Congratulations to the PHS students who won the 2017 Teen Media Contest. Jackson won 2nd Place in the hand drawn category in the 2017 Teen Media Contest. This contest is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development. Student entrants were asked to create and submit a piece of artwork, which complements the state’s ongoing advertising and community outreach campaign. The students were honored at a ceremony at the New Jersey Statehouse where their artwork was on view. Jackson’s winning artwork will be included and published in the 2017 New Jersey Child Support Calendar.
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
Only 18 pieces of artwork were selected for this year’s juried exhibit. Piscataway High School visual arts students received 4 of the 18 awards! Christine received 1st Place. Her artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along with winning pieces by students from around the country for one year. Neha won 2nd Place and Mariah and Nina each received Honorable Mention. All the students will be honored at the Sixth Congressional District Spring Awards Ceremony.
Congratulation to PHS senior, ChrissyI Chrissy was nominated for the Art Educator's of New Jersey High School Scholarship. After completing the application and submitting her visual arts portfolio she just found out that she was awarded the scholarship. Chrissy will be pursing a career in the visual arts upon graduation.
Special thanks to the AENJ for making great opportunities available for students who care deeply about the visual arts. It is so important for our students to see that there are professional organizations and people beyond our community that feel art is important and valuable.
Congratulations to AP Art Drawing student Chrissy. Her work was selected for the Art Administrators of New Jersey annual Emerging Artist exhibition. Chrissy was one of 42 student artists selected to be part of the exhibit at the James Howe Gallery at Kean University. Chrissy was one of 10 students who was selected to receive an award, honorable mention. She will now submit her art portfolio for a second round of judging that could make her eligible for a scholarship. It was wonderful to see all of the fantastic artwork and wide variety of media at the reception.
Congratulation to, Drawing & Painting II student, Emma ! Emma’s design for the 2017 Art Educators of New Jersey Youth Art Month Design Competition was chosen as one of the six winning entries. The Art Educators of New Jersey join other state art organizations to participate in the YAM Design Competition each year to highlight importance of art in our school and community. Emma’s artwork will be featured on a billboard in NJ and will be displayed at the NJ State YAM Reception in Trenton in March, where she will receive an award.
At the end of the year, AP Art Drawing student and class of 2016 graduate, Mary Dvorksy, entered the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Art Contest. The contest asks students to create a piece of artwork that is inspired by an issue that impacts our oceans such as pollution, conservation and environmental impacts on the ecosystem. Mary, who is currently in college studying art, won honorable mention! Her artwork was fantastic and stood out from the 1,200+ high school entries from around the world. Congratulations!
The 2017 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Art contest is now open. Let Mrs. Amme know if you are interested in entering. Check out the link to see more information http://fromthebowseat.org
Congratulations to AP Art students, Courtney and Mary, who were honored at the 2016 Governor’s Awards in Arts Education Awards Ceremony for their excellence in the visual arts on May 26, 2016. Both students applied for and were awarded the Art Educators of New Jersey High School Scholarship and were then nominated for the Governor’s Award. It was a great night filled with talented performances by students from all around New Jersey. Their artwork by projected on the theater screen and included a variety of pieces from their visual arts portfolio.
The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 educators and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and the leaders for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education. The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School