Department News

2012 Student Honored in Washington D.C.

2012 Art Tech Show Opening

2011 Student Honored in Washington D.C.


2011 Art Tech Show Opening


2010 Scholastic Art and Writing Winners

Congratulations to the 7 Great Neck South art students who won 12 Gold Keys in the 2010 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. They have all won top honors at the Regional level.


Kevin Hall has received recognition on the national level. Kevin won two Silver Medal Awards in drawing and will recieve his award at Carnegie Hall. He will also participate in a day of studio and gallery visits in New York to learn about the professional life of an artist. His work will be displayed in the National Teen Art & Writing Exhibition this summer in New York.


Winner of Great Neck Parent Guide News Photography Contest

Judith Eng has been named the winner of the Parent Guide News Photograhy Contest. Her photograph of the Great Neck Estates Park was chosen.



Digital Darkroom Field Trip to Met Museum and Central Park

Two digital darkroom classes took a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. The field trip was paid for by a Target Education Grant received by Ms. Alan. At the museum, students photographed for their assignments in the sculpture galleries and viewed a contemporary photography exhibit.




Field Trips to Met Museum and Chelsea Galleries

Advanced Art and Art History classes took a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art


AP Art classes went on a gallery tour through Chelsea.



Shannon Lee Named Winner of 5th Congressional District Art Contest

Shannon Lee received first place in Congressman Gary Ackerman's exhibition of student work from the 5th Congressional District. The exhibit was held at the Nassau County Museum in Roslyn, New York. Shannon's work named Employee of the New Millenium (below left) will be displayed in the US Capitol for one year along with the work of the winners from each congressional district around the nation. Margaret Li received honorable mention for her painting (below right).




2009 Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners at Great Neck South

Congratulations to the 9 Great Neck South art students who won 15 Gold Keys in the 2009 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. They have all won top honors at the Regional level and are now competing nationally. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is a prestigious competition that has been recognizing and celebrating emerging artists for the last 86 years. More students have won this year than any other year at our school. For the last two years Great Neck South has had winners at the National level. We wish the nine students luck as their work competes in the next round. Students of winning work at the national level are honored at Carnegie Hall and their work is dispalyed in major museums like the Brooklyn Museum.



Empty Bowls Project. Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger.

The art department worked hard first semester to raise money for the Empty Bowls project. Ceramic students and teachers made unique bowls and found sponsors to donate money to the cause. Empty Bowls' mission is to spread awareness about hunger in the world. Sponsors received their bowl as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. The art department raised a total of $1000 for local charity, Island Harvest. Because of this effort, Island Harvest was able to rescue 4,545 pounds of much needed food that might otherwise go to waste. This will supplement 3, 551 meals! Thank you to all students, faculty, parents and friends for their support of this project! With your help, students were able to make a big difference in the community.

Empty Bowls

Digital Darkroom Field Trip to Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park

On April 9, 2008, four Digital Darkroom classes went on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. They saw the photography exhibit entitled, "Lee Freidlander: A Ramble in Olmsted's Parks". The show featured photographs by Friedlander based on public parks and private estates designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. After viewing the exhibition, students had the opportunity to photograph in one of Olmsted's most famous parks, Central Park. They also photographed inside the Metropolitan Museum.

Work from this trip can be viewed here.


High School Students Exhibition

Eight students from Katherine Heller's Advanced Art classes and ten students from Courtney Alan's Digital Darkroom classes were selected to exhibit their work at Columbia University Teachers College, Macy Gallery. Their work will be presented along with other High School students from around the New York area. The exhibit will run from Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 22. There will be a special opening on Friday, February 15 from 5-7pm at Macy Gallery. Macy Gallery is a prominent gallery space at Columbia University that is viewed by aspiring artists, professors and teachers. The mission of this academic gallery is to present a wide range of exhibitions from around the world reflecting the commitment to cultural diversity in education and the arts.

Guggenheim Museum Digital Workshop: Photography and Music

Grace Kim was accepted to attend the Guggenheim Museum Digital Workshop this spring. This workshop for high school students begins with an exploration of artistic inspiration by discussing painter and music lover Vasily Kandinsky’s ideas about music and color theory. Subsequent sessions involve the creation and exchange of work to generate newly inspired pieces of photography or music. Workshop concludes with a final multimedia presentation bringing art and creators together.

Celebrating Artists

Great Neck South Art Club is working on a new mural for the library wing. Students chose to celebrate French impressionist painter Claude Monet's Waterlilies for this mural. Keep an eye out for this impressive work!

Live Figure Drawing at Cumberland

Students attended a live figure drawing class set up for South and North High School students only at Cumberland. The figure drawing was great fun and an incredible learning experience. The class was taught by Amy Orange. The art department has been able to offer this class every school year.

Summer Classes

There is still time to take summer classes to help you develop your portfolio. These classes are both local and in the city. See any art teacher for information.

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