See You at The Met! – Friday March 24, 6-8 pm

Dear Students, Parents and Educators,
You’re invited to the Opening Reception of the Gold Key Art Exhibition at The Met on Friday March 24, 6:00-8:00 pm. The exhibition features Gold Key artwork and writing created by NYC’s most talented teens. All are invited and no RSVP required. Come celebrate the 2017 NYC award recipients and design your own tote bag too!
  • Was your 2017 Art submission awarded recognition at the Honorable Mention or Silver Key level? If so, your work will be displayed digitally at the Opening Reception!
  • Was your 2017 Writing submission awarded recognition at the Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Key level? If so, you’re encouraged to enter a lottery to read an excerpt of your work at the Opening Reception. Student readings will be limited to three (3) minutes and the countdown begins after you’re handed the microphone. Interested? Enter the lottery at the opening reception from 6:00-6:25 pm. The Honorable Mention/Silver Key and Gold Key lineups will be announced at 6:45 pm after the Welcome Remarks are concluded. Refer to the program schedule for more details.
  •  Design Your Own Tote Bag! A free workshop will be offered to all guests.
  • Free Admission Ticket! All guests will receive a free ticket to view the rest of the museum’s collections. We hope you check out the galleries after enjoying yourself at the Opening Reception.
Scroll down for more information about the Opening Reception.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
New York City Regional Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
6:00-8:00 pm
  • View the exhibition of Gold Key works of Art including Film & Animation and Writing from grades 7-12
  • Read Gold Key writing from grades 7-12 on iPads in the Exhibition and in bound notebooks in the Nolen Library
  • See Middle School, 3D and Oversize Gold Key works on a film reel in the Carson Family Hall
  • View a screening of Silver Key and Honorable Mention works of art from grades 7-12 in the Seminar Room
  • Meet Pratt Institute in the Carson Family Hall
6:30-6:45 pm
Welcome Remarks, Carson Family Hall, ground floor
6:45-8:00 pm
Honorable Mention and Silver Key Student Readings
Honorable Mention and Silver Key recipients read short excerpts from their works (up to 3 minutes) in the Carroll Classroom. Readers selected by lottery. Eligible readers may sign-up for the lottery in the Carroll Classroom, 6:00-6:25 pm.
Gold Key Student Readings
Gold Key recipients read short excerpts (up to 3 minutes) from their works in the Carson Family Hall. Readers will be selected by lottery. Eligible readers may sign-up for the lottery in the Nolen Library, 6:00-6:25 pm.
Make a Tote Bag!
Facilitated by The Met. Get creative by designing your very own tote bag in the Studio. Explore how words can become art by engaging with images of primary works of art from the Museum’s collection to spark tote bag design inspiration!
The Museum is open until 9:00 pm. We hope you will explore and enjoy the galleries!

Today (12/16) is NYC Submission Deadline

NYC Educators and Students,

Tomorrow December 16th is the deadline for submissions. Student work must be uploaded by 11:59 pm.

SUBMISSION FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY DECEMBER 16th. The best way to ensure that a submission form is postmarked is to personally visit a post office and hand deliver your envelope to a window agent and request that your properly stamped envelope be postmarked to demonstrate compliance with a deadline.

LAST MINUTE RESOURCE: Do not despair if you’re scrambling at the last minute. The James Farley Main Post Office at 421 8th Ave in Manhattan is open until 10 pm.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does the submission form have to be received by December 16th or postmarked by December 16th? It must be postmarked by December 16th.

Can I hand deliver my submission form(s) to the Scholastic office?  Delivery via snail mail is recommended, however, you may drop off your submission at the reception desk on the 1st floor of the Scholastic Inc. headquarter building at 557 Broadway. It will be staffed until 7 pm.

Does an educator need to sign the submission form? Yes an educator needs to sign the form irrespective of how and when the work being submitted was prepared. Any educator at a student’s school may sign the form.

I have an exigent circumstance. Can the deadline be extended? No. The deadline of 12/16, 11:59 pm is absolute for all NYC students.

Where can I find the submission form? After logging onto artandwriting.org, you’ll see “Welcome to your dashboard”. Below, you’ll see 1. My Profile, 2. My Uploads and 3. Print, Sign & Mail Your Forms, and Pay For Your Submission. To the right there is a button labeled See My Submission Form And Payment Options. Click on that button to generate your submission form.

 

Reminder: Submission Deadline is December 16th

This is a reminder that the deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 16th, only two weeks away!

Don’t forget about our newest award category, Editorial Cartoons.

The category, Editorial Cartoons, sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, is designated for artwork that conveys a political theme or message. Up to three Medal recipients in this category will each be awarded a scholarship of $1,000. This is an incredible opportunity for teens to be recognized and celebrated for their talent and ideas. A fee waiver is available to any student with a financial need.

Editorial cartoons may be in the form of, but are not limited to single panel drawings with captions, sequential comic art, illustrations, digitally created drawings, or animated films with a political theme or message. I sincerely hope that all NYC teens share their unique perspectives about current local and world issues by participating!

Shemish & it’s time to grow up

Shemish by Emma Burekhovich, Silver Key, Painting, 12th Grade, Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Brave
Shemish by Emma Burekhovich, 2015 Silver Key, Painting, 12th Grade, Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Brave

it’s time to grow up (2015 Gold Key, Poetry)

By Serena Yang, 8th Grade, Hunter College High School

she misses the days
when she could squint at the shadows
and see goblins trying to steal her piggy bank,
when she could stare up into a cloudless blue sky
and declare that there are pegasi circling just overhead.

where’s her dragon
in all its fire-breathing glory?
where’s her prince
to sweep her up and kiss her dizzy?
where’s her fairy godmother
already years late?

where did the monsters go
and why do the fairies hide themselves?

it makes her uneasy
when she squints at the shadows
and sees nothing but the outline of her furniture,
when she stares up into a cloudless blue sky
and declares nothing more than the slim chance of rain.
and so she spits defiantly at change
and sneers righteously at reality.
she tightens her grip—
rather break her fingers than let them slip.

soon, she realizes just how
alone
she is in this world
(even as her eyes continue to search feverishly
for familiar signs of home).
she realized much too late, she thinks,
and now she can’t seem to remember why
she fought so hard to hold on.

no one warned her
of the price she would pay
for all the time she had sealed her ears
to society’s rigid rules
and lived inside her thoughts.
no one told her
to let go,
and so she dreamed.

but now she’s lost in a labyrinth that doesn’t exist
trampled by beasts she no longer sees
searching for herself in carnival fun house mirrors
and scattered fragments of past selves.
she never knows what she’s looking for,
and perhaps that’s why her fingers grasp,
desperately, at absolutely nothing.

she doesn’t know who she is anymore,
hasn’t she already paid her price in full?

she wants to run—
where to?
she wants to fly away—
oh, but her wings are tied.
she wants to cry—
her eyelids are sewn shut.
scream—
where’s her voice?
she’s scared and lost and—
stumblingtrippingfalling.

because suddenly, looking for magic
in shadows and cloudless blue skies
isn’t who she is (isn’t who she’s expected to be),
not anymore.

Deadline Extended for Teen Art Gallery! – March 6th!

T.A.G. (Teen Art Gallery) is accepting submissions for their 2015 Art Exhibition!  T.A.G. is one of NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ favorite programs!  They are run by teens for teens.  If you submitted to the Awards, why not submit to T.A.G. as well?

Teen Art Gallery is a group formed and run by teens from different schools in NYC to 10455234_727768350595297_3273411259554446510_nexhibit art created by teens from around the world.  Our mission is to make it possible for teenage artists to show their work in real galleries.

We produce several art exhibits each year in Manhattan. Our gallery shows feature artwork created by teens from around the world in all categories, including: Photography, Performance, Poetry, Video, Writing, Comics, Animation, Installation, Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture.

T.A.G. Mission Statement

For some young-adults, the art world– full of white walls, art dealers and established artists–can be intimidating. We may have difficulty approaching this world even if we are well endowed in both maturity and talent. Our difficulty is partly due to the lack of knowledge that coincides with the limiting environment assigned to us because of our age. T.A.G.’s goal is to eliminate this limitation when present and provide fellow teenaged-students with the opportunity to take part in displaying their works in a gallery. T.A.G. reaches out to all young artists so that they are not alone in figuring out the process of showing their work in a gallery setting.

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Many teenagers are immensely talented and sophisticated in their use of techniques, such that their place in a gallery is beyond well deserved.

For details on how to submit please visit T.A.G.’s FAQ page by clicking here!

Upcoming Events at the Met!

Did you know the Met offers free programming for NYC Teens?  Time to plan for a rough winter?  hang out with the Met’s masterpieces and make some of your own!

Take a look below and see what is coming up.  These programs are free but the spots fill up, so click on the links and reserve your spot ASAP.

 Swimming at Ōiso, Distant View of Mount Fuji (detail), Meiji period (1868–1912), 1893. Japan.
Swimming at Ōiso, Distant View of Mount Fuji (detail), Meiji period (1868–1912), 1893. Japan.

On Friday, Dec. 12th, explore careers in the arts at Career Lab: Write, then create your own poetry inspired by works of art at Get Wrapped Up: Poetry and the Art of the Kimono – Poetry Workshop!

Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy, the principal dancers of India’s world-renowned Nrityagram dance troupe
Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy, the principal dancers of India’s world-renowned Nrityagram dance troupe

On Saturday, January 10th, join other teens for Saturday Sketching: Vessels & Volumes (all materials are provided!) then stick around for the 5pm performance of Nrityagram by a traditional Indian dance troupe.

See you there!

 

Submissions are open for Teen Art Gallery!

T.A.G. (Teen Art Gallery) is accepting submissions for their 2015 Art Exhibition!  T.A.G. is one of NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ favorite programs!  They are run by teens for teens.  If you are planning on submitting to the Awards, why not submit to T.A.G. as well?

