National Awards

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.   

Young Arts Finalist: Aaron Smithson + Merit Winners: Mary Safy & Eungyoung Lee


Three students from Oogie Art were recognized for their artwork in the National Young Arts competition.

Aaron Smithson was chosen as a finalist as one of 12 out of 12,000 students in the USA and invited for a workshop and exhibition at the museum in Miami. He was also awarded a $10,000 Presidential Scholarship. His architectural portfolio displayed organic pieces inspired by the sea and incorporated a wide use of mixed media. Aaron's portfolio is also featured on YoungArts.

The Young Arts competition is highly competitive, and we feel honored to have our students recognized for their artistic achievements. Congratulations Aaron Smithson (Trinity School, Oogie Art), Mary Safy (Stuyvesant Highschool, Oogie Art) & Eunyoung Lee (Lexington Highschool, Oogie Art)!!