The Art.Write.Now.2016 National Exhibition featured the most creative visual art and literary works by teens from across the country. These young artists received top honors in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which were adjudicated this year by dozens of notable artists and writers including Eric Fischl, Mickalene Thomas, Art Spiegelman, and Polly Apfelbaum.
The exhibition spanned two locations in New York City—Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute—and showcased more than 1,000 of the freshest and most engaging visual and literary works from students nationwide in grades 7–12. Art.Write.Now.2016 provided valuable insights into what issues are on the minds of teenagers through painting, poetry, sculpture, photography, journalism, film, animation, editorial cartoons, and more.
The creative teens featured in this exhibition follow in the footsteps of past Scholastic Awards recipients Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Edward Sorel, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Ken Burns, Kay WalkingStick, and many other notable artists and writers.
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School
66 Fifth Avenue @ 13th Street / 2 West 13th Street @ Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Dates: June 2–12, 2016 (closed June 5)
Featuring Gold Medal work other than Drawing & Illustration, Design, and Ceramics & Glass; plus all Writing
Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10011
Dates: June 2–June 12, 2016 (closed June 5)
Featuring Gold Medal work in Drawing & Illustration, Design, and Ceramics & Glass; plus all Writing
The Art.Write.Now.2016 National Exhibition and accompanying programs are co-sponsored by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School, Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery, and through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Blick Art Materials & Utrecht Art Supplies. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers wishes to additionally acknowledge Framerica and Associated Visual Communications, Inc. for their special support of the National Exhibition.