Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month Overview

What is Youth Art Month?
The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.

Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.

Started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to

1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/yam#sthash.gqBC31YT.dpuf

 

"Take a Journey through Art"

(2020 Youth Art Month Theme)

Artwork Program
In addition to the flag contest, states also select and exhibit student artwork throughout the year. Artwork by students who receive the Spotlight Awards will be displayed in the Youth Art Month Museum at the National Art Education Association Convention in March.  

YOUTH ART MONTH STUDENT EXHIBITION

(click here to view the 2019 YAM student Exhibition)

February 17th – February 29th
Minnesota State Capitol

Installation:  Saturday, February 15th, 10:00 to 3:00

Closing Reception:  Saturday, February 29th, 11:00 to 1:00

(take down to follow reception)

Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Saint Paul, MN

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Saturday: 10am–3pm
Sunday: 1pm–4pm

Click here to link to a map of the State Capitol grounds: Including parking locations.  Parking at the State Capitol lots are free on the weekends.

Submissions due February 16th, 2019.

AEM members that teach at the High School level (9-12)may submit 2 student works.

AEM members that teach at the Middle School level (6-8) may submit 3 student works.

AEM members that teach at the Elementary (K-5) level may submit 4 student works.

Artwork can be sent to or dropped off at the following sites:

 

Laura Anton                             Shanda Landes                               Jeff Pridie

Forest Lake ALC                       Glencoe Silver Lake HS                 Stillwater Middle School

200 SW 4th Street                    1825 East 16th Street                   523 West Marsh Street

Forest Lake, MN 55025           Glencoe, MN 55336                      Stillwater, MN 55082

Download compete information regarding the 2018 YAM Art Exhibition here!

Download  prize structure information and participation prize form here!

Download Press Release here

Program Report/Digital Scrapbook

Youth Art Chairpersons also create digital scrapbook reports, documenting local observances, events, exhibits, proclamations, funding, and community support. Reports are submitted to CFAE, and programs are recognized for outstanding achievement.

2019 YAM Flag Design Winners:

2019 YAM Flag to be displayed at the 2019 NAEA conference -1st Place High School: Amanda Santjer, MACCRAY High School. Teacher LeAnn Atchison

                                                                  

2019 YAM Poster - 1st Place Elementary School: Natalie Ackerson.  Glencoe Silver Lake Elementary School.  Teacher: Andrea Wigern.

                     

2019 YAM Postcard -1st Place Middle School School: Teagan Aldrich. Glencoe Silver Lake Middle School.  Teacher: Shanda Landes.

                                                                         

 To view 1st through Honorable Mention 2019 Flag Designs, click here:

Flag Program

To promote Youth Art Month, the Council for Art Education coordinates Youth Art Month activities at the national level. The primary event is the State Flag Program. Each state's Art Education Association coordinates a flag design contest, with the winning design made into a flag for display in the Youth Art Month Museum at the National Art Education Association Convention in March. The 2018/2019 Youth Art Month Theme is ”Your Art, Your Story." Teachers who are AEM members can submit up to 10 designs for the flag contest. Students who receive 1st place for their flag designs in elementary (k-5), middle level (6-8), and high school (9-12) each receive a flag and an art supply prize.  Flags are displayed at the Youth Art Month student exhibition. The 2020 winning flag design at the Middle School level will be displayed at the NAEA conference.  The Elementary level flag becomes Youth Art Month promotional postcards.  The High School level flag will be used for YAM promotional posters.

 

Download the Flag contest information here!

Download the Flag and Banner Entry form here!

Download the Student Information Form Here!

 

Art Educators of Minnesota:  2019-2020 Future Art Educator Spotlight Award

The purpose of this award is to acknowledge graduating seniors who have demonstrated a high level of artistic, academic, leadership, and interpersonal relationship skills and to encourage students to pursue a career in visual arts education.  Art instructors who are AEM members have the opportunity to advocate for art education by nominating their art students.  These nominations are based upon the instructors opinions that the students have what it takes to potentially be qualified visual art instructors.  High school art instructors are invited to nominate as many as three outstanding juniors who will be seniors in the 2019-2020 school year. 

Nominations can be submitted starting NOW and up until September 16th. Submit nominations to: youthartmonth@gmail.com

Student Spotlight Applications are due by September 30th (same email address)

Download the nomination form for Future Art Educator Spotlight Award (and full award details) here!

Download the student application form here!

2018-2019 Future Art Educators Spotlight Award Winners:

1st Place: Katelyn Karrow, Anoka High School 
Instructor:  Kevan Nitzberg
(Triarco $200 Gift Certificate & Complementary AEM Conference Registration)

2019 Spotlight Winner

2nd Place:  Claire Fredrickson, St. Michael Albertville High School
Instructor:  Kari Halker-Saathoff
(Triarco $100 Gift Certificate)
3rd Place:  Karley Graves, Anoka High School
Instructor:  Kevan Nitzberg
(Triarco $75 Gift Certificate)
4th Place:  Alysse Rhode, Glencoe Silver Lake High School
Instructor:  Shanda Landes
(Triarco $50 Gift Certificate)

 

Youth Art Month Overview

What is Youth Art Month?
The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.

Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.

Started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to

1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

- See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/yam#sthash.qefKgDiZ.dpuf
Visit NAEA's YAM website.

 

 

Youth Art Month Overview

What is Youth Art Month?
The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.

Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.

Started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to

1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

 

 

 

 

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