Typewriter, Photography by Sarah Wasinger, Grade 10, Age 16, Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA

Typewriter, Photography by Sarah Wasinger, Grade 10, Age 16, Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA

We are excited to announce the first two Residents of A Suite of One’s Own, our newly launched Writers-in-Residency Program for Alumni of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! The residency will be held at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

Katie McGinnis, novelist

E.J. García, poet

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Are you an educator whose student(s) received Gold Key recognition in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards? If so, we have an amazing opportunity for you!

You could be one of three educators chosen to spend part of the summer to paint with unique materials and technologies at the GOLDEN Educators Residency in beautiful upstate New York!

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2013 resident Timothy H. Lee installs his work in the window.

2013 resident Timothy H. Lee installs his work in the window.

Call for Proposals: Special Opportunity for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni!

Performance artists, poets, digital sculptors, biotechnologists, writers – alumni working in any genre – we want to invite you to apply to the Art.Write.Now POP-UP! A week-long residency, the pop-up will feature one Scholastic Awards alum creating work in the main Scholastic Store display window.

Location: Soho, NYC
Dates: September 21 – September 27, 2014
Deadline for proposals: August 25, 2014
Costs & Support: No costs. $1,000 stipend and material support

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Guest post by Timothy H. Lee (2006-08 Scholastic Awards winner) on his inspiring journey to becoming an artist and his experience in our first Art.Write.Now.Pop-Up! flash residency in the Scholastic flagship store’s main display window from September 29 – October 4

It’s been 3 weeks since my residency at the Scholastic building storefront ended, and I find myself finally transitioning back into a private studio practice. I was surprised at how difficult it was to transition from working in front of hundreds of people a day, to spending quiet nights painting alone. Although my residency only lasted a week, my experience there was one that had a profound impact on my life: not because I met Nick Cannon, or was interviewed by Hi-Fructose, or even because of the opportunities I received as result of my exposure (though I will not lie and say those weren’t amazing perks). The Art.Write.Now.Pop-Up!  served as a confirmation that becoming an artist was the right decision. Read More

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

pop up timothy

If you have ever wanted to see an artist in process, now is your chance! All week long, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumnus, Timothy H. Lee, is transforming the Scholastic Store main display with his artwork as part of the Art.Write.Now.Pop Up residency!  From 11am – 7pm each day, Timothy will be creating in front of a public audience, leaving 557 Broadway with a seriously stunning display by the end of the week. Read More