Art.Write.Now.2019 National Exhibition

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May 31, 2019 - June 8, 2019

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries

The Art.Write.Now.2019 National Exhibition features the most creative visual 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 Anne Gaines, Winston Chmielinski, Mario Rossero, Margaret El, Lucianne Walkowicz, Antwaun Sargent, Jason Kass, Chrissie Iles and Adrienne Jones.

The exhibition spans two locations in New York City— Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School and  Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery—and showcases more than 1,000 of the freshest and most engaging visual and literary works from students nationwide in grades 7–12. Art.Write.Now.2019 provides 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, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Ken Burns, Kay WalkingStick, Paul Chan, and many other notable artists and writers.

Special Thanks

The Art.Write.Now.2019 National Exhibition and accompanying programs are co-sponsored by the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School and Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery. The exhibition is supported, in part, by 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 this exhibition.

This exhibition spans two locations:

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design at The New School
66 Fifth Avenue @ 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10011