Teen Art Gallery is a group formed and run by teens from different schools in NYC to exhibit art created by teens from around the world.  Our mission is to make it possible for teenage artists to show their work in real galleries.

We produce several art exhibits each year in Manhattan. Our gallery shows feature artwork created by teens from around the world in all categories, including: Photography, Performance, Poetry, Video, Writing, Comics, Animation, Installation, Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture.

T.A.G. Mission Statement

For some young-adults, the art world– full of white walls, art dealers and established artists–can be intimidating. We may have difficulty approaching this world even if we are well endowed in both maturity and talent. Our difficulty is partly due to the lack of knowledge that coincides with the limiting environment assigned to us because of our age. T.A.G.’s goal is to eliminate this limitation when present and provide fellow teenaged-students with the opportunity to take part in displaying their works in a gallery. T.A.G. reaches out to all young artists so that they are not alone in figuring out the process of showing their work in a gallery setting.

Many teenagers are immensely talented and sophisticated in their use of techniques, such that their place in a gallery is beyond well deserved.

For details on how to submit please visit T.A.G.’s FAQ page by clicking here!

Best Light: Free Art Photo Shoot for the 2015 NYC Scholastic Awards

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Every year the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards receive over 4,000 art submissions from NYC teens.  Each piece of art is judged by a panel of professional artists using the student’s digital submission – a photograph!  Parsons The New School For Design and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers want you to feel confident that your photograph represents your artwork at its best, hence the first ever Best Light, a free 2015 NYC Scholastic Awards Art Photo Shoot!

Parsons will have professional photographers on hand to photograph your work for submission.  All students submitting to the 2015 NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (Deadline, Dec. 17th, 2014) are encouraged to attend.

parsons-the-new-school-for-design-logo-61dtuatuThis is a free opportunity.  Please RSVP HERE.

Best Light: Free Artwork Photoshoot Event for Students

Sat. Nov. 8th, 2014 from 1pm-5pm

Parsons The New School For Design

2 W 13th St RM 701, New York, NY 10011

What to bring: 1. Your art! 2D or 3D pieces are welcome.  You are allowed to bring up to 12 pieces  2. A thumb drive.  (If you are unable to bring a thumb drive, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers will have some on hand.)

What to expect: RSVP here for a 15 minute time slot.  Parsons will be providing two stations manned by professional photographers.

What you get: A high quality digital photograph ready for uploading to the Online Registration System for submission to the 2015 NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!IMG_5214

This Friday: Teens Take The Met

 

Have you heard?  This Friday, Oct. 17, from 5pm-8pm NYC Teens rule The Met.  That’s a full three hours of FREE Friday night fun.

The Met is bringing in 40+ of the coolest organizations around (think 3D Systems, The Intrepid, WNYC, The Roundabout Theatre Company…) to set up activity stations all over the museum for teens ages 13-18.TeensTakeMetFlyer

So, in addition to, you know, hanging out with the work of the most famous visual artists in the world and of all time, you can take a dance class with Ailey Extension, or just hit the floor with DJ Kakez from BETs Black Girls Rock.  Or there’s always designing military apparel and protective gear with the Intrepid, trying your hand at Chinese calligraphy, designing tattoos with MAD, creating and performing short plays, and much, much more.

No RSVP required, just enter through the Education Entrance of the museum on 81st street and show your middle or high school I.D.  Free food and drinks will be available in The Met’s cafeteria.

Visit The Met’s page for more details, including a detailed schedule and map of all the activities.

Dance break, courtesy of DJ Kakez and Trevor Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to improve your art portfolio? Help is here.

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Our pals at Parsons The New School For Design are hooking up with some other big names in the NYC art scene to bring a wonderful opportunity to High School junior and senior visual artists.

More info below, and through this link.

Portfolio Redefined is for high school juniors and seniors who are preparing an art and design portfolio for college admission as well as members of their families who would like to learn more about art degrees and college readiness.portfolio redefined

Join Parsons, Museum of Arts and Design, Ashcan Studio and the Joan Mitchell Foundation for a portfolio development day on October 11, 2014. Hands-on “how to” sessions will guide students in workshopping ideas for building a competitive application and portfolio for colleges of your choice while finding inspiration to kick-start your portfolio.

Parents are invited to attend sessions that review how students can turn a passion for art into a successful college major and career.   College representatives, arts professionals and students from art and design colleges will lead us in the day’s activities. RSVP here.

Student Workshops will include:

  • Portfolio strategies from artists and students
  • Best practices for digital documentation
  • Artist statement writing
  • Group portfolio reviews (bring a sampling of your artwork to share)

RSVP HERE

Parent Workshops will include: 
  • Overview of art & design majors and careers
  • Financial aid: What is it and how do we access it?

*A breakfast snack, a bag lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided for students and family members at the event.

*Students should bring a sample of 4-6 samples of your artwork to be reviewed for feedback.