Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children's Books, and Chase Art Companies Announce The Winner Of The Third-Annual Oh, The Places You'll Go! College Scholarship
“Having worked with Ted for many years as his art director, and quite closely with him on Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, it was an honor to be part of the scholarship program as a judge and to see how his imagination continues to inspire young people today,” says Cathy Goldsmith, VP & Associate Publisher, Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group.
Chase says of Ms. Conway’s piece, “The skillfully presented pencil ‘draw bridge’ hovering tenuously over an unforgiving landscape makes for a clever pun, while expressing the artist’s resolve to overcome life’s obstacles. Allison’s artwork was very highly regarded by each of the seven jurors.”
The first runner-up, Adam Dalton Blake of Sudbury, Massachusetts, who plans to attend Rhode Island School of Design in the fall, will receive a framed Lion Stroll limited edition canvas from The Art of Dr. Seuss collection. “Adam’s cityscape is well executed and the color of the painted figure is jarring in a good sense in creating his idea of open air and possibility,” says Waller.
The second runner-up, Julia Schomberg of La Crosse, Wisconsin, will receive a framed Oh, the Places You’ll Go! limited edition print from The Art of Dr. Seuss collection. Calman says of Ms. Schomberg’s work, “Clever use of materials, the map being flipped onto the side to make it less readable, acting more as a visual background though part of the main idea. The ambiguity of the meaning of the crow in different cultures, as a good or bad omen, in this case symbolizes both the positive and negative aspects of Seuss’s story.” Ms. Schomberg will be attending the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities.
One hundred and forty finalists’ artworks were displayed in special exhibitions in 15 fine art galleries, featuring The Art of Dr. Seuss, throughout North America during the month of March.