High school sophomore Nitha Paulus and senior Victoria Campanella have been recognized as among Long Island’s Best Young Artists by the Heckscher Museum of Art. Their artwork is being featured in a juried exhibition at the museum.
Hundreds of students across Long Island submit artwork in the hopes of being chosen and having the opportunity to exhibit their art in a museum setting. The young artists visit the museum and develop an original work inspired by any piece on view in the museum. After adjudication by museum curator Lisa Chalif and artist Doug Reina, only 80 pieces are chosen for exhibition.
High school art teacher Donna Chaplin and Melanie Mooney said they are extremely proud of these very talented artists.
The exhibition is on view through April 15. During the opening reception on Saturday, March 24, Victoria's piece earned the Huntington Fine Arts Honorable Mention Award.