Annual Gala

Join us in support of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers!

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Event Details

Art & Writing @ Night
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:30 Dinner and Celebration
Three Sixty in Tribeca
10 Desbrosses Street, New York City

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About the Event

We cordially invite you to an evening of celebration for the nation’s best young visual artists and writers. By attending, not only will you experience firsthand the spectacular works of our most creative youth, you will actively support the next generation of artists and writers. Proceeds from this event support the programs of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

Benefit Committee

2018 Major Sponsors

Gregory R. Miller & Michael Wiener, Co-Chairs

Alison Benson, Co-Chair

Suzanne Randolph, Co-Chair

Billy DiMichele, Honorary Chair

Scholastic Inc.

The Maurice R. Robinson Fund

Command Web Offset Co.

The New York Times

Presenting Sponsor


Command Web Offset

Scholastic Inc.

J.T. Magen & Company Inc.


Leadership Circle

Blick Art Materials


J.T. Magen & Company Inc.

Lindemeyr Book Publishing/CNG

LSC Communications

Gregory R. Miller and Michael Wiener

New York Life Foundation


Resolute Forest Products

Relevance Labs

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan


Bank of America

Alison Benson

Leslie and Barbara Buckland

Interstate Display Connection

Ernst & Young

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

Kyle Good

Jill and Peter Kraus

Phoenix Color

Ripco Real Estate

Scholastic National Partnerships





Baker McKenzie

Ken Cleary

Ernst & Amy Fleishman

Andrew Hedden

J.M. Wechter & Associates Inc.

Kinetic Objects

Leo Paper



Slalom Consulting

Sandra Wijnberg and Hugh Freund


Phyllis and Hank Beinstein

Heidi Berghuis

Brann & Isaacson

Expeditors International

Dwight E. Lee and Blair Brown


Nora Halpern

Virginia McEnerney

Olivia Morgan

Quad Graphics

Rebecca and Peter Shapiro



Gregory R. Worrell

Notable Alumni

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have identified and celebrated the most creative teenagers in the nation. The creative promise of some of our foremost artists and writers was first recognized by the Scholastic Awards, including:

Frances Farmer, 1931

Bernard Malamud, 1932

Robert McCloskey, 1932

Jacob Landau, 1933, ’34

Harry Bertoia, 1934, ’36

Ezra Jack Keats, 1934

Hughie Lee-Smith, 1934

Truman Capote, ca. 1936

Charles White, 1937

Mozelle Thompson, 1937, ’38

Richard Avedon, 1941

Philip Pearlstein, 1941, ’42

Andy Warhol, ca. 1945

Robert Indiana, 1946

Sylvia Plath, 1947

Edward Sorel, 1947

Cy Twombly, 1948

John Updike, 1948

Kay WalkingStick, 1948

John Baldessari, 1949

Alan Arkin, 1951

Stan Brakhage, 1951

Red Grooms, 1952

Robert Redford, 1954

Peter S. Beagle, 1955

Joyce Carol Oates, 1956

Luis Jiménez, 1957, ’58

Mel Bochner, 1958

Arnold Hurley, 1962, ’63, ’64

John Lithgow, 1963

Stephen King, 1965

Donald Lipski, 1965

Joyce Maynard, 1966–’71

Carolyn Forché, 1967

Tom Lichtenheld, 1967

Gary Panter, 1968

Kevin Bales, 1970

Tom Otterness, 1970

David Salle, 1970

Ken Burns, 1971

Michael Bierut, ca. 1974

Rodney Alan Greenblat, 1977

John Currin, 1979

Audrey Niffenegger, 1981

Myla Goldberg, 1989

Paul Chan, 1992

Ned Vizzini, 1996

Lucianne Walkowicz, 1996

Zac Posen, 1998

Lena Dunham, 1999

Erik Madigan Heck, 2001

Michael Raisler, 2003

Abdi Farah, 2005

and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Alumni Council