Very Special Art Festival

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Inclusive Community Programs

CIDA’s Very Special Art Festival is open to all visual artists under the age of 30, from novices to professionals. The aim of the festival is to foster inclusion opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities through creative art activities and to promote diversity and acceptance within the community. The Very Special Art Festival is held every year in Fall. Call 718-224-8197 for more information.

Art & Photography Projects

Annual Art Festival

Very Special Art Festival is open to all visual artists (age under 30) from novices to professional artists. The aim of the festival is to foster inclusion opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities through creative art activities and to promote diversity and acceptance within the Queens communities. Join us and enjoy exciting art activities in a positive environment! Our annual Very Special Art Festival is co-hosted by the Department of Education at St. John’s University.

The festival includes many wonderful programs such as, an Art Contest, a dance competition, a very special bell performance from The Korean Church of Queens, games & crafts, and more!

  • Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • Place: D’Angelo Center at St. John’s University, Queens Campus
  • Entrance: Closest entrance is Gate 6 located at 81-98 170th St, Jamaica, NY 11432 (GPS Address)
  • Participants: Children and young adults between the ages of 5 – 30 years
  • Things to bring: Your own lunch and art materials (paper and board will be provided by the organizer)

All contestants will receive participation medals and gift bags.

  • Award winners will be announced on September 28 through www.cidainfo.com.
  • Our 1st place winner will receive a $500 scholarship prize!
  • (Time and date of award ceremony will be announced later)
  • The registration link is located below.  Deadline is Friday, September 13.

Very Special Art Festival

Registration Deadline September 13
Register

We proudly announce these artists with endless POSSIBILITIES

Very Special Art Award

Julia Lee

Very Special Artist Award

Samuel Ho

Ahra Sung

Circle of Family Award

Danielle Kim

Joon Sang Yoon

Isaac Jeong

Arnold Lee

Artist on Horizon Award

Tiffany To

Jisu Lee

Hyeran Byun

Jay Choi

Joseph Hong

Juliana Jo

Special thanks to

Judges/Panel

Korean-New York Artist Association

Youngchil Cho, President of Korean-New York Artist Association

Mikyoung Yun, Hyo Bin Kwon, Dong In Yun, Kate Oh, Jin Hwan Cho

We proudly announce these artists with endless POSSIBILITIES

Very Special Art Award

Wilfree Kim

Very Special Artist Award

Emily Cho

Junsoo Lee

Circle of Family Award

Tiffany To

David Chung

Jongnam Kim

William Choe

Artist on Horizon Award

Daniella Kim

Benjamin Park

Joseph Hong

Hussein Yacob

Special thanks to

Judges/Panel

Korean-New York Artist Association

Youngchil Cho, President of Korean-New York Artist Association

Hyo Bin Kwan, Kate Oh Trabulsi, Kim Hwan Cho, Saneun Hwang

We proudly announce these artists with endless POSSIBILITIES

Very Special Art Award

Charles Lee

Very Special Artist Award

Juhee Julia Lee

Jason Fallis

Circle of Family Award

Alex Kwak

Brian Jang

Daniel Jang

Joseph Lee

Honorary Mentions

Goune Kwak

Joseph Hong

SooJeong Han

William Chae

Olivia Kim

Special thanks to

Judges/Panel

Korean-New York Artist Association

Mi Kyoung Yun, President of Korean-New York Artist Association

Dongin Yun, Judging Committee Chair

Hyo Bin Kwan, Kate Oh Trabulsi, Sun Sook Kim, Hwa Soo Hwang & Kyung Tae Min

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