Pratt Manhattan Gallery


Since 1923, The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have identified, celebrated and fostered the talents and visions of our nation’s teens in grades 7-12. Works by this year’s winners remain on exhibit through this week at the Parsons School of Design at The New School and at Pratt Institute’s Manhattan Gallery. Pictured above is Subway Story, a cardboard sculpture, fashioned by 16-year old Shaun Rogers. Here are several more artworks reflecting not only extraordinary talent, but a strong social consciousness, as well.

Vanessa Anthony, Collateral Damage, age 16


Sophia Cai, Faces of Baltimore, age 16

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Alexis Peabody, Black Lives Matter, age 18


Eli Lederberg, The Presidentials, age 17


Ryan Sundada WongInsatiable Appetite, age 15


Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Art.Write.Now.2016 remains on view through this week. Parsons School of Design at The New School is located at 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street in the Village, and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery is just up the block at 144 West 14th Street.

Photo credits:  1, 2, 5 & 6 Tara Murray; 4 Lois Stavsky



The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, celebrates the talents and visions of teens in grades 7-12 from across the country. The Art.Write.Now.2015 National Exhibition — on view through Sunday at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the Parsons School of Design and at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery — features an extraordinary array of works in a range of media by the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners.  Among these works are many with a distinct urban sensibility. Here is a small sampling of these:

Jose Valejo, Age 17, Sign 3


Tanner Rhines, Age 19, Black and White Condention Part 2, segment of larger piece

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Elijah Maura, Age 17, Initiation


Amanda Amador, Age 16, Creepy, Beany Babies

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni Council member and award-winning photographer Antonio Pulgarin speaks at this past Friday’s opening reception at Parsons


This coming Friday — from 10 am to 1:30 pm — both exhibition locations will host a Student Showcase featuring a range of activities from Art Portfolio Talks to an Art-Making Workshop. The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at the Parsons School of Design is located at 66 5th Avenue in the Village, and the Pratt Manhattan Gallery is nearby at 44 West 14th Street. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

NoteL First image: Jesus Hilario, Age 17, No

Photos: 1, 3 & 6 Lois Stavsky; 2 Dani Reyes Mozeson and 4 & 5 Tara Murray