P.S. Art, an annual exhibition of work by talented young artists from New York City's public schools, showcases the creativity of prekindergarten through grade 12 students from all five boroughs. The seventy-seven artworks include paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works, collages, drawings, and video. Each piece demonstrates personal expression, close observation, imaginative use of media, and an understanding of artistic processes.
This juried exhibition is also a celebration of public school achievement in the arts. Dedicated art teachers support students' creativity and help them look closely in order to respond to their worlds through art making. As students take art classes from one year to the next, they increase their understanding of art, sharpen their skills, and delve more deeply into their imaginations.
We received 890 submissions, which a panel of arts specialists from the Department of Education and Studio in a School narrowed down to 378 semifinalists. A jury of distinguished members of the New York City arts community, including staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, chose the seventy-seven works on display in P.S. Art 2014. This exhibition celebrates the students' artistic journeys and discoveries from early childhood to young adulthood.
P.S. Art 2014 is a collaboration among the New York City Department of Education, The Fund for Public Schools, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We gratefully acknowledge Studio in a School Association for its sponsorship and substantial role in the coordination of P.S. Art 2014.