Friday, January 22, 2016

I.S. Artists Win Scholastic Regional Art Awards

Island School congratulates its two winners in the Hawai'i Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Seventh grade student Amber Asuncion and eighth grade student June Hsu both won “gold key awards,” Scholastic's most prestigious award.

Regional winners of gold key awards will have their work considered for the Scholastic National Awards in New York City later this year. Amber's photograph and June's painting will be part of the 53rd Annual Hawai'i Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition at the Hawai'i State Art Museum, from February 19th through April 15th. June and Amber will be honored at the Scholastic Awards Ceremony at HiSAM on Saturday, February 20th.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest running, most prestigious competition in the United States. Created in 1923 by Maurice R. "Robbie" Robinson, founder of the Scholastic Corporation. it has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Frances Farmer, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates, among many others.

Here are their award-winning works:

Photo by Amber Asuncion

June Hsu's painting