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.
Joan Chiverton (Pels)
Clare Eunbi Cho
Paul David Elsen
This show is dedicated to
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:
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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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
RSVP on Eventbrite
All toys should be unwrapped see list.
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.
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.
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
The Victor Stabin Daedal Doodle Award
for Excellence in Conceptual Drawing*
The Alan Hipwell Memorial Award
for Excellence in Photography
The Barbara Nessim Award
for Excellence in Illustration
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
Graphic Design–Skyla Mangine
Fashion Design–Aiko Taniguchi
Community Service–Gustavo Romero
School Spirit–Abbygayle Williams
The Class of 1980 Merit Award
Photography— Christian Moses
Graphic Design–Kesha Hollins
*The Victor Stabin Daedal Doodle Award for Excellence in Conceptual Drawing is a school award and not associated with the A&D alumni association.
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).
A 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
ADMISSION: $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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 >
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Jane Denny. A New York City based artist and designer.
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We can’t say enough about how thrilled we are about how our 1st Art & Design Draw-A-Thon and Fundraiser turn out. So we’ll say it with pictures!
Thank you everyone for supporting our efforts to give back to the students and The High school of Art & Design.