Art.Write.Now.Tour: NHIA to host Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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See the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards winners, on display at NHIA now through Oct. 20.

MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce that it will host this year’s Scholastic Art and Writing Awards’ Art.Write.Now.Tour from Sept. 7 to Oct. 20 in the gallery at French Hall, 148 Concord St. in Manchester.

Come and see the best of the best.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.

This year, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; more than 90,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies including here in New Hampshire. The top art and writing winners at the regional level competed at the national level, where more than 2,800 students earned National Medals. National Medalists and their educators were celebrated at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City and their work included in the Art.Write.Now. National Exhibition hosted by Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute.

A curated show featuring approximately 50 visual art works and an anthology of The Best Teen Writing from this year’s national exhibition will make four stops around the country, with the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) being the first venue.

“NHIA has long recognized the value of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in providing opportunities to recognize and support young creatives,” said NHIA President Kent Devereaux. “We are looking forward to sharing this inspiring and innovative work from around the country with the New England community.”

The exhibition will be open weekdays (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) from September 7 to October 20 at French Hall, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, NH. Questions regarding the exhibition should be directed to (603) 836-2589.

2018 National Medalists from New Hampshire include:

  • Isabella Alvarez
  • Will Baker
  • Ana Barlow
  • Renee Bryan
  • Rebecca Cousins
  • Rajrishi Das
  • Andrew Dawe
  • Madison Elgner-Benway
  • Georgia Flanders
  • Jamie Ho
  • Mai Hoang
  • Taylor Hoople
  • Lingyi Hu
  • Taylor Kane
  • Sabrina Kearney
  • RiaKundu
  • Eleanor Mallett
  • Herman Nixon
  • Fiona O’Shea
  • Jacqueline Perry
  • Tobias Phillips
  • Leeza Richter
  • Melissa Rojek
  • Georgia Schill
  • YuminShivdasani
  • Emily Soule
  • Ivy Tran
  • Praise Uzuyem
  • Xinying Wang
  • Wendi Yan
  • Jenny Yang

About the New Hampshire Institute of Art

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today offering undergraduate (BFA, Dual Degree BFA/MAT), graduate (MFA, MAT), and community education programs (Youth Arts, Pre-College, Community Education, and Professional Development) serving almost 2,000 students annually on campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, New Hampshire.

We are a tight-knit community of creative thinkers, artists, designers, writers, and art educators who use the power of our creativity to transform the community around us. We are a haven for students at every stage of their artistic journey, a place where artists can explore possibilities without fear and engage with people and experiences that will shape them and their future.

NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). For more information, visit


Manchester Campus

148 Concord Ave, Manchester, NH 03104 | (603) 623-0313

Sharon Arts Center Campus

457 NH-123, Sharon, NH 03458 | (603) 924-7256

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