Henriette Reiss Award For Artistic Endeavor

The Henriette Reiss Award was established in 1993 by Elizabeth Papas of Philmont, NY, a long-time friend of the Reiss family. Henriette Reiss (1889-1992), a resident of Columbia County, NY for 25 years, was an internationally respected artist and designer. Born in England and raised in Switzerland, she followed her husband, the artist Winold Reiss, to New York in 1914. She soon established her own career and became well known for her textile and rug designs, as well as for her book jackets and advertising layouts. She also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. For further information on Henriette Reiss, and to download the Application Guidelines, please visit the Henriette Reiss Award website.

Each year, this award is given to current or former graduates of Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in Harlemville, NY and is presented at a ceremony in the Spring.

2016 Award Recipients

Cecelia Bellows

Cecelia Bellows (HVS ’16) is a senior who has already distinguished herself as an accomplished actor. She presented an original solo acting work for her senior project. The Henriette Reiss Award will help her to pursue her theatrical work in Portland, Oregon.

Elizabeth Gale

Since graduating from Hawthorne Valley School in 2015, Elizabeth Gale is attending Concordia University in Montreal, majoring in Theatre and Development, focusing on theater as an element of personal and social change.  She intends to continue at Concordia and receive her BFA.

Previous Award Recipients

For bios on each previous Henrietta Reiss Award recipient, information on how to apply, and the history of the award, please visit the Henrietta Reiss Award website.

2015

  • Jonah Simonak (HVS ’10)
  • Talya Phelps (HVS ’15)
  • Special Recognition: Ezra Glatt (HVS ’13)

2014

  • Zoe Ronen (HVS ’14)
  • Myles Ryan (HVS ’05)

 2013

  • Daniel Wall (HVS ’05)

2012

  • Emily Fulop (HVS ’06)
  • Christian Peterson (HVS ’12)
  • Justin Lang (HVS ’02)

2011

  • Julian Müller
  • Daniel Kobran (HVS ’05)

2010

  • Kristin Dalton (HVS ’00)

2009

  • Ahna Kane

2008

  • Chandra Ping
  • Lauren Sansaricq

2007

  • Emily Bolevice
  • Drew Wagner

2006

  • Seamus Maynard

2005

  • Matthew Zanoni Müller

2004

  • Emily Hilton Hassell
  • Ben Dalton

2003

  • Leelee Core
  • Tara Shumer-Decker
  • Sabrina Tranchita

2002

  • Emily Klavun

2001

  • Vanessa (Kobran) Graymason

2000

  • Linda Kaufman

1999

  • Gabriel Giles

1998

  • Tiffany Fredericks

1997

  • Simone Chezar

1996

  • Claire Roberts

1995

  • Martin Young

1994

  • Marianka Madey

1993, The First Henriette Reiss Award Recipient

  • Rebecca Hartka

 

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