Students Receive More Than 100 Awards

Students From The Art Effect’s Art Institute Receive More Than 100 Awards at Scholastic Competition Top winners will proceed to a national competition, others showcase work at SUNY New Paltz The Art Effect is proud to announce that students of the Art Institute received more than 100 awards at the recent 2018 Hudson Valley Scholastic Art Awards, a competition produced by the Hudson Valley Scholastic Art Awards Consortium.   Students received 115 Gold and Silver Key awards (including 3 gold key portfolios and 3 silver key portfolios), 4 out of 5 American Visions Awards, and 50 honorable mention awards. Art Institute students received awards in the following categories: Sculpture, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Portfolio, Photography, Digital Art, Film & Animation, Painting, Editorial Cartoon, and Drawing & Illustration. Gold Key and American Visions winners will go on to a national competition where they will compete with winners from more than 100 affiliates nationwide. A Winner’s Exhibition will be on display at the Rotunda Gallery at SUNY New Paltz from February 3-22, 2018. Winners from the Art Institute include:
  • Emily Canning (John Jay H.S.)
  • Anthony DiBattista (John Jay H.S.)
  • Tariq Gordon (Poughkeepsie H.S.)
  • Maya Henderson (Warwick Valley H.S.)
  • Yanlam Ko (Spackenkill H.S.)
  • Chloe Mosbacher  (New Paltz H.S.)
  • Audrey Poteet (Home Schooled)
  • Leyla Shapiro (Spakenkill H.S.)
  • Benjamin Solliday (LaGrange M.S.)
  • Maxwell Von der Horst (Warwick H.S.)
  • Olivia Weinstein (Roundout Valley H.S.)
  • Claire Wu (John Jay H.S.)
  • Morgan Zolko (Rhinebeck H.S.)
“The arts are truly alive and thriving in the Hudson Valley,” says Todd Poteet Director of Visual Arts at The Art Effect. “Every year the Hudson Valley Scholastic Arts Award Consortium does an incredible job reviewing and judging thousands of entries. With such great teachers and young artists in the competition, we are thrilled to have so many of The Art Effect’s students and pieces awarded this year. With the recent merger of Mill Street Loft and Spark Media Project into The Art Effect, we had our first film entries and were able to expand the media work of our students. We look forward to attending the awards and recognizing all the fabulous work from students throughout the Hudson Valley.” The Hudson Valley Scholastic Art Awards Consortium includes Orange-Ulster BOCES, Orange County Arts Council, Ulster BOCES, Dutchess BOCES, Sullivan County BOCES, and the Enlarged City School District of Middletown. The awards are presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent, and present their remarkable work to the world through recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarship. Past award winners have included esteemed artists Andy Warhol, Philip Pearlstein, Cy Twombly, Robert Indiana, Kay WalkingStick, and John Baldessari; author Richard Avedon; actors Frances Farmer, Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, and John Lithgow; and filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Ken Burns, and Richard Linklater. About Scholastic: Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community–-young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets, and sculptors, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.