Throughout the fall semester, 91st Street art students were hard at work creating different visual arts pieces they would ultimately submit to one of the nation’s most prestigious and longest-running recognition programs for teens, the Scholastic Art Awards. Dating back to 1923, this international competition draws hundreds of thousands of submissions a year. Sacred Heart students have been competing in this competition for decades and have earned numerous accolades throughout the years.
This year was no different. In January, 17 Sacred Heart students found out their pieces had been selected to win varying levels of awards, including the competition's most prestigious accolade, a Gold Key award.
“The Scholastic Arts Competition receives 500,000 pieces each year,” said Mary Boulton-Haling, the Visual Arts Department Chair. “We are so proud of all our visual art students who entered this competition.”
Eliana-Robyn B. ’24, a junior at Sacred Heart, submitted the piece pictured above and was awarded the competition's highly coveted Gold Key award. Starting in late March, her winning piece will be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Later this spring, her work will go on to be judged against all other Gold Key award winners. If she receives an award at the national level, she will be honored at an event at Carnegie Hall.
Click here to see each of the 17 pieces that received Scholastic Art Awards under the instruction of art teachers Mary Haling, Jaclyn Talley, and Emily Palmer!