Artists Space

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Honorable Mentions

A photograph depicting a street in New York. A fire hydrant with some graffiti supports a leaning concrete pole, which has fallen over, lifting up a piece of the sidewalk
Asia Negron, untitled, digital print, 2019 [A photograph depicting a street in New York. A fire hydrant with some graffiti supports a leaning concrete pole, which has fallen over, lifting up a piece of the sidewalk]
A skewed black-and-white image looking up at the façade of a building and the sky. An LED sign spelling "DINER" hangs from the left side of the building
Eniya Alonzia, The Sky, digital print, 2019 [A skewed black-and-white image looking up at the façade of a building and the sky. An LED sign spelling "DINER" hangs from the left side of the building]
A stylized painting of a silhouette sitting on the edge of a brick wall, looking out at a vibrant sunset, with a palm tree in the distance
Nayiel Walker, Don’t Let the Sun go Down on Me (for Puerto Rico), acrylic on paper, 2019 [A stylized painting of a silhouette sitting on the edge of a brick wall, looking out at a vibrant sunset, with a palm tree in the distance]

Honorable Mentions

A painting depicting a blue tree and landscape with a turquoise lake against a peach-colored sky. Several areas of the water are black
Christopher Binifacio, Oil Spill, 2018 [A painting depicting a blue tree and landscape with a turquoise lake against a peach-colored sky. Several areas of the water are black]
A colorful painting of a landscape, with a river running through the center of the image, a mountain across the river and a cloudy sky
Jayline Quiles, Landscape, 2018 [A colorful painting of a landscape, with a river running through the center of the image, a mountain across the river and a cloudy sky]
A black-and-white drawing in a collage style, depicting many public parking signs, street-level façades, advertisements, buildings, a bycicle, smoke, and two large, flowing arrows
Kayla Asalcedo, Lower East Side Map, 2018 [A black-and-white drawing in a collage style, depicting many public parking signs, street-level façades, advertisements, buildings, a bycicle, smoke, and two large, flowing arrows]
An abstract painting, mostly blue, purple, and black, with splashes of yellow and pink. Several of the brush strokes take on a vaguely anthropomorphic association.
Nayiel Walker, Self Portrait, 2018 [An abstract painting, mostly blue, purple, and black, with splashes of yellow and pink. Several of the brush strokes take on a vaguely anthropomorphic association.]
A mostly black-and-white image depicting the façades of two buildings - one is light grey with a turquoise fire escape, and the other is dark grey with a black fire escape. On the lighter building, the street-level storefront says "Mazeish"
Shayla Aviles, Untitled, 2018 [A mostly black-and-white image depicting the façades of two buildings - one is light grey with a turquoise fire escape, and the other is dark grey with a black fire escape. On the lighter building, the street-level storefront says "Mazeish"]

Gold key

A teenage girl holds a film camera obscuring her face, and takes a photo of her reflection in a small, round mirror. The background is blurred but suggests a retail environment.
Geanet Rogers, Rosy Boom, photography, 2016 [A teenage girl holds a film camera obscuring her face, and takes a photo of her reflection in a small, round mirror. The background is blurred but suggests a retail environment.]

Honorable Mentions

A black-and-white image of Batman fighting another man facing away from the camera overlaid with a translucent façade of walkup apartment buildings in Manhattan
Catily Dominici, Untitled, photography, 2016 [A black-and-white image of Batman fighting another man facing away from the camera overlaid with a translucent façade of walkup apartment buildings in Manhattan]
A close-up, black-and-white photo of a small dirt area surrounded by a metal fence. A large tree stands in the middle of the image, surrounded by short plants and a small flower
Iliana Polanco, Curve, photography, 2016 [A close-up, black-and-white photo of a small dirt area surrounded by a metal fence. A large tree stands in the middle of the image, surrounded by short plants and a small flower]
A photograph of a construction site, with several steel beams and a sign titled "RAISE PLOW" lying on the ground
Shaylene Viera, Revolution, photography, 2016 [A photograph of a construction site, with several steel beams and a sign titled "RAISE PLOW" lying on the ground]
Three long and slim dresses on mannequin figures - one yellow, one orange, and one blue. Her signature and the date (12.5.15) appear in between each figure
Ashley Baez, Untitled, colored pencil on paper 28 x 24 inches, 2016 [Three long and slim dresses on mannequin figures - one yellow, one orange, and one blue. Her signature and the date (12.5.15) appear in between each figure]

