Young Artists Thrive at Greeley

Congratulations to the seven seniors who represented Horace Greeley High School at the Katonah Museum of Art’s 40th Annual Young Artists Exhibition, which was on exhibit from February 5th to the 26th. Student work ranges in scale and encompasses varying concepts, media and processes reflecting the diversity of expression utilized by these young artists. 

The artists also had the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, every aspect of the exhibition process from creating the exhibit’s invitation in a graphic design workshop to writing artist statements. In addition, the Katonah Museum of Art’s education staff and installation crew introduced students to the concepts and skills involved in curating and hanging a professional exhibition, providing support to the students during their multi-day installation.

The following HGHS students were recognized for their work:

  • Sara Asa - Desert Tiny Home - wood sculpture
  • Daisy Bernardo - Algal Bloom - silkscreen
  • Noah Behrman - Creativity's Illusion - wood/cellophane sculpture
  • Lina Bruses - Asylum News - diptych photograph/3-D garment, sewing, photography, photoshop
  • Kelly Byrne - Frozen - digital photography
  • Ben Gottlieb - untitled - wood sculpture/digital rendering
  • Annika Pillai- A Mother's Loss of Identity - digital media  

Over 400 students from 40 schools in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Fairfield counties took part in this year’s exhibition. (continued below)


YOUNG ARTISTS 2023 Graphic Design Workshop

In addition, two of our students were selected to participate in a full-day workshop led by graphic designers, which analyzed the elements of successful design as part of the YOUNG ARTISTS 2023 Graphic Design Workshop.

Greeley students Daisy Bernardo and Lina Bruses were introduced to contemporary examples of graphic art preparation for their individual work. They then created their own designs for the Young Artist 2023 announcement. From the graphic design workshop, one piece was selected by the workshop participants and Katonah Museum Board, staff and volunteers based on originality of concept, execution of the idea and how well it represents the Young Artists exhibition.

For the past 40 years, the Katonah Museum of Art has hosted the annual Young Artists exhibition which features the work of high school seniors from public and private schools throughout the region.

An impactful program that supports the growth of student artists, the exhibition plays an integral role in the senior experience, providing a unique opportunity for students who plan to pursue the arts beyond high school. For the Museum, this idea of access and education is at the heart of its mission. Arts education has been a foundation of the KMA since its inception.