National Scholastic Art and Writing Award winners – an unprecedented 32 winning entries!

7 Gold Key winners, 11 Silver winners, and 12 Honorable mentions across all grade levels and course in the CHSN Art Department!  We are proud of all of those who participated, and those who had their work acknowledged.

Good luck to our Gold and Silver Key recipients, as they move on to be considered for a final round of National awards.


    • Claudia Jo Gold Key Digital Art The Brain’s Response to Emotion
    • Claudia Jo Gold Key Digital Art Comfort Women
    • Eric La Gold Key Digital Art Forest Light
    • Daniel Murray Gold Key Digital Art David Bowie Tribute
    • Jessica Nunes Gold Key Ceramics & Glass The Great Wall of Flowers
    • Mona Tong Gold Key Drawing and Illustration SPEAK
    • Olivia Hernandez Gold Key Ceramics & Glass Inspired Piece
  • Emma Broughton Silver Key Ceramics & Glass dragon fruit
  • Angela Camenisch Silver Key Drawing and Illustration Betta Fish
  • Ally Earley Silver Key Sculpture Fall Tree
  • Barrie Fisher Silver Key Sculpture Cloud from the Raindrop
  • Harrison Garcia Silver Key Digital Art Our prosperity their Poverty
  • Melanie Gatchalian Silver Key Drawing and Illustration Subtraction Portrait
  • Claudia Jo Silver Key Digital Art Tears of Syria
  • Claudia Jo Silver Key Digital Art Disaster of Sewol Ferry
  • Claudia Jo Silver Key Digital Art A Dog’s Devotion
  • Kara Lau Silver Key Digital Art Stilled Room
  • Rebecca Williams Silver Key Sculpture Untitled



  • Kara Lau Honorable Mention Digital Art Color in Motion
  • Ana Mazariego Honorable Mention Sculpture Under the Shell
  • Claudia Jo Honorable Mention Drawing and Illustration Who I Am
  • Claudia Jo Honorable Mention Drawing and Illustration Brain Chemistry
  • Cayli Cowen Honorable Mention Sculpture Moving Piece
  • Victoria Delucia Honorable Mention Ceramics & Glass By the Sea
  • Phebe Grosser Honorable Mention Photography Post-it’s by the Subway
  • Alexis Guillermo Honorable Mention Sculpture Rib Cage
  • Victoria Jeon Honorable Mention Art Portfolio Colorful Moods
  • Sara Popal Honorable Mention Sculpture Fantasy’s Flower
  • Lily Shapiro Honorable Mention Sculpture Eternal Galaxy
  • Mona Tong Honorable Mention Painting Perpetual
  • Phebe Grosser Honorable Mention Photography Post-it’s by the Subway

CHSN students to exhibit at Concordia College – Opening this Friday, January 6


StArt 2017
Regional High School
Student Art Exhibition

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
Friday, January 6th at 6 pm

Please come to OSilas Gallery on Friday to celebrate high school artists from 30 regional public and private high schools across Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland and Orange Counties and the Bronx, which are participating in StArt 2017.

CHSN will be represented by:

Melanie Gatchalian


Katie Garchitorena

Jessica Luu










StArt 2017 is sponsored by The Heart of Neiman Marcus, which supports organizations that bring enriching arts experiences to youth . . . because ART changes lives.

Ample free parking is available on the Concordia College campus, located at 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville.  The OSilas Gallery is located in the Donald A. Krenz Academic Center on the second level of Scheele Memorial Library. For additional information, please visit or call Executive Director Elizabeth Vranka at 914.337.9300 x 2173.
Exhibition will run January 6th through January 17th

 Hours:  Tues/Wed/Fri noon-5pm | Thurs noon-7pm | Sat/Sun 2-5pm

Visual Arts College Fair and Portfolio Review – 11/17 – 10am – 2:30pm

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The following colleges will be available in the Art Hallway on Thursday, November 17 from 10am – 2pm.

Please see your art teacher if you would like to sign up for a time slot to have a college rep look at your art work.

School of Visual Arts, NY
Moore College of Art & Design, PA
Montserrat College of Art, Ma
Rowan University, NJ
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Il
Rhode Island School of Design, Ri
The New School Parsons School of Design, NY
Montclair State University, NJ
Delaware College of Art and Design, De
The Kubert School of Cartooning, NJ
Maine College of Art, Me
Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers), NJ
Purchase College, SUNY, NY

California College of the Arts, Ca

Student Art Exhibit: Black and White

Congratulations to all those participating in the Black and White exhibit! The work looks great!!


Student Curators: Catherine Barry, Barrie Fisher, Ally Earley, Olivia Hernandez
Student Artists:

Haley Mendick

Harrison Garcia
Marcus Octaviano
Karina Stech
Aanika Nawar
Arlys Tineo
Priyanka Ramanathan
Lauren Micheals
Aimen Shaadab
Caitlin O’Donoghue
Jessica Luu
Hannah Tipa
Jennifer Carigliano
Jessica Cannata
Claire Farley
Kara Lau
Aleyah Aragon
Teresa Thuruthuvelil
Phebe Grosser
Valerie Kladienko
Jessica Nunes
Grace Chang
Allison Eisenberg
Mckenzie Mayer
Ailis Daly
Athena Venetos
Brooke Farber
Barrie Fisher
Faith Lee
Claudia Jo
Bradley Winograd
KAtie Gondakis
Rose Owens
Emill Cahill
Lior Shani
Claire Downes
Mona Tong
Chloe Albert
Daryn Seiden

Mill Street Loft Portfolio Review Day


Friday, NOVEMBER 4, 2016 • 4 pm — 8 pm

The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, New York


  • Find the college that is best suited for you
  • Explore one of the many art based careers
  • Receive advice on your portfolio development
  • Discuss your work with the major art school’s representatives

Portfolio Day will give students the opportunity to meet with college representatives from the most prestigious schools in our nation and to have their portfolios reviewed by these same schools. Students should bring 15 – 20 examples of original, recent art work. This event is centrally located in Poughkeepsie, New York, half way between New York City and Albany overlooking the Hudson River.

Student reviews will be from 4:00 pm — 8:00 pm, and admission is FREE for all high school students, teachers, and parents.

Schools Attending: 
Alfred University
Boston University School of Visual Arts
Cleveland Institute of Art
The College of Saint Rose
Hartford Art School -Univ. of Hartford
Kansas City Art Institute
Lesley University College of Art & Design
Maine College of Art
Marywood University
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Mercy College
Montclair State University
Montserrat College of Art
Moore College of Art & Design
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New York Institute of Technology / Fine Arts
Parsons School of Design, The New School
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pratt Institute
Pratt MWP College of Art and Design
Purchase College, SUNY
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Salve Regina University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Studio INcamminati: School for Contemporary Realist Art
SUNY Fredonia Visual Arts & New Media
SUNY New Paltz
Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts
The Center for Cartoon Studies
University of the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts