The Northern New Jersey Art Region awards were presented by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers at the Montclair Art Museum to:
Gold Key Award
Kang Hyun Ryu’20 - Drawing and Illustration, Comfort
Kaguya Okawa-O’Connell’18 - Sculpture, Numb Ripple
Anyssa Merlini’19 - Fashion, Tailor Workshop
Katherine Evans’18 - Drawing and Illustration, The Sound of Sirens
Amanda Natt’18 - Mixed Media, Looking into the Future
Our students’ work was recognized by a panel of creative professionals as the most outstanding work submitted among their peers. Since 1923, these awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists while they were teenagers, including Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Idelle Weber, Ken Burns, Paul Chan, and Kay Walking Stick. Our students are now counted among those esteemed Scholastic Awards alumni.
Gold Keys “unlock” the opportunity for recipients, such as Kang, to continue to the national level of the competition. The work of the Gold Key Award winners was displayed at an Opening Reception at the Montclair Art Museum on February 15, 2018, where all award winners received their certificates of recognition.