About

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire (SAANH) is a regional visual arts affiliate of the prestigious national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each year in September, the call goes out from SAANH to all New Hampshire’s Art Educators, grades 7-12, to register and submit their outstanding student artwork.

There are 17 individual categories that students may enter work in. They range from Drawing and Painting to Sculpture and Mixed Media. Seniors may also submit a body of 8 pieces of work in a portfolio to compete for a number of cash and scholarships. The deadline for entries to be received is December 20, 2017.

Interested students or parents should reach out to their art teacher if they have not received information about how to enter by October 1st. More information about this program can be found by going to the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards site: www.artandwriting.org

Additionally, more information can be obtained by contacting Scott Chatfield-Executive Director: scholasticartnh@comcast.net

Who We Are:

Executive Board of Directors:

Executive Director: Scott Chatfield, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Assistant Executive Director: Ava-lyn Lane, Goffstown High School

Secretary: Judy Klubben, Gilford High School (retired)

Treasurer: Donald Provencher, Nashua High School North (retired)

Outreach: Becky Barsi, The Derryfield School

Board of Directors:

Ron Budway, Manchester Memorial High School

Amy Christopher, Manchester Memorial High School

Hannah Cole, Windham High School

Michael Gooden, Pinkerton Academy

Sheila Hoglund, Currier Museum of Art – Art Center

Martha Rives, Souhegan High School

 

Mission

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire is a statewide association of art educators, artists, and visual arts institutions who strives to foster creative expression and artistic achievement in all students, grade 7 through 12 who are eligible for the program.

Vision

A moment of positive recognition can inspire a student to pursue a lifetime of creative expression.  It is critical to provide each emerging generation of creative leaders with early encouragement and to support artistic development.  Acknowledging that these skills are best nurtured in an environment in which creativity is valued, it is also essential to recognize and reward educators for their classroom efforts to encourage creativity, and to cultivate support for young artists.

Values

We believe that:

  • The arts should be a regular part of the education of all students.
  • Working and thinking creatively are critical skills that should be taught to all students.
  • Developing creative expression can make a significant contribution to success in a number of areas.  These include:
  • Academic Achievement
  • Social Development
  • Employability
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Emerging Technology
  • Exemplary student artists should be recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments.
  • Outstanding teachers should be acknowledged and recognized for fostering creative expression.
  • Teacher participation is critical to fulfilling the goals of The Scholastic Art Awards of NH.
  • The arts are critical to the health and future of America’s cultural heritage and economic vitality.

Administration

Since 1923, The Scholastic Art Awards have offered millions of students the opportunity to display their art works for regional and national recognition.  Their objective is to foster the confidence of young artists and to invite students to broaden their horizons with opportunities to receive national recognition.  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the largest and longest running programs of their kind in the country.

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire is a non-profit organization and a Regional Affilliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc.   The all volunteer board is composed of elected officers and appointed-members of the art education community who have extensive experience with junior and senior high school art programs in public, private and parochial schools.