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Over 70 Regional Scholastic Awards go to Teen Artists

We’re excited to announce that twenty students from The Art Effect’s Art Institute program received recognition at the 2019 Hudson Valley Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Award. Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards recognize exceptional and artistic talent in students from across the United States.

By entering their work in 29 different categories of art and writing, middle school and high school students over the age of 13 from all over the country in grades 7–12 have the chance to win scholarships and receive national recognition. All of those that have received regional Gold Keys will be forwarded to the national level of the Scholastic Awards, where they will be considered for National Medals. Student work is on display at SUNY New Paltz from Friday, February 8th through March 3rd, 2019.

Students of The Art Effect’s Art Institute program received 36 Gold Keys, 39 Silver Keys, 1 Silver Portfolio and 50 Honorable Mentions. These students include:

Arlington High School:
Kyla Holland
Ashley Pink
Lauren Ricci
Benjamin Solliday
Eric Yen

Buckeley Middle School:
Jadyn Stafford

FDR High School:
Michael Kaake

The Harvey School:
Nina Ansaldi

Homeschool:
Amelia Audette-Diaz – Highland, NY
Audrey Poteet – Red Hook, NY

John Jay High School:
Melanie Moore

Kennedy Catholic High School:
Emma Schmidt

Kingston Senior High School:
Emily Dooley

Marlboro High School
Wislianie Valdez

New Paltz High School:
Juliette Crisafi
Pilar Duvivier
James Hyland

Our Lady of Lourdes:
Alyssa Santacroce

Poughkeepsie High School:
Lamar Wint

Rhinebeck High School:
Molly Stark

Rondout Valley High School:
Olivia Weinstein

“These awards, as well as seeing their art hanging in a professional show, validate our students’ hard work and countless hours spent in the studio,” states Todd Poteet, Director of Visual Arts at The Art Effect. “For some, it means scholarships to college, a pathway to success, or an opportunity to express their voice, but for all, what I see is The Art Effect.”

Check out the some of the work that made it to the Scholastic Awards below! Can you recognize any of our artists?