Student-Artists Among Long Island’s Best

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The artwork of Bellport High School student-artists Courtney Gerard, Patricia Prott and Tyler Walsh were selected from 388 submissions to exhibit at the Heckscher Museum’s Long Island’s Best Young Artists 2020 juried exhibit. Additionally, Courtney received the Costas Family Award for Excellence in Photography for her digital photograph, “Floating.” Tyler also received the Renzo and Lynette Bianchi Scholarship Award for his ink and watercolor work, “Euphoria.”

Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum is the only juried exhibition on Long Island offering high school student-artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in a museum. As the museum marks its 100th anniversary this year, 100 works of art were selected for exhibit. Each year, students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit artwork inspired by art shown in the museum. For the first time in the museum’s history, an online format features all of the student artwork selected for exhibit, the students’ artist statements and the artwork that inspired the selectees.

The District congratulates the students on this outstanding artistic achievement.