Alliance’s 2023 Exhibition: Lens to the World

Alliance’s 2023 Exhibition: Lens to the World


Nov 20, 2023 | 4:30pm


This year marks the third annual Scholastic Awards National Medalist exhibition highlighting tri-state artists and writers, brought to you by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, and the Bronx Documentary Center. The exhibition will feature over 35 works of art and writing by tri-state U.S.-based students who received national recognition in the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Aligned with the values of the Bronx Documentary Center, each piece of work featured within this one-of-a-kind exhibition received recognition in the Photography, Film, Animation, and Writing categories. In addition, included in the exhibition is a selection of Gold Medal Award-winning works of writing spanning across genre.

This year, students from all five boroughs in grades 7–12 entered more than 12,000 works in 28 categories to the New York City regional program of the Awards, representing nearly 300 schools. Nationally, more than 100,000 students submitted over 300,000 works of art and writing to the 2023 Scholastic Awards. Nearly 2,200 works received a National Medal, which places National Award winners within the top 1% of all entries!

Exhibition Dates: Monday, November 20, 2023 through Sunday, December 17, 2023

Gallery Hours: Thursday–Friday, 3:00–7:00 PM + Saturday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00 PM

*Please note Gallery Hours on Thursday, November 23, through Sunday, November 26, are canceled due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

For educators interested in scheduling a class trip, please contact

The New York City Regional Program of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is sponsored, in part, by Scholastic Inc., The Maurice R. Robinson Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

📍: Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451  

IMAGE: Emily Tang