National Art Honor Society Fundraises for Hudson Valley Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

The Art Effect’s National Art Honor Society Chapter #2242 is excited to partner with The Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary to raise funds for their no-kill shelter. Members will be collecting donations now through June 4, 2021. Donations of $80 or more placed on or before May 28th can choose to receive an original pet portrait in exchange for the donation. For more information and to donate visit:

Animal portrait artwork will be created by the incredibly skilled young professionals of The Art Effect’s National Art Honor Society, who are eager to create artwork in support of a great cause.

Since the start of the school year, The National Art Honor Society has collected non-perishable food and clothing for Rebuilding of Children & Community families, painted The Trolley Barn Gallery windows this past winter, picked up trash on Pershing Avenue in Poughkeepsie, led an artistic discussion on Chronogram’s Taking it to the Streets virtual event, and are currently designing a virtual Pride Month art exhibition with Dutchess Pride, to name a few of their community projects this year!

Started by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) in 1978, the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) inspires and recognizes 9th – 12th graders who have shown an outstanding ability in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in working toward the attainment of their highest potential in art areas and brings art education to the attention of the school and community.

Chapter #2242 members are selected each semester from nominated high school students at The Art Effect who meet the requirements of excellence in the study and creation of art, a minimum of an 87 weighted GPA, and attendance and participation in our Art Institute, Spark Studios, and/or MADLab programs.

Upcoming projects for the National Art Honor Society include a community Juneteenth celebration from 1:00PM-6:00PM at Mansion Square Park. This is the 7th Annual Juneteenth Event hosted by R.E.A.L. Skills Network to celebrate the end of slavery in the US and commemorate the life of Theodore “Tree” Arrington. Arlington High School student mural designer Mary Haddad and Oakwood Friends School mural artists will also be present to see their Black Lives Matter mural unveiled at The Family Partnership Center at 12:00PM. 

The National Honor Society Chapter #2242 strives to help students reach the highest level of professionalism as they begin their pursuit of careers in the arts by volunteering in community service projects, murals, hosting, organizing, and/or participating in community art events, fundraising to support the local community, and creating venues in which students may showcase their work.