for alumni

opportunities, resources, & more

Are you a High School to Art School alum? We have some opportunities just for you. Read below for job and scholarship opportunities, as well as ways to stay connected with the program.

The 2019 HS2AS Alumni Exhibition is now accepting applications!

alumni opportunities

Every year, we offer a set of scholarships and opportunities exclusively to HS2AS alumni! We also prioritize HS2AS alums for our open calls for visiting artists and teaching artists.

2019 HS2AS Exhibition at Plaxall Gallery, on view thru May 12

2019 HS2AS Exhibition at Plaxall Gallery, on view thru May 12

alumni exhibitions

Every Spring, we host an exhibition in one of NYC’s premiere galleries, offering alumni the opportunity to show in a professionally curated exhibition. Previous locations have included Juvenal Reis Gallery, Edison Price Lighting Gallery, and this year - Plaxall Gallery !

2019 alumni exhibition

Our High School to Art School Alumni Exhibition is currently on view at Plaxall Gallery from April 11 - May 12. Curated by Knockdown Center Co-Director and QCA Junior Board Member Tyler Myers, the show features the impressive talent of 14 HS2AS graduates:

Alika Feldman Jon Batista
Chantal Feitosa Kimberly Yunker
Corinne Southerland Kunning Huang
Delia Cadman Melissa Tolve
Emily Bromberg Naomi Cho
Enas Hassan Sophia Eichholz
Heidy Cordero-Arias Tareque Powaday

For more information, click here.

Tareque Powaday (HS2AS ‘11) sketching at the 2019 QCA Gala

Tareque Powaday (HS2AS ‘11) sketching at the 2019 QCA Gala


Every year, QCA hires three HS2AS alumni to sketch 60-second portraits of guests during our gala at the Knockdown Center. Previously, alumni have used this as an opportunity to network with the 200 artists, funders, and cultural leaders that attend the event.

call for sketch artists

We are looking for three artists to sketch 60-second portraits at LIC Springs on Saturday, May 11! The event will be from 12-5pm. Each artist will be compensated $100 for two hours of work during that time frame. Email if you’re interested.

HS2AS Alumna Clara Jeong receives $3,000 for her 2018 design submission

HS2AS Alumna Clara Jeong receives $3,000 for her 2018 design submission

ANNUAL Queens emerging artist business prize

In 2017, we launched the annual Queens Emerging Artist Business Prize in partnership with KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency). Since then, with the help of an annual corporate sponsor, we’ve given away $13,000 in unrestricted funds to HS2AS alumni for their graphic design entries.

Queens Emerging Artist Business Prize applications are currently closed. Check back in the Summer of 2019 for more details on the Third Annual prize opportunity.

Stay connected

HS2AS facebook group

Join the HS2AS facebook group to share resources, and stay connected with fellow HS2AS alumni! Graduates of all session(s) are welcome.

Alumni Features

We’d love to hear what you’re up to (and share it with the world)! Follow the following steps if you’d like to be featured.

  • Instagram Feature: Post what you’ve been up to (a photo of your art work, a photo of you “in action” pursuing your art career, an exhibition announcement, etc), and tag @hs2as #Hs2asAlumni , and we’ll share your post!

  • Website Feature: To be featured on our alumni page, please send a 100-word bio and headshot to HS2AS Program Manager Kelly Olshan at

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