of that mission, we proudly host artist studio rentals at below market/affordable rates where local artists are encouraged to work and develop their craft. The artists exhibit bi-annually and at various times during the year with open studios and other events. We are also the home of the Peninsula Ballet Center. Read More

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