We are proud to share that one of our Advanced Placement 2-D art students, Erin Julian, who is a junior at Marist, received three distinguished National Scholastics Art Awards. She won a gold key for a mixed media work titled “Adrenaline,” a silver key for photography on her piece titled “Piecing My Future,” and an honorable mention for photography on a piece titled “Land of the Faeries.” Erin’s piece that won gold key, will go on to the National competition judged this month.
“For as long as I can remember, I have loved creating art. Whether it’s drawing, painting, taking art classes, or taking photos, art has always been a way to make any bad day a good one,” said Erin Julian, “In the art classes I’ve taken at Marist, my teachers have always been so supportive and have encouraged me to try new things. I feel like I will have a great foundation for studying art in college. There were so many talented students across the country that entered the National Scholastics Art Competition, and I’m honored and grateful to have 3 of my pieces win awards.”
About the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious educational initiative supporting student achievement in the visual and literary arts. The program has an impressive legacy of being the first to acknowledge creative talent and is today’s largest source of scholarships for creative teens.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards recognize student achievement in the visual and literary arts in 28 categories, including drawing and illustration, photography, flash fiction, poetry, film and animation, journalism, and more. Since the program’s founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Amanda Gorman, Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol.
An Award signifies to parents, teachers, the community, and colleges that a student is an accomplished artist or writer. The Awards offer opportunities for creative teens to earn recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Each work of art and writing is blindly adjudicated, first locally through the more than 100 affiliates of the Alliance, and then nationally by panels of judges comprised of renowned artists, authors, educators and industry experts. Works are judged on originality, technical skill, and emergence of personal vision or voice.
We look forward to seeing more incredible work from Erin in her time at Marist and beyond. Also, Erin was featured in a Patch Article, to read more, click here.