Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum 2005

May 7, 2005 - May 22, 2005

Alycia Adrat
Acrylic on canvas
Mineola High School, Grade 12
Art Teacher: Kathy Loughlin

Welcome to the 2005 Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher student exhibition. The Heckscher Museum of Art is dedicated to enriching the lives of students through dynamic connections between works of art and valuable hands-on learning experiences. Our insightful School Discovery Program engages over 7,000 students from schools throughout Long Island each year. This exhibition was developed to encourage the use of the Museum as a rich resource in a high school student’s life. This Arts-in-Education initiative culminates in a two-week long exhibition of works by outstanding high school art students from throughout Long Island.

Invitational letters are sent each year to every school district throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as private and parochial schools. Ninth through twelfth grade high school art students are encouraged to participate in our program. Schools are offered the option of attending one of our School Discovery Programs (a two-hour long in-depth gallery tour and hands-on art making experience), sending students to the Museum on their own time, or both. Visiting students are then asked to create their own original artworks that are inspired by works of art viewed at the Heckscher.

This year 48 high schools representing 42 school districts participated in the process, 27 schools from Suffolk and 21 from Nassau counties. There were over 225 entries received with 90 selected for inclusion in this year’s exhibition.

Exhibiting Artists

48 schools participated in Long Island’s Best 2005 and 90 works of art were selected for exhibition. See below for list of exhibiting artists.


Exhibition & Opening Reception Photos



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