The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program was started in 1923. Students across America in grades 7–12 submitted nearly 350,000 original works in 29 different categories of art and writing. Through the Scholastic Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Over the last few years, several students in Glasgow Middle School’s talented visual art program have earned this honor.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards believes that art educators plays a critical role in building our creative society—inspiring, engaging, and shaping the practice of the next generation of artists. The organization invites educators across the nation whose students received recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Awards and who are working in the paint medium in their own art. This year, about 280 educators have applied. Residents were selected through a competitive juried process for their submitted work.
Recipients of Golden Educator residency award Geeta Dave was
invited to participate in a two-week artists’ residency in upstate New York through the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation. This is the nation’s only fully-funded professional residency program solely for arts educators.
By winning this place at the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency Program, they received hands-on instruction for advanced painting techniques, learned about the fabrication of materials, and got to experiment with new supplies making this opportunity not just about space but about access to continued education and development.
This year, all selected art educator Residents across the nation will participate in a group exhibition at The Painting Center in NYC from September 4–26, 2018.