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 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open for registration.Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literacy-arts organizations across the country to bring the Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7 through 12 apply in 28 categories of art and writing. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.Last year, students submitted 255,000 works of art and writing to the Awards; more than 68,000 were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top 2,000 works in the country earned National Medals and were celebrated at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall. Go to .... http://www.artandwriting.org/ for more information and details about our region, registration and restrictions.
Student work is accepted in the TCNJ 2014 K-12 NJ Juried Student Art Exhibition: Art, Innovation and Ideas.
Congratulations to AP Art Drawing student, Aliyah, for having her work accepted into the TCNJ 2014 K-12 Juried Student Art Exhibit: Art, Innovation and Ideas. Her work will be on view in the TCNJ Art Gallery for the month of June. The show was juried by various artists including Faith Ringold. The opening reception was a wonderful event honoring all of the students selected for the exhibit and their teachers.
AP Art Drawing student, Diamond, recently placed in two art separate art competitions. She won 3rd Place in the Annual Teen Media Contest "Child Support is More Than Just Money" and she won an Honorable Mention in the Peace Islands Institute Art and Essay competition. Her work will be reproduced on a Calender for the State Department of Human Services as part of their ongoing campaign. Congratulations!
"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