Pittsburgh Region Art Coordinator Frances Hawbaker painting a mural.

After ten years, the Scholastic Art Awards have returned to Pittsburgh, PA

The Scholastic Awards program has its roots in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh was Scholastic Inc.’s headquarters for many years and where the program got its start back in the 1920s. In fact, numerous famous artists like Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein and Mel Bochner were enrolled in Pittsburgh high schools when they won their Scholastic Art Awards.

The Regional Pittsburgh Scholastic Art Awards will now be sponsored by La Roche College and coordinated by North Allegheny Senior High School art teacher Frances Hawbaker. According to Hawbaker, who was interviewed by local paper North Hill News a few months ago: “Art is to be shared, and because of the broad range of this program, students can really get their work out there. It really helps them develop a vision.”

Read the full article from the North Hill News online edition.

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