Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2011

Congratulations to our students whose photographs received awards from The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2011 - NYC Regional competition. Our students received three gold awards and three silver awards for their photographs that were submitted to the competition. The awards ceremony and exhibition was held at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the Bronx, in April of 2011.

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P.S. Art 2011

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The P.S. Art competition was created to acknowledge outstanding student artwork in grades PreK to 12 through an exhibition of student work and a catalogue publication. The New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School convene panels of acclaimed artists, notable arts professionals and respected art educators to serve in two rounds of judging. The final selection of artwork highlights the outstanding work of our students and the exemplary practices of their teachers as it relates to the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts .

Semi Finalists

Congratulations to Teddy Rungreang and Silvia Sasaki who were selected as semi-finalists in the P.S. Art 2011 competition this year.


Congratulations to senior Silvia Sasaki whose photograph “Belongings” has been selected from over 800 entries to be in the P.S. Art 2011: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids exhibition. P.S. Art 2011 celebrates the visual arts in New York City’s public schools and showcases the tremendous talent of students from every neighborhood across the city. This year the P.S. Art exhibition will be on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. P.S. Art will be on exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from June 14th to August 7th and will then move on to the Tweed Court House.

P.S. Art Studio Scholarship

Silvia Sisaki , whose photograph (Belongings) was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the P.S. Art 2011: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids exhibit was chosen for special recognition by the Studio in a School Association and is a recipient of the Studio Scholarship award. The scholarship of $1500.00 is designed to further Silvia’s studies in the visual arts at an accredited professional school or college.

Professional Women Photographers Student Awards 2011

Congratulations to junior Christina Noskova who has received a third place award from the Professional Women Photographers 7th annual Student Awards competition for her photographs that she made addressing the contest theme of “Fruits & Vegetables”. Christina’s images won in the 11th-12h grade category. In addition to her award of $100.00, Christina’s photographs were included in an exhibition of all entered photographs at the Calumet Gallery in Manhattan. The awards ceremony was on March 5th and the exhibition remained on view for two weeks. Last year Christina was recognized as a first place winner from the Professional Women Photographers 6th annual Student Awards competition in the 9th-10th grade category, winning an award of $500.00. Professional Women Photographers is a non profit organization that has been educating the public about the art of photography and supporting the work of women photographers for over thirty years. This is the seventh year of the competition which is open to all young women enrolled in a New York City public or private high school. Once again, congratulations to Christina.

Arts Connection

Congratulations to Rita Budnikova whose photograph was selected for the exhibit : The Rhythm of the Day. The opening reception was on April 6th at the offices of Centerview Partners in Manhattan. Rita received an award of $100.00 in addition to having her work chosen for this exhibit.