Students whose works appear in the exhibition or read their writing during the opening ceremony pose on stage with members of the organizations that partnered together to make Art.Write.Now.DC 2016–17 possible.

The Scholastic Awards once again partnered with the U.S. Department of Education, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, to present Art.Write.Now.DC 2016–17! This exhibition, featuring a selection of works from the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, opened on September 16, 2016 and will be on display until July 2017. The opening reception and Awards ceremony were attended by approximately 250 guests, including students who received National Medals in the 2016 Scholastic Awards and their families, educators, and Affiliate Partners.
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Benefit Photo

Scholastic Awards Alumni from left: Iviva Olenick (’93), Antonio Pulgarin (’07), Zara Kessler (’08), Philip Pearlstein (’41), Justin Nissley (’01), Winston Chmielinski (’06), and Dionisio Cortes Ortega (’04)

Art & Writing @ Night, our annual benefit for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, was held at Tribeca Three-Sixty on May 10. The night featured artwork on display from our Alums and current students, as well as remarks from Alum and artist Philip Pearlstein, and an improvised keynote from actor Bill Irwin and Alum Madeleine LeCesne. Read More

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The Disposable Society

The Disposable Society, Editorial Cartoon by four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block.

On Saturday, September 26, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and The Herb Block Foundation will present a special workshop, “Introduction to Editorial Cartooning,” at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, FL. Students of all skill levels are welcome to attend.

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Timothy Lee - Window View

On September 29, we launched Art.Write.Now.Pop-Up! to celebrate the start of the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Functioning as a flash residency for one Awards alumni, the pop-up took over the main display window of the flagship Scholastic Store. In one week, alum Timothy H. Lee created not only impressive works of art, but also an environment that mirrored his studio for all to observe.

Every day, curious passers-by looked on as Timothy’s surprisingly scientific process resulted in beautiful watercolor works adorned with intricate cutouts reminiscent of cell structures. Timothy, a Korean-born New York-raised artist, studied Neuroscience, Drawing and Biology when he attended Wesleyan University. After graduating with high honors, he decided to table his medical ambitions in favor of becoming a full-time studio artist. Perhaps the most intriguing part of his process to watch was the cutting of his vast network of diamond-shaped slices. Scholastic employees, tourists, locals, and even TV Host/Actor Nick Cannon, looked on, completely mesmerized by his hypnotic technique. Read More

2013NationalExhibition (small)

This post originally appeared on Scholastic’s On Our Minds blog. By Lia Zneimer.

It’s been ten days since the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners were honored at Carnegie Hall, but we’re still celebrating their accomplishments. The two weeks following the Awards ceremony (which, by the way, you can watch [or re-watch] online) are some of my favorite: that’s when a selection of Award-winning art and writing is on display here in New York. Of course, living in this City means we’re fortunate enough to be surrounded by countless museums and galleries, but I can honestly say that the pieces featured in the Art.Write.Now.2013 National Exhibition are some of the most extraordinary I’ve seen. Read More