Twenty-Two New York City Galleries Introduce Next Generation of American Artists

National Exhibition of Best Teen Artists Opens City-wide in June 2009

NEW YORK, NY - May 18, 2009 - During the month of June, twenty-two New York City galleries will showcase artwork by emerging artists recognized nationally by The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Esteemed galleries, such as James Cohan Gallery, Pace Prints, Mary Boone Gallery and Betty Cunningham Gallery and the arts>World Financial Center, will each feature an Award-winning piece from the 2008 Awards. A map of the participating galleries is available at

Additionally, the World Monuments Fund Gallery and the Arnold & Sheila Aronson Gallery at Parsons will exhibit artwork recognized by the 2009 Awards. Representing 16 visual arts categories, including painting, sculpture, design, video and film, this year’s exhibition was chosen from thousands of works of art submitted by 7th-12th graders throughout the country. Visitors can also listen to an audio tour of the artists discussing their work. These talented teenagers follow in the footsteps of Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Philip Pearlstein, David Salle, Robert Indiana, Tom Otterness and Zac Posen, who all won Awards when they were in high school.

Information for The 2009 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Art Exhibition

World Monuments Fund Gallery
Featuring 2-D art, including Portfolio and photography
15 East 27th Street
June 5 - 24
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Aronson Gallery at Parsons
Featuring 3-D art, including design, sculpture and video
66 Fifth Avenue
June 5 - 22
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

***Download a map of the participating galleries here .***

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, now celebrating their 86th year, offer early recognition for creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. For more information about the Awards or the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, please visit

Jennifer Boggs (212) 343-6619 or
Cathy Lasiewicz (212) 343-3570 or