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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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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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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The SHAC street sign is just the sign on Main Street, guiding the community to our gallery.

The Spring Hill Art Center’s sign on Main Street, guiding the community to the gallery.

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 Spring Hill Art Center, which manages the Natchez Trace Art Region and the Natchez Trace Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what the Spring Hill Art Center had to say about Awards activity in their region:

The Spring Hill Arts Center (SHAC) is very excited for their first year as an Affiliate Partner for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. SHAC manages the Natchez Trace Arts Region and the Natchez Trace Writing Region which cover Maury County in Tennessee. All students in grades 7–12 are welcome to submit their work. Drs. Daniel and Tanya Scherr, both college professors, will be the committee co-chairs for this year’s program. It is SHAC’s hope to extend this program into other connecting counties in future years.

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Teens responding to a writing prompt during a poetry workshop

Teens responding to a writing prompt during a poetry workshop

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 Newark Public Library, which manages the Southern New Jersey Art Region and the New Jersey Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what the Newark Public Library had to say about Awards activity in their region:

The Newark Public Library is excited for our first year administering the NJ Writing Region, as well as the Southern New Jersey Art Region. All teens in grades 7–12 who attend school in New Jersey are eligible to submit their writing. We are also accepting art from students in Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester counties. Read More

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StudentsColl2The 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 Tulsa Community College School of Visual and Performing Arts, which manages the Oklahoma Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Here’s what the Oklahoma Region had to say about Awards activity in their region:

For more than a decade, Tulsa Community College (TCC) has been proud to be the Oklahoma Regional Affiliate for the Scholastic Art Awards for the entire state of Oklahoma. For the last three years, we have had more than 129 schools participating in the Scholastic Awards representing public, private, and home school students. There are 77 counties in Oklahoma. The state is also broken down into regions: Red Carpet Country, Green Country, Frontier Country, Choctaw Country, Chickasaw Country, and Great Plains Country.  All these regions are represented in the Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Read More

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