I am pleased to announce that JUN SEAN FUNG and NICHOLAS D'ORNELLAS- two Sol Studio/ESKFF residents- have earned National recognition in the Scholastic Art & WritingAwards of 2016. Jun has received a SILVER National for Architecture and Nicholas has received a GOLD National for Drawing & Illustration. These students have been identified by panels of creative professional as the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted. only the top 1% were recognized at the National level. These students will receive National medals, have their artwork displayed and featured in the national catalog. Nicholas, as a Gold winner, has also been invited to attend a ceremony at the world famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday June 2.
Jun Sean Fung
In 2014, the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation partnered with Jersey City teachers and art educators to launch a high school summer residency, Sol Studio. This partnership’s goal is to support young students and give them the space, materials and guidance necessary to develop true artist portfolios.
About Sol Studio:
Sol Studio’s mission is to provide art students with resources to encourage them to fully explore their individualities and cultures in the development of their portfolios. During Sol Studio’s annual summer residency at ESKFF, students are provided materials, workspace, and college-level and graduate mentors. Students and mentors work closely together in a shared studio space, giving each the opportunity to collaborate and evolve their individual practices.
Sol Studio is a not just a place through which young artists walk; it is a place where they come to discuss their ideas, to process what they see and hear, and to relish in what they create. It is a place where they leave with a deeper understanding of what it means to be an artist.
Get in touch with us!
For more information about getting involved with Sol Studio and ESKFF please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sol Studio mentors
Sol Studios visiting Victory Hall Drawing Rooms
Jersey City, Council President Rolando Lavarro
Sol Studio Lead Mentor Kristianne Molina earns the 5th prize in Textile and Fiber Arts at the XI Florence Biennale!