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Seven Student-Artists Win Scholastic Art Awards

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists while they were teenagers including: Andy Warhol, Zac Posen, Idelle Weber, Ken Burns, Luis Jiménez, and Kay WalkingStick. A jury of professional artists, curators, and arts educators spent more than thirty hours reviewing three thousand five hundred seventy works of art submitted by one thousand three hundred thirty individual student artists from across northern New Jersey.

The IHA students’ work was selected as part of the top thirty percent of the most outstanding work submitted among their peers. An awards ceremony and opening reception was held on February 27, 2020 and Gold Key award winners were on display at the Montclair Art Museum through February and March. Congratulations to:

Gold Key
Sophia Scian’20 – Silverware (Painting)
Kang Hyun Ryu’20 – Storge Love (Painting)
Kang Hyun Ryu’20 – The Flow of Time (Painting)
Kang Hyun Ryu’20 – Time and Memory (Portfolio)

Silver Key
Kang Hyun Ryu’20 – Pumping (Painting) - Silver Key

Honorable Mention
Jessica O’Neill’20 – Montenegro  (Drawing & Illustration)
Barbara Mattura’21 – Sunrise on Ferry Heights (Drawing & Illustration)
Sophia Scian’20 – An Ant's Point of View (Drawing & Illustration)
Gabriella Peko’20 – Foreshortened Figure (Drawing & Illustration)
Elise Vergos’20 – Self-Portrait (Painting)
Catherine DePalma’21 – Self-Portrait (Painting)
Kang Hyun Ryu’20 – Step to the American Dream (Painting)

Additionally, Kang Hyun Ryu’20 won a National Gold Medal for her painting, The Flow of Time, an incredibly prestigious achievement.