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!

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!

 

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

Picture-Prose Mashup!

Self-Portrait by Sarah Gratz (Brooklyn, NY), 2014 Silver Key
Self-Portrait by Sarah Gratz (Brooklyn, NY), 2014 Silver Key

Excerpt from Scene 2 of the 2014 Silver Key Dramatic Script Sometimes We Lie For The Better by Emmeline Vickers Batzdorf (Brooklyn, NY)

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Foundation by Heejung Koh (New Hyde Park, NY) 2014 Silver Key Portfolio
Foundation by Heejung Koh (New Hyde Park, NY) 2014 Silver Key Portfolio

Swelna: Daddy! There’s a man in my window!

Jason: Oh, sweetie. I am sure it was nothing. They were probably just cleaning the windows or something.
Swelna: No they weren’t, Daddy. They do that on Sundays. We used to watch them do it every other week when I was two.
Jason: Well they must have changed the schedule in order not to disrupt people. I am sure its fine.
Swelna: Daddy!
Jason: What is it, Sweetie?
Swelna: He didn’t have a bucket.

Jason: Oh, Swelna, my little Kenyan princess. Don’t worry about it. Now go back to

Foundation by Heejung Koh (New Hyde Park, NY) 2014 Silver Key Portfolio
Foundation by Heejung Koh (New Hyde Park, NY) 2014 Silver Key Portfolio

sleep.   No more bad dreams.  This is your home.  This will always be your home.  I love you.  We have to spend all morning setting up for the birthday girl’s party and you don’t want to be tired.

Swelna: Good night daddy. I love you.  Did you really buy me rainbow balloons?
Jason: Sleep tight. I love you too.
Swelna: Audrey says rainbows are for gay people.

Jason: Well I’m not gay, Swelna!  Rainbows are happy occurrences in nature that happen after storms.  You tell that Audrey to stop spreading rumors.  You hear me.

Swelna: Daddy, you’re yelling.

Jason: Cause I’m not gay.

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Foundation by Heejung Koh (New Hyde Park, NY) 2014 Silver Key Portfolio
Foundation by Heejung Koh (New Hyde Park, NY) 2014 Silver Key Portfolio