Office of Arts & Special Projects

P.S. Art

P.S. Art 2018:

Celebrating The Creative Spirit Of NYC Kids

Each year P.S. Art acknowledges outstanding artwork and exemplary instruction in grades pre K to 12 through a citywide competition, exhibition and catalogue. The New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School convene panels of artists, arts professionals and art educators to serve in two rounds of judging. Final selections highlight exemplary artwork and practice as they relate to the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts.


This is the 11th year the exhibition will be exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We welcome the participation of all public schools across the city.

Click here for competition guidelines and more information

Deadline to enter work: February 15, 2018

Click here or on the image below to enter your students' work

P.S. Art 2017 Catalogue

Please click here or on the image above to view the P.S. Art 2017 Catalogue from last year.

P.S. Art 2017 Semi-Finalists

Please click here or on the image above to view the P.S. Art 2017 Semi-Finalist Album. This album contains images of the artworks selected as semi-finalists for P.S. Art 2017. Hover over each image for title and student artist, and click for grade, school, and art teacher. Congratulations to all involved!

Studio in a School Scholarships

All graduating high school seniors whose work was selected for the P.S. Art 2017 exhibition will receive a financial award for their education at an accredited professional school or college. All students in grades 9-11 whose work was selected for P.S. Art 2017 are offered the opportunity to register for FREE art classes at Studio in a School's popular Teen Program, offering workshops in painting, drawing, digital photography, printmaking, and portfolio development, and led by professional STUDIO artists.

Past P.S. Art Catalogues

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

PS Art 2017 Professional Development Workshop

To support teachers who will be entering work into PS Art 2017, on Thursday, September 29th there will be a FREE full-day of professional development at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This event will focus on looking at, analyzing, and discussing sample student artwork Pre K-12. Participants working with teams of NYCDOE art educators and teaching artists from Studio in a School will engage in collegial, lively and informative dialogues around the qualities of exemplary artwork. There will be ample time for exploring museum galleries. This workshop is a collaboration between the Office of Arts and Special Projects and Studio in a School who most generously is funding this event.

This workshop is open to new teachers and teachers who for the past several years have submitted student work to P.S. Art that has advanced only to the semi-final round of judging.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Registration has closed for this workshop. Please check back soon for information regarding P.S. Art 2018

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