Exhibition at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C.


Fourteen students from Oogie Art that have received national recognition in the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and five were honored to have their artwork exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. This exhibition showcases the strongest artwork from talented teens all over the country, ranging from traditional media like painting and drawing to mixed media highlighting contemporary issues. Over the past year, our Oogie students have worked very hard towards entering their pieces in the competition, and we couldn’t be more proud of them for sharing their creative ideas. Congratulations Katherine Pan, Ava Xu, Maya Dixon, Joseph Li, and Jane Demarest!!

Ribbon–cutting Ceremony Date & Time

Sept. 16, 2016

Show Date & Time

September 5 – October 31, 2016

Exhibition Location

The U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C.

Fundraising Event for Myanmar Orphans

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A few students from Oogie Art held a fundraising event in Busan, Korea to raise money towards the Mya Theingyi Orphanage in Myanmar. Students had the chance to speak directly with the locals and raise awareness on the orphanage and their plans to help the community. Oogie Art emphasizes that students become leaders and take on projects like this on their own. It gave students an opportunity to raise funds, simultaneously increasing leadership skills.


August 20, 2016 


Haeundae Beach, Busan, Korea

Myanmar Leadership Program

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Students from Oogie Art visited the Mya Theingyi Orphanage in Yangon, Myanmar to spend time with the children and create a diverse range of artwork. Children were very responsive towards creating something meaningful to express their emotional state and experiment with different supplies provided.  It was a great experience to go abroad and bring fun and positivity to connect with the students and become leaders in the classroom.


August 14 ~ 19, 2016

Art College Admissions II based on 40 colleges interviews with Admission Officers and Chair or Director of art department & 20 Mentors

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Director Wook Choi published her second book titled Art College Admissions IIStemming from 35+ years of experience as an artist, art educator and art dealer, Wook delivers tips and guidance on creating the best portfolio, including examples of student work, and provides insight from interviews with industry professionals in all creative fields including fine art, design, & architecture. Over 40 colleges and universities were interviewed to highlight their best programs and developments in their schools. This is the best updated resource for anyone looking to enter a college or university to further their art education. 

Date & Time

July 2016


Oogie Art Press in New York, NY

Author: Wook Choi, Founder of Oogie Art

Scholastic Art National Award Ceremony 2016

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12 Scholastic Art National Awards were given to students at the national level this year.

Some schools such as Pratt Institute honor scholarships for students that have gained recognition at the national level. For example: 

  • Portfolio Gold Award Recipients in General Art or Photography: $1500/year for four years
  • Portfolio Silver Award Recipients in General Art or Photography: $1000 a year for four years
  • Gold Award Recipients Individual works: $500 a year for four years

Congratulations to the following students: Katherine Pan, Ava Xu, Maya Dixon, Joseph Li, and Jane Demarest

Scholastic Art Award Ceremony 2016

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The 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony was held at Parsons School of Design. Once again, Oogie Art beat their record with a total of 188 Key Awards! The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a renown competition, recognized by virtually every art education institution in the world. This is the best opportunity for students to become engaged with other artists and share their creative voices in a diverse setting. It’s also a crucial component to highlight their achievements during their college admissions.