Honorable Mentions

The bust of a teenage girl looking up and away from the viewer
Leila Torres, Self Portrait, 2015 [The bust of a teenage girl looking up and away from the viewer's perspective, with a green, grey and yellow background. On the green section, white text reads, "We have lingered in the chamber of seas. With seaweed both red and brown. Till Human Voices Wake us. And we drown"]
An abstract painting depicting several geometric figures against a turquoise background, arranged on either side of the canvas. Each figure has a green or brown outline and various colored patterns inside. Several outlined circles and squares grid across the background of the image
Mariselis Rivera, Abstract Painting, 2015 [An abstract painting depicting several geometric figures against a turquoise background, arranged on either side of the canvas. Each figure has a green or brown outline and various colored patterns inside. Several outlined circles and squares grid across the background of the image]

Gold key

A colorful drawing of a Goya can behind a package of canilla enriched rice, and an empty cap. Each object is lying on an orange surface, with a green background
Nelissa Rodriguez, 2014 [A colorful drawing of a Goya can behind a package of canilla enriched rice, and an empty cap. Each object is lying on an orange surface, with a green background]

Silver Key

A drawing of several glasses of varying shapes holding colorful liquids suspended on a flat background
Tracy Benissan, Untitled, 2014 [A drawing of several glasses of varying shapes holding colorful liquids suspended on a flat background]
A photograph with a striped blue and white blurry background. In the center of the image, outlined in a blurry orange circle, is a clear image of a rope tied into a knot, holding a white object
Michelle Santiago, Trap, photography, 2014 [A photograph with a striped blue and white blurry background. In the center of the image, outlined in a blurry orange circle, is a clear image of a rope tied into a knot, holding a white object]

Honorable Mentions

A pen and watercolor artwork of several glasses resting on a surface, each filled with different color liquids and casting shadows towards the viewer
Aisha Rodriguez, Untitled, 2014 [A pen and watercolor artwork of several glasses resting on a surface, each filled with different color liquids and casting shadows towards the viewer]
An artwork depicting a long pier with checkered black floor, splitting a waterway, with the outline of a city skyline in the distance. Two long cream-colored couches appear in the foreground, alongside a round and rectangular red table. The top left corner of the image contains an empty white circle
Crystal Colon, Cherish Atlas, 2014 [An artwork depicting a long pier with checkered black floor, splitting a waterway, with the outline of a city skyline in the distance. Two long cream-colored couches appear in the foreground, alongside a round and rectangular red table. The top left corner of the image contains an empty white circle]
A black-and-white image depicting several translucent photos overlaid, some of natural plant life and others of industrial scenes, with power lines and bridge spokes
Sharon Halliday, Shaded Times, 2014 [A black-and-white image depicting several translucent photos overlaid, some of natural plant life and others of industrial scenes, with power lines and bridge spokes]
A skewed, black-and-white drawing of a power outlet, with cords connected to both plugs.
Hikima Bermejo, Untitled, 2014 [A skewed, black-and-white drawing of a power outlet, with cords connected to both plugs.]
A black-and-white image depicting several translucent photos overlaid, some of natural plant life and others of industrial scenes, with power lines and bridge spokes
Sharon Halliday, Shaded Times, 2014 [A black-and-white image depicting several translucent photos overlaid, some of natural plant life and others of industrial scenes, with power lines and bridge spokes]

Silver Key

An abstract, colorful drawing, with several geometric patterns overlaid with freehand flowing shapes.
Emily Garcia, Princess Swan, 2013 [An abstract, colorful drawing, with several geometric patterns overlaid with freehand flowing shapes.]