Art Education student receives D.C. Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Art
“I was lost for words on the night when my name was called as a winner.”
Art education student, Bryan Hill, has recently been awarded the Mayor’s Art Award for Excellence in Teaching Art in Washington, D.C. where he has spent the last 16 years working as an elementary school art teacher. Bestowed by the city and the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, this is one of the most prestigious awards given to artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and art patrons.
“It is one of the awards in the city that you always keep your eyes on, they are the Oscars of the art world for Washington, D.C.,” says Hill. “To have my name included with some of the great art teachers of the city made me both honored and humbled.”
Last September, Hill received a call from the Commission informing him that he was a finalist for the award. Having been nominated once before and not winning, he didn’t get his hopes up.