For the first time ever, a Sharon art student has earned national recognition as an American Visions medal winner.
Sophomore Eugene Kuznetsov will be honored along with other national winners at New York’s Carnegie Hall in June for his water conservation poster he designed in Sharon High School’s graphic design class
A panel of national judges picked Kuznetsov’s poster as "Best of Show" from more than 13,000 entries received from Massachusetts schools.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, administered by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists and Writers Alliance along with regional affiliate sponsor the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), is the country’s longest-running national award program for creative teenagers in grades 7–12 offering recognition of talent, exhibition opportunities and scholarships.
Since 1923, creative middle and high school students have been submitting art and writing in 28 different categories, and have joined the ranks of such notable winners as Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Sylvia Plath and Andy Warhol among others.
Kuznetsov’s poster will be on display in New York at Pratt Manhattan Gallery that will be featuring American Voices and Visions Medalists followed by a two-year multi-city national tour – Art.Write.Now. culminating in a year-long exhibition in Washington D.C.