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Student Art Festival: Made by Water High School Awards Ceremony
Hosted by Guild Hall’s Teen Art Council, the High School Awards Ceremony is a moment to celebrate and recognize high achievement and creativity in select high school artists whose work is exhibited in the Student Art Festival: Made by Water.
This year’s awards are determined and given by Guest Artist & Juror, Virva Hinnemo. All awardees will receive a certificate of excellence, and the opportunity to speak with the guest artists & juror at the post-ceremony reception.
Virva Hinnemo was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1976. Growing up she spent her time between Stockholm, Sweden, Viinijärvi, Finland and Moscow, Russia. She studied at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm and in 1996 got her certificate of painting from The Nyckelvisks School of Art in Stockholm. She received her BFA in painting from Parsons School of Design in 2000.
Hinnemo has shown her work in New York, Miami, Boston, Provincetown and Stockholm. She has been reviewed in The New York Times, Time Out New York, The New Yorker, and The New York Sun. She has made illustrations for a number of books and magazines.
She is currently living and working in Springs, Long Island.