Every year at our Arts to End Violence Gallery Opening we ask judges to pick the pieces they feel demonstrate the most powerful messaging, inspirational personal statements, and creativity. Congratulations to the following artists for meeting and exceeding these criteria with their outstanding work!!


Angel Valerio – First Prize

Danní Hazell – Second Prize

Angel Crespi – Third Prize

Kings County Hospital Art Therapy Group – Honorable Mention

Ramatoulaye Bah, International High School – Honorable Mention

Michelle Zhang and Kate Wu, Brooklyn School of Inquiry – Honorable Mention

Yvonna Squires, East Brooklyn Community High School – Honorable Mention

Jose Jurado, International High School – Honorable Mention


Thank you again to everyone who submitted work to this show. We appreciate your commitment to making art with messages around community building, anti-violence, peace, and healing. We hope to see more work from you in the future!

If you’re interested in submitting art to next year’s gallery show, or if you’re interested in hosting an art workshop at your school next spring contact Marlies Talay at talaym@crownheights.org or 718-619-4248.