The above images are from Min Jung Son’s Art Portfolio, which received a Gold Key from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

This is a guest post from Hayley Palmatier, Director at Ashcan Studio of Art in NYC.

Ashcan Studio is a Visual Arts Portfolio Preparation school located in NYC. We admit local, national, and international students who have the goal of applying to any program where an Art Portfolio is required for admissions, such as an Arts High School or BFA program. Some students start at Ashcan as beginners with little or no access to art courses; others are advanced students with a lot of skill and imagination who would like to develop their strengths even more to win awards and get scholarships.

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Kiese-Laymon-Headshot-200x300The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are pleased to announce that author Kiese Laymon will be the judge of A Suite of One’s Own: The Alumni Writer’s Residency!

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumnus and fashion designer Zac Posen presented the Arts Education Award to Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, at Americans for the Arts' annual National Arts Awards. (Photo courtesy of Americans for the Arts)

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumnus and fashion designer Zac Posen presented the Arts Education Award to Virginia McEnerney, Executive Director of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, at Americans for the Arts’ annual National Arts Awards. Photo courtesy of Americans for the Arts.

On October 22, 2018, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the nonprofit organization that presents the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, was honored with the Arts Education Award from Americans for the Arts at the annual National Arts Awards.
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We’re pleased to announce that multimedia installation artist Kenseth Armstead will serve as a juror for the Alumni Microgrant Program! Read More

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GOLDEN Educators Geeta Dave, Kevin Kelly, and Brian Payne attend a technical session during their residency.

GOLDEN Educators Geeta Dave, Kevin Kelly, and Brian Payne attend a technical session during their residency.

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, in partnership with Golden Artist Colors, offers three educators whose students received Scholastic Awards at the regional or national level the chance to spend two-weeks in upstate New York at a painting residency. During the residency, the educators participated in technical demonstrations, took lessons on techniques, and of course, spent time painting! We asked each of this year’s residents how the residency impacted them and their painting practice. Here’s what they had to say:

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LUCIE COOPER, Contemplation with Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Age 15, Power APAC School, Jackson, MS

LUCIE COOPER, Contemplation with Book, Drawing & Illustration. Grade 10, Age 15, Power APAC School, Jackson, MS

Three years ago, the Alumni Council of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards created a residency for Alumni. A Suite of One’s Own: A Writer’s Residency at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in the heart of New York City was created to give the gift of time and space for a writer in need of a retreat from, in the words of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards founder Maurice R. Robinson, “the standardizing pressure of adult life.” This year, two Alumnae, Olga Rukovets and Shannelle Mills, participated in the residency. Here’s what they had to say about their time at The Roosevelt Hotel:

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