CAEA YOUTH ART MONTH
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.
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 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 National Convention in March.
In addition to the flag contest, states also select and exhibit student artwork throughout the year. Winning artwork pieces are displayed in the Youth Art Month Museum at the National Art Education Association Convention in March.
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.
The theme for the 2016/2017 school year is “United Through Art”
December 16, 2016: Deadline for Submitting Students' National Flag Entry Forms Along with the Artwork/Flag Release Forms
Proclamations, Endorsements, Recognition:
Congratulations to Daniela Lopez, Winner of the 2017 Youth Art Month Flag Contest for California!
Title: Art Republic
11th Grade, Norte High School, Alvord Unified School District, Riverside, CA
Special Thanks to SARGENT ART for Supporting Youth Art Month in California!
High School Youth Art Month Ruth Jansen Awards
Each year a senior high school student from each Area YAM show is selected as that Area's Ruth Jansen Award winner and given a cash award. The funding for this award is provided by a special memorial trust fund established in memory of Ruth Jansen by her family, friends, and the community. We are grateful for the support and recognition this has provided for students. There is also a Ruth Jansen Award given to outstanding teachers as well. Read more about Ruth Jansen
A thank you note from Xue DiMaggio, winner of the 2016 Ruth Jansen student award.
If you would like to participate in a YAM exhibition, contact the state YAM chair, Steve Trudeau, your Area President, or check out the start kit below to provide you with some guidelines on how to start a YAM show.
Northern Area Youth Art Month
Greater Sacramento Region YAM
Central Area Youth Art Month
Bakersfield YAM Show
Date: March 3, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Location: The Kern High School Teachers Association, 2441 F Street, Bakersfield, 93301
Drop Off: Friday, February 17, 2017
Pick-up Date: March 31, 2017
Reception: to be announced
Contact Person: Rita Torres - firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Coast YAM Information
Greater Fresno Area YAM Information
Southern Area Youth Art Month
Morongo Valley YAM High School Show
Exhibition: January 8, 2017 – February 26, 2017
Location: 29 Palms Art Gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Dr., 29 Palms
Drop-off: January 8, 2017
Reception: January 15, 2017
San Diego County
Exhibition: January 23, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Location: Rose Gallery, Francis Parker School, 6501 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
Drop-off: January 13, 2017 to SDCOEReception: March 5, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Rose Gallery, Francis Parker School, 6501 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
More Information: https://youthartmonth2017.artcall.org/
Morongo Valley YAM K - 8 Show
Exhibition: February 3, 2017 – February 26, 2017
Location: Gallery 62, 61601 29 Palms Hwy, Ste H, Joshua Tree
Drop off: January 31, 2017
Reception: February 26, 2017
Contact: Ed Keesling - email@example.com
Orange County YAM Show
February 1, 2017 – March 23, 2017
Location: OC Department of Education 200 Kalmus Drive, Bldg A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Drop-off: February 1, 2017 - February 21, 2017
Exhibition: February 23, 2017 - March 23, 2017
Reception: March 23, 2017
Los Angeles County
Exhibition: March 8, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Location: Canoga Park Youth Art Center, 7222 Remmet Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303 - 818.346.7099
Drop-off: Feb 28 - March 3, 2017 to CP Youth Art Center, 10am - 5:30 pm (call first, later time may be available)
Satellite drop off stations are being arranged (TBD)
Reception: March 12, 2017, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Canoga Park Youth Art Center, 7222 Remmet Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Work to be picked up at close of reception by teachers or designated representative.
Contact: Michele Nelson - firstname.lastname@example.org or Luiz Sampaio - email@example.com
San Bernardino County Office of Education’s “Young Artists’ Gallery"
Juried Exhibition for Grades 7 - 12
Exhibition: March 6, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Location: Art Gallery, National Orange Show, San Bernardino, CA
Reception: March 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Armalyn De La O - firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Area YAM Show
March 26, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Location: Norman P. Murray Community Center 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Drop-off: March 25, 2017
Exhibition: March 26, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Reception: April 30, 2017
Contact: Dru Maurer - email@example.com
For further Information, please contact Lora Murphy Sanders, Southern Area Yam Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
State YAM Youth Art Month