The Henriette Reiss Award deadline is coming up! Deadline Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Henriette Reiss by Winold Reiss, 1912 Pastel on paper, 23 1/2″ x 19 1/8″


This award is given annually to Hawthorne Valley School seniors and/or alumni. It is administered by the Henriette Reiss Award Committee. Awarded amounts vary from year to year and have ranged from $500 to $1,500, depending on the success of annual fundraising efforts to supplement endowment income.

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About the Award

The Henriette Reiss Award at Hawthorne Valley was established in 1993 through the generosity of Elizabeth Hughes Papas to honor the work and spirit of artist and teacher Henriette Reiss (1889-1992).

Central to the life and work of Henriette Reiss was the abiding insight that art is crucial to individual and social development, a view also embraced and furthered in Waldorf schools around the world. The recognition of these truths moved Elizabeth Papas, who lived in Philmont, NY, to establish an award at the nearby Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, in order to help aspiring students further their educations in the arts.