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)

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. More information can be found at the CFAE website.

Artwork Program
In addition to the flag contest, Minnesota has an annual student exhibition at the State Capitol. 

Flag Program

To promote Youth Art Month, the Council for Art Education coordinates Youth Art Month activities. 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. Flags are displayed at the Youth Art Month student exhibition. 

YOUTH ART MONTH STUDENT EXHIBITION

2020 Winning Artists:

Best Overall: “Gripped by Fear” by Maya Jable, 11th Grade, Mound Westonka High School, Laura Hensley (teacher)
Elementary:
1st Place: “Architecture” by Connor Nielson, 3rd Grade, Visitation School, Ronna Baca (teacher)
2nd Place: “Sunset in Minnesota” by Beatrice Bohlman, 1st Grade, Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet, Christina Nelson (teacher)
3rd Place:“Fall Leaves” by Lexie Karolevitz, 3rd Grade, Fieldstone Elementary, Erin Settergren (teacher)
Honorable Mention: “Owl” by Drew Johnson, 4th Grade, Hilltop Primary School, Klair Hans (teacher
Honorable Mention:  “Untitled” by Mia Peterson, 4th Grade, Lakes International Language Academy, Kortney Formanek (teacher)
Middle Level:
1st Place:“Untitled” by Grace Cheney, 8th Grade, Oakland Middle School, Jeff Pridie (teacher)
2nd Place:“9 Lives” by Ellie Pundsack, 8th Grade, Highland Park Middle School, Julie Elliot, (teacher)
 3rd Place “Untitled” by Cayman Pagel, 8th Grade, Stillwater Middle School, Jeff Pridie (teacher)
 Honorable Mention:“Radiance” by Mia Bianchi, 8th Grade, Visitation School, Anita Burg (teacher)
High School:
1st Place: “Blight” by Elise Lehto, 11th Grade, Cloquet High School, Julie Deters (teacher)
2nd Place:  “Fierce” by Joshua Eull, 12th Grade, St. Michael-Albertville High School, Kari Halker- Sathoff (teacher)
3rd Place:  “The Friendly Giant” by Jersey Jones, 12th Grade, The FAIR School, Amy Conwell (teacher)
Honorable Mention: “Deep in Thought” by Katelyn Hultgren, 12th Grade, MACCRAY High School, LeAnn Atchison (teacher)

(Click Here to View the 2020 YAM Student Exhibition)

February 17th – February 29th, 2020
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 11th, 2020.

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 4 sites:

Shanda Landes                              Jeff Pridie

Glencoe Silver Lake HS                 Stillwater Middle School

1825 East 16th Street                   523 West Marsh Street

Glencoe, MN 55336                      Stillwater, MN 55082

 

Tiffany Erie                                  Laura Anton

Franklin Elementary                   Forest Lake Area Community School

1801 9th Ave SE                          943 9th Street SW              

Rochester, MN 55904                 Forest Lake, MN 55025

Download compete information regarding the 2020 YAM Art Exhibition here!

Download Prize Structure Here

Download Teacher Participation Form Here

Download Press Release here

 

YOUTH ART MONTH FLAG DESIGN COMPETITION

The 2019/2020 Youth Art Month Theme is ”Take a Journey through Art." 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 to keep.  Students placing 2nd through Honorable Mention receive an art supply prize.

Please submit scanned Flag Designs by December 16th, 2019 to youthartmonth@gmail.com

Winning Flags will be announced on Friday December 20th 2019.

2020 YAM Flag Design Winners:

Middle Level: 1st place design will be displayed at the NAEA CONVENTION

Xochil Romero, Oltman Middle School, Jessica Jones (teacher)

                                 

High School:1st place design will be used for POSTERS promoting Youth Art Month

1st Place:  Ellie Hunsley, St. Michael Albertville, Sara Henrikson (teacher)

                   

Elementary:  1st place design will be used for POSTCARDS promoting Youth Art Month

1st Place:  Elena Metzger, Stillwater Elementary, Jeff Pridie (teacher)

         

                                                                     

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

 

Download Flag Design Information Here!

Download the Flag and Banner Entry form here!

Download the Student Information Form Here!

 

Art Educators of Minnesota:

2020-2021 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 2020-2021 school year. Artwork by the student that received the 1st place Spotlight Award will be displayed in the Youth Art Month Museum at the National Art Education Association Convention in March.  

Nominations can be submitted starting NOW and up until September 16th, 2020 Submit nominations to: youthartmonth@gmail.com

Student Spotlight Applications are due by September 30th, 2020 (same email address)

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

Download the student application form here!

2019-2020 Future Art Educators Spotlight Award Winners:

1st Place  Joshua Eull, St. Michael Albertville High School

Instructor: Kari Halker-Saathoff

(Triarco $200 Gift Certificate & Complementary AEM Conference Registration)

 

2nd Place- Emily Markgraf, St. Michael-Albertville High School

Instructor: Kari Halker-Saathoff

(Triarco $100 Gift Certificate)

 

3rd Place- Veronica Jacques, St. Michael-Albertville High School

Instructor: Kari Halker-Saathoff

(Triarco $75 Gift Certificate)

 

Honorable Mention- Nevaeh Ophus, Bemidji High School

Instructor: Sara Stewart

(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.

 

 



 

 

 

 

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