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Alumni Art Show Thursday Aug 3rd 6pm to 8pm

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A&D Alumni show

Alumni Art Show Thursday Aug 3rd 6pm to 8pm

The High School of Art and Design
is pleased to bring together a collection of works spanning nearly five decades of lineage. Everyone in this exhibition is connected to the school’s rich 80+ year history of art making, rigor and experience.

The pieces in this show come from a diverse group of artists, who clearly have remained dedicated having left the temporary guidance offered at the school. Life post-high school can take many forms for a budding artist just leaving the nest, entering the world to become whatever life has in store. Others choose a more academic path, beginning fresh new careers in veterinary science, biomedicine, education or finance. Our graduates hold enormous potential, regardless of interest, talent or ambitions. They are not only great artists, but great thinkers.

Alumni are connected in very specific ways, just by virtue of coming from the same family. What may not be obvious is that some of the artists continue into their professional careers with the media they come to love in school. They dabble in watercolor and go on to become master watercolorists. They learn the basics of cartooning and go on to light up comics in a big way. This is particularly heartening to see that an impact so profound continues well into many years of professional art making.

The High School of Art and Design would like to thank the Alumni Association and President George Alonso for their continued support of our school’s mission and for embracing the rich history created here every day.

The Artists

Javier Agredo
Andrew Allen
Janine Anfuso-Ferranti
Anna Bida
Max Bounan
Élan Cadiz
Joan Chiverton (Pels)
Frieda Christofides
Clare Eunbi Cho
Janice Edelman-Lee
Paul David Elsen
Neil Feigeles
Kreg Franco
Susan Greenstein
Melissa Guachun
James Harrington
Dionisios Kavvadias
Pearl Lau
Rosa Loveszy
Deja Martyr
Darryl Moore
Ricky Mujica
Anna Niklova
Luis Recio
Devon Rodriguez
Anthony Rosado
Alec Turner
John Varriano
Richard Veloso

This show is dedicated to
Michael Cheverino,
beloved teacher and alumnus of the High School of Art & Design, class of 1971.

The Cheverino Family has asked that all donations be made to the Alumni Association in Michael’s name. If you would like to make a donation, please CLICK HERE, and in the comment box write “In memory of Michael J.Cheverino”.

Open Call for A&D Alumni Artwork For Kenny Gallery Show August 3rd - September 20th

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Open call for A&D Alumni Artwork:
The High School of Art & Design is curating a show, to run August 3 – September 20 in the Kenny Gallery.

To be included, please submit all images (maximum of 2 works) in JPEG format, along with:


Please send this information to John Brinegar at

You still have time to submit.
To be determined by a number of responses
The Alum show will run Aug 3rd – Sep 20th.
The artwork drop off week will be July 24-28.

Opening reception for Alumni only and their guests on Aug 3rd from 6-8pm.

On Sept 14th we will have a closing reception which will include the students and alumni together.

Please join the High School of Art & Design Alumni Association's (A&DAA) annual Toy Drive and Holiday Party

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You are cordially invited HS of Art & Design Alumni Association’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive for The Coalition for the Homeless.

Please join the High School of Art & Design Alumni Association’s (A&DAA) annual Toy Drive and Holiday Party for the Coalition for the Homeless. The A&DAA will be collecting new toys for children on behalf of the Coalition for the Homeless from November 30th to December 15th. Please bring your new and unwrapped toys to the holiday event. With your help, we can make this holiday season brighter for thousands of homeless girls and boys.

Date: December 15, 2016
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
138 West 25th Street New York NY 10001


The Alumni Association will be collecting on behalf of The Coalition new, unwrapped toys for children living in New York City homeless shelters.
With your help, we can make this holiday season brighter for thousands of homeless girls and boys!


Admission is free.
Appetizers will be provided.
Happy hour special until 8pm
Cash bar open all night
Please RSVP:
RSVP on Eventbrite

All toys should be unwrapped see list. PDF










Draw-a-thon 2.0-- The Wrap-Up

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The Draw-a-thon 2.0 version was a huge success! Over 460 participants, this event drew 91 middle school students and their parents who had opportunity to see what the high school of art and design has to offer the new incoming students. Great fun and we look forward to the spring installment.

Alumni Association President Ed Valendria surrounded by draw-a-thon models.

Harlequin, Woverine and “Death”.

