Sayville Art Students Make News
For Award-Winning Art
At Long Island's Best: Young Artists at
The Heckscher Museum
FROM THEIR WEBSITE: This prestigious arts-in-education initiative is the only juried exhibition on Long Island that offers high school students the opportunity to exhibit their art in a museum setting. Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to create a work of art based on artwork shown in The Heckscher Museum of Art during the current school year.
Approximately 80 works of art in various media are selected for exhibition. Prizes are awarded in numerous categories, including Best in Show. All exhibiting students receive a Certificate of Exhibition and full-color exhibition catalogue. Art teachers of top award winners receive Outstanding Teacher Awards.
At the 2016 Long Island Best Art Show at the Heckscher Museum, Sayville Senior Cory Levy received Fourth Place for his charcoal drawing “The Future.” He is the first Sayville student to place that high in this competition. Also Sayville Art Teacher Mr. Evan Hammer received The Outstanding Teacher Award.
Recently at BAFFA (Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts*) Sayville Senior Paige Liskiewicz won the "Women Sharing Art" Scholarship given to a graduating female who will attend art school/ or will be enrolled in a college art program. The decision was based on the student's portfolio and mission statement.
In addition, two more Sayville Seniors garnered accolades: Jessica Reisert won First place for Painting/ Oil and Cory Levy won an Honorable Mention for Computer Graphics, while Sayville Junior Mary Cascio won an Honorable Mention for Drawing/Colored Pencil
The BAFFA competition/exhibit involved ten different high schools and about one hundred artists
* FROM THEIR WEBSITE: It is the mission of the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts, Inc. (BAFFA) to bring music and fine arts to the students and residents of Long Island. Through our Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Art Gallery, we welcome all members of the community to participate." The office of BAFFA and the art gallery share space in the historic Gillette House in Sayville at 47 Gillette Avenue just south of Main Street, Montauk Highway. The art gallery is located in two rooms with a separate entrance on the south side of the building. BAFFA has hosted juried high school invitational exhibits for a number of years each spring at which time the recipient of the Jacqueline C. Palmer Art Award for a graduating senior is chosen. BAFFA also has sponsored many individual and multi-artist shows featuring local artists.