This year more than 30 GFA students were named as national award-winners as part of the national 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The mission of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is to “identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world,” according to the official website, and has been "supporting the future of creativity since 1923."
As students progress in the visual arts program, they learn to engage in "creative discourse," with an active vocabulary and understanding of how to make art, critique it, and write about it.
Elyse Kimball '20 recently won the First Place Prize in Drawing for her piece, "Collateral Beauty," at the Stamford Art Association Student Art Show. Senior Hannah Calzone won the Elsie Ralph Merit Award for an entire portfolio.
Four GFA students were chosen to be a part of this year's Drexel University high school photography contest. Seniors Charlotte Cohen, Ethan Phan, and Jolie Rolnick, and sophomore Bella Bohnsack were among the 100 students accepted in the annual nationwide contest that sees more than 1,900 entries each year.
Our young artists fill the halls with their work, and spread their talents into the world by way of competitions, productions, and exhibitions. Faculty, who are both educators and artists, open the doors for exploration, imagination, and skill-building.