The School Art League recognizes a professional artist or an art educator at the annual ceremony at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Scroll down to view a list of past Honorees.


2018 Honorees

The Charles Marshall Robertson Memorial Award
Presented to Chancellor Carmen Fariña

The Charles Marshall Robertson Memorial Award is presented in memory of Charles Marshall Robertson, Dean Emeritus of Pratt Institute, who served as President of The School Art League from 1965 through 1988.  This award is granted to an exceptional artist who has made a significant contribution to students in New York City public schools.

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Art Educator Awards Sponsored by School Specialty, Inc. Presented to the art teachers who have mentored and supported the 2018 School Art League award and scholarship recipients.

Wynter Carnavale........Tottenville High School

David Driggers........Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts

James Harrington…….High School of Art & Design

Dr. Jane Kahn………...Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Spy Kontarinis……..…Edward R. Murrow High School

Michael Mason……..…Francis Lewis High School

Elma Reingold………..High School of Art & Design

Analiese Robinson….. Lower East Side Preparatory High School

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Past Honorees

Each year the School Art League recognizes an artist or art educator at the annual awards ceremony at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Youth Friends Award

The Youth Friends Award is given to an artist for outstanding service to art education and inspiring young artists to recognize their creative potential. This award acknowledges the Honoree's talent, imagination, integrity, and the generosity of time given to New York City art students.

Past Recipients

2017……..…Lady Pink
2015……..…Maira Kalman
2013……..…Annelle Miller
2011……..…Danny Simmons
2010……..…Julie Mehretu
2009……..…The Guerrilla Girls
2008……..…Pepon Osorio
2007……..…Melvin Edwards
2006……..…Tom Otterness
2005……..…Xu Bing
2004……..…Kay Walkingstick
2003……..… Rochelle Shicoff & Janet Braun-Reinitz
2002……..…Fred Wilson
2001……..…Whitfeld Lovell
2000……..…John Pinderhughes
1999……..…Gail Anderson
1998……..…Marshall Arisman
1997……..…Norma Kamali
1996……..…Emilio Cruz
1995……..…Bruce Degen
1994……..…Juan Sanchez
1993……..…Duane Michals
1992……..…Randolph Williams
1989……..…Louis Cancel
1988……..…Robert Blackburn

The Charles Marshall Robertson Memorial Award

The Charles Marshall Robertson Memorial Award is presented in memory of Charles Marshall Robertson, Dean Emeritus os Pratt Institute, who served as President of The School Art League from 1965 through 1988. This award is granted to an exceptional artist who has made a significant contribution to students in New York City public schools.

Past Recipients

2018……..…Carmen Farina
2016……..…Milton Glaser
2014……..…Mary McCormick
2012……..…Franny Kent-Del Valle
2011……..…Caroline Payson
2010……..…Radiah Harper
2009……..…Lowery Stokes Sims
2008……..…Sharon Vatsky
2007……..…Randolph Williams
2006……..…Karen Rosner
2005……..…Rika Burnham
2004……..…Shirley Taylor
2003……..…Joan D. Firestone
2002……..…Tom Cahill
2001……..…Grace George Alexander
2000……..…Martin E. Segal
1999……..…Andrew Buck, Clement Ceccarelli, Douglas Eisman, Ellen Kirshbaum, Ed Morgano, Stan Nussbaum, Nancy Shankman, Leonard Trerotola
1998……..…Dr. Sharon Dunn
1997……..…Madeline Abel, Joseph Hijuelos, Roberta Newman, Douglas Potter, Esther Quiles, Alexandra Zevin
1996……..…Robert B. Durkin
1995……..…Muriel Silberstein-Storfer
1994……..…Madeleine Appel, Laurel Danowitz, Naomi Lonergan, Toby Needler
1993……..…Dr. Judith Burton
1992……..…Amy Brook Snider
1991……..…Diana Cagle
1989……..…Patricia Seabrook Black
1988……..…Samuel Kostman