The Scholastic Art Awards have been around for a long time– Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates were all award recipients. I remember hearing about the awards when I was a student in elementary school, back when the highest form of art to me meant appreciating the the art of illustration in children’s books. That’s when I wanted to be an author and Maurice Sendak, Dr. Suess, and other sadly forgotten illustrator/authors combos were my heroes.
I’ll be reliving my childhood on January 25th, 2012 by helping judge the photography and photography portfolio section of the these infamous awards. Excited to be a part!