Dear Scholastic Award Recipients, teachers, families, and friends,
The 2014 Art and Writing Awards are live! Click the link above to begin registration. If you participated in the Awards last year, you may log in using the same email and password. For people new to the program, these awards are for any students in grades 7 through 12. If you go to school in NYC, then you are in the right place. Otherwise you should register with your local Affiliate.
It is probably a good idea to begin registration early; the work can always be uploaded at a later time. The deadline for submissions for the NYC region is January 8th. There is no ban or limit on subject matter; everything is fair game. All the judging is done blind. Category descriptions can be found here: http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/how-to-submit/categories/
In the meantime, we will continue to bring you winning work from 2013 in order to help inspire you even further. We hope that you will enjoy viewing and reading the work as much as we have.
If you happen to be an educator (day school or after school) and are interested in having a Scholastic representative visit your school, please drop a note to the email address below.
Also, please visit us on Facebook to see photos of the Awards and Like our page! https://www.facebook.com/CasitaMaria.org
With warm regards,
Manager, The Scholastic Awards of New York City
Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education
718-589-2230 ext. 6191
Just a reminder and an update:
Tonight we will be screening a dozen films by Scholastic Award filmmakers at 7pm. The winners will also be on hand to discuss their films.
The update is for the location, which has been moved to around the block from the original site. The screening will now be at 66 West 12th street, at Tishman Auditorium.
Hope to see you there!
There was a misprint on some of the Writing Award Notifications, which said that the Writing Awards Ceremony will be from 11am – 1pm on April 12th. That is actually the time of the Art Awards.
The Writing Awards will take place on April 12th, from 3pm – 5pm.
If you know of anyone else who plans to attend the Writing Ceremony and might have wrong time, please let them know about the mistake.
Our sincere apologies for the confusion.
Parsons has generously offered to host a night of Gold and Silver Key films for us. There were a lot of great films this year, and some of the young filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their work. Come down and join us on Thursday, April 3rd, from 7 – 9 pm, at 66 Fifth avenue. Whether you are a devotee of the cinema, or just a fan of creative youth, it’s going to be an awesome night!
This just in from the ASAP Awards. Find out how to apply below!
The ASAP Awards provide scholarships for high-achieving, low-income students in grades 7 – 11 to attend summer intensive art and writing programs with high quality, college-prep level instruction by creative professionals. ASAP applicants meet these three criteria:
- They have earned a 2014 Gold Key in art or writing;
- They’re enrolled in 7th to 11th grade; and
- Their families have demonstrated financial need (for example, $45,000 a year for a family of four; extenuating circumstances are also considered).
Summer Precollege and Camp classes include but are not limited to:
The Teen Academy over at the International Center for Photography has just opened their registration for Spring classes. You can find the basic information here:
But the exciting part is that they are graciously offering scholarships to their fantastic programs. A scholarship application can be found here:
Blank consent forms can be found here. Remember, if you are displaying a piece of artwork in the Scholastic exhibit, you MUST have this form attached to the back of your work.
If you are a Gold or Silver Key winning artist, and wish to have one of your pieces featured in this year’s exhibition, please see the instructions below.
Casita Maria is proud to present a survey of JASMINE MURRELL’s recent work, ANCIENT FUTURE, curated by Christine Licata. In this exhibition, Murrell examines western ideologies through a panoramic lens of ancient customs and philosophy, offering the viewer expansive dialogues on equality, diversity and the politics of history.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
February 5 –April 3, 2014
FREE Public Programs:
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The following five pieces have been nominated for the American Visions Award. These works are the best-in-show for the NYC Art region in 2014. Congratulations to these incredible artists!
Claire Burden – Rat Queen (Painting)
Molly Devries – The S.S. Drottningholm (Film & Animation)
Hyojae Kim – The Dress for Office (Fashion)
Charlotte Lee – Pierre (Painting)
Susan Park – The Three Rooms (Mixed Media)
The following five pieces have been nominated for the American Voices Award. These works are the best-in-show for the NYC Writing region in 2014. Congratulations to these incredible writers!
Lily Goldberg – Untitled, Dorothy, Louisa, Truth (Poetry)
Winton Yee – A Brief History of My Middle School Courtships (Personal Essay/Memoir)
Benjamin Chin – Stepping Up (Short Story)
Mitashee Das – The Middle (Short Story)
Rachel Calnek-Sugin – When My Parents Go Out I Eat Breakfast For Dinner And Pee With The Door Open, Feet On The Couch (and The End Of A Marriage), My Mother Makes An Apple Cake (Poetry)