Draw-a-thon 2.0 sponsors.

Draw-a-thon attendees’ work (left: Sharon Jenkins, upper right: Devon Rodriquez)

Lt Photo: Alumni Association President Ed Valendria with “The Alien Creature,” Rt Photo: Woverine and illustration teacher Richard Weinstein.




A&DAA 2014 Awards

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On May 29, 2014 the High School of Art and Design presented to senior honor roll students scholarships and achievement awards. The A&DAA was in attendance to present the numerous alumni awards and well as the association. Here are the award recipients:

The Marcel Fitzner Memorial Award
for Excellence in Architecture and Service

Narciso Martinez

The Victor Stabin Daedal Doodle Award
for Excellence in Conceptual Drawing
Melissa Guachun
Diana Vidal
Eunbi Cho
Hazien Lyles-Saunders
Xena Vazquez

The Alan Hipwell Memorial Award
for Excellence in Photography

Angelina Ko

The Barbara Nessim Award
for Excellence in Illustration
Kreg Franco


The Art Spiegelman Maus Fund Award
for Visual Narrative

1st Place- Danielle Duemesi
2nd Place- Cindy Arguello
3rd Place- Danika Grace Sanchez

The Ron West Award
for Visual and Academic Achievement

Graphic Design- Tasnima Tanzim
Graphic Design- Nicolette Francis
Illustration- Anna Niklova
Illustration- Lisa Li

The Broader Brush Award
Melissa Rodriguez
Luke Raymond

Graphic Design–Skyla Mangine

Fashion Design–Aiko Taniguchi

Cartooning–Anthony McDonald

Photography–Daquan Nelson

Illustration–Edwin Flores

Animation–Adiel Hernandez

Video/Film–Christopher Regan

Architecture–Carolina Estrada

Community Service–Gustavo Romero

School Spirit–Abbygayle Williams

The Class of 1980 Merit Award

Fashion–Heather Chin

Photography— Christian Moses

Graphic Design–Kesha Hollins

Illustration–D’Andra Wright

Cartooning and Animation
–Samantha Colon

Architecture–Vanessa Arias


*The Victor Stabin Daedal Doodle Award for Excellence in Conceptual Drawing is a school award and not associated with the A&D alumni association.


The MarketPlace

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JoJer Fine Art Framing

444 West 50th street between 9th & 10th ave

JoJer specialize in fine art gallery quality framing. We offer acid free matting, backing, hinging tissues with rice paste or Klucel G, as well as UV glazings as our standard materials used.

Art and Design alumni receive a 15% discount  (with each purchase a 5 % donation goes to the alumni association).

Breakfast Club: Join Us for a Private View and Breakfast with Art Spiegelman

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imageA rare chance to join cartoonist, ART SPIEGELMAN (class of ‘65) for a “little coffee clutch”, as he takes you on a personal guided tour of the 50’ x 8’ two-sided glass mural designed for the High School of Art and Design’s cafeteria. See and hear up close and personal how these now “iconic” glass panels came into being. Come and join the Art and Design Alumni Association for a this event with a one of America’s legendary cartoonist.

Secrets —literally— behind the window will be revealed!

WHERE: High School of Art and Design cafeteria, 5th Floor.
245 East 56th Street, Between Second & Third Avenues
New York, NY 10022

WHEN: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 10:30 am-noon
Continental Breakfast will be served

: $20.00. (with Mocca pass: $15.00)
Current Art and Design students, FREE with student id.

All proceeds for the Alumni Association To benefit the students of ART & Design.

For tickets and additional information go to

We’re looking for a few good men and women.

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The A&D Alumni Association is getting ready to hold elections for its Board of Directors.

Meet the Candidates (click here)


• A love of the High School of Art & Design (or SIA)

• A paid member of the A&D Alumni Association

• A commitment to attend 75% of meetings

Information on A&DAA Nominating Committee email Don Blauweiss at

Women HERstory Month

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March is Women History Month. In honor of the women in history, we’re focusing on the “Women in the Arts.”  Art and Design alumni who are ARTIST and women.
This series titled Shop Talk! Women in the Arts with…


Today we’re featuring designer and illustrator Gail Allouf. Read more >

janet-rudkowskiprofileJanet Rutkowski.
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janeprofileJane Denny. A New York City based artist and designer.
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