2020 National Art Jurors

The Scholastic Awards warmly thank the 2020 National Art Jurors. A cast of more than 100 art jurors, including curators, gallerists, artists, filmmakers, video game designers, educators, and more, evaluated Gold Key works submitted by talented students from across the country based on the following time-tested criteria: originality; technical skill; and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Scroll down to learn more about the 2020 National Art Jurors. 

American Visions Award

Ashley Bass

Cristian Pietrapiana [Instagram: cristianpietrapiana]

Kenny Rivero

Architecture & Industrial Design

Hayley Eber

Ibrahim Greenidge

Hannah Rogge, Director of Product Development at Klutz

Art Portfolio

Lex Brown

Margaret El, Newark Board of Education

Marlene Graham, Manager of Full-time Education at the International Center of Photography

Alex Guzman, Visual Artist

Carl E. Hazlewood [Instagram: carle.hazlewood]

Monica McKelvey Johnson

Gregory R. Miller

John Morning, Printmaker

Professor Mark O’Grady

Mario Riccardo Rossero, Executive Director of the National Art Education Association

Jennifer Ann Schmidt, SMFA at Tufts University

Heather Zises, Founding Member of Ninth Street Collective

Best-in-Grade

Scherezade Garcia

Jane Lafarge Hamill

Jonathan Peck

Ceramics & Glass

Nobutaka Aozaki

Jared Christopher Deery

Karl Orozco

Civic Expression Award

Larry Brown, ACT-SO National Director for the NAACP

DeLesslin Evans George-Warren

Marisa Morán Jahn, Executive and Artistic Director at Studio REV-

Comic Art

Dean Haspiel

David Kalman Ostow, Cartoonist at The New Yorker

Lauren Rebecca Weinstein, Cartoonist at The New Yorker

Design

Jonathan Key

Isaiah King

Debbie Millman

Digital Art

Basem Aly, Associate Director of Research and Strategic Projects at Pratt Institute

Denae Nichol Howard

Miwako Tezuka 

Drawing & Illustration

Eric Jonathan Battle

Alex Brett Fine

Fred Harper

Stefano Imbert

Alexandre Keto [Instagram: alexandreketo]

Amy Ginette Kurzweil

Orlee Malka [Instagram: orleemalka]

Tom Motley

Ellis J. Rosen

Kevin B. Sampson

Courtney A. Tramposh [Instagram: ctposh]

Jerome Walford

Editorial Cartoon

Drew K. Baumgartner, Assistant Editor at Valiant Entertainment LLC

Ken Fisher

Chelsea Saunders

Fashion and Jewelry

Ariel Adkins (Instagram: artfullyawear)

Johnny Lee Coffelt

Bella Neyman, Co-Founder of New York City Jewelry Week

Film & Animation

Jason Eppink

Bill Morrison

David Schwartz

Yaara Sumeruk

Ava Forte Vitali

Sofia Warren

Future New

Anna Harasanyi

Juan Hinojosa

Julie Lohnes

Middle School

Aarati Ramya Akkapeddi

Nashrid Quadir Choudhury, Scholastic Inc.

Dr. Kim Defibaugh, Past President at National Art Education Association (NAEA)

Belenna M. Lauto, Professor of Photography at St. Johns’ University

Jessica Moon, Director of Visual Content, Strategy & Compliance at Scholastic Inc.

Demetrius Devon Oliver

Mixed Media

Aru Apaza

Beldan Sezen, Artist and Curator at Booklyn

Michael David Watson

New York Life Award

Bridget Badore

Spencer Merolla

Karina Puente

One Earth Award

Keri Louise Maxfield, Art Director at the Nurture Nature Center

Alexis Rockman

Sarah Cameron Sunde, creator of 36.5 and instigator/co-curator of Works on Water

Painting

Ronald Lamon Hall

Keiran Brennan Hinton

Chemin Hsiao

Joel Lopez

Karmimadeebora McMillan

Tarisse Iriarte Medina, Art Curator at Curated Concepts Inc

Joan Michael, Senior Art Director at Scholastic Inc.

Hannah Rogge, Director of Product Development at Klutz

Patterson Sims

Photography

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Co-Founder of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

Felix Batcup, Design Director for Scholastic ART

Luis Carle

Paul Chevannes, Tiffany & Company

Lola Flash, Educator with the New York Board of Education

Chelsea Raquel Fritz, Library Assistant at Scholastic Inc.

Donjai Gilmore, Photography at The Point CDC via Red Hook Labs

Orestes J. Gonzalez, Photographer

Jesse Manning, Co-Founder and COO at Business Lunch Productions

Felli Maynard

Cesar Melgar

Hasna Muhammad

Tristen Norman, Senior Manager of Creative Insights at Getty Images

Seph Rodney

Laura Wiley-Donohue

Printmaking

Lee Ann Adams, Executive Director of the Association of Arts Administration Educators

Delphine Fawundu

Patrick Dustin Rowe

Sculpture

Onyedika Chuke, Board Member at Foster Pride, Residency Unlimited and Mind – Builders Art Center [Instagram: onyedikachuke]

Sophia Olivia Figuereo

Chelsea Raquel Fritz, Library Assistant at Scholastic Inc.

Video Game Design

Wynta Jada Carter, Assistant Teaching Artist at Urban Arts Partnership (UAP)

Ben Norskov, cofounder and Systems Designer at Antidote

Luke Francis Wilson