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Special Thanks to Sargent Art for Supporting Youth Art Month in California

In 2012, the teachers of the first place winners in each grade level category (K-12, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) from each Area level exhibition will be awarded Sargent Art materials prizes at Area Exhibitions. The first place winner in each grade level category (K-12, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) from each Area exhibition advances to the state level and one of these lucky students, his or her parent, and the teacher will be awarded a trip to New York through the support of Sargent Art.

Congratulations to 2011 Sargent Art Winner, Grace L., from Acalanes HIgh School in Layfayette for her work, Venus, and her teachers Robert Porter and Deborah Taylor. Pictured below on the right is Grace in the center with her mother and Sargent Art Coordinator, Bhakti Oza in New York.

Venus by Grace L.

YAM State Winner Grace, her mother, and Bhakti Oza







CAEA 2012 YAM Flag Design Competition

The winning flag design will be displayed at the NAEA Convention in March and will be flown in Washington D.C. at the National Youth Art Month Flag event.
Thank you for your entries. 2012 Winner to be announced in January.

CAEA Wins Award of Merit for 2011 YAM from NAEA!
Congratulations to State Yam Chair, Anne Uphoff, and all of the CAEA 2011 YAM Chairs for this wonderful recognition from NAEA. 

                          2011 YAM Chairs
Pamela Atkinson                           Suzette Milam-Morrow
Kathleen Crocetti                          Elizabeth Morton
Kathy Flanagan-Egan                   Fran Reynolds 
Bruce Harris                                  Cheryl Schellenberg                          
Ed Keesling                                   Anne Uphoff
Jane Leese                                   Kristen Weigand
Susan Manbeian

Participate in Youth Art Month! It's a great advocacy tool!YAM LA 2011

If you would like to participate in a YAM exhibition, contact the state YAM chair, Anne Uphoff, [email protected], your Area President, or check out the start kit below to provide you with some guidelines on how to start a YAM show.  

Click to find our Start Kit. This 2-page informational document will help you organize a Youth Art Month Show, and complete the follow-up report on your exhibit. It also contains contact information you may need
Click to download the YAM report form YAM Report Form (Word)


Northern Area Youth Art Month

Northern Area YAM Chair:
Allison Henley, [email protected]

Greater Sacramento Area
Date: Month of March, 2012
Location: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Delivery: TBD
Reception: March 18, 2012, 1:00-3:00pm
Contact: Allison Henley, [email protected]

Sacramento Office of Education
Date: Month of March
Location: SCOE
Contact: Maureen Gemma, [email protected]

Santa Clara County
Date: Month of March
Location: History of San Jose, 1650, Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Barb Purdy, [email protected]

Alameda County
Date: TBD
Location: Fremont Unified School District Office, 4210
Technology Dr., Fremont, CA
Delivery: TBD
Reception: TBD
Pick up work: TBD
Contact: Susan Manbeian, [email protected]

Santa Cruz
Young Art Activists
Date: TBD
Location: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street, San Cruz CA 95060
Reception: TBD
Pick Up Work:
Contact: Kathleen Crocetti, [email protected]

Central Area Youth Art Month

Date: February 24-March 29, 2012
Location: Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R Street, Bakersfield
Delivery: February 15 and 16, 2012
Reception: March 2, 2012
Contact: Rita Torres, [email protected] and Hank Washington,[email protected]

Date: March 16--April 1, 2012
Location: The Old Grammar School Gallery and District Office, 1350 Main
St., Cambria, CA
Delivery: March 12 and 13, 2012
Reception: March 16, 5:30-7:00pm
Pick up: April 1, 2012
Contact: Suzette Milam-Morrow, [email protected], (805) 927-2424

Download an informational flyer

Date: March 1-March 30, 2012
Location: Arte Americas, 1630 Van Ness, Fresno 93721 ( 559) 266-2623
Information Delivery: By February 17, email the following: master list of student artists and labels, teacher name and phone number, school phone and address.
Delivery: Saturday, February 18, 2012--11:00am at Art Americas (work matted and framed and ready to hang)
Special Event: March 1, 2012, Art Hop at Arte Americas
Reception: 1:30-3:00pm, Young Artists Reception
Pick Up: March 30/31, 2012
Contact: Cheryl Schellenburg, [email protected]


Central Area Exhibition
Date:April 20-27, 2012
Location: Bakersfield High School Art Gallery, Library
Delivery Date: March 30, April 9 and 10, 2012
Reception: April 20, 5-7pm
Contact Michelle Bilik [email protected]

Southern Area Youth Art Month

LA County
Date: March 17-22, 2012
Location: California State University, Northridge, CSUN Graduate Gallery
Delivery: By Monday, March 12, 2012
Reception: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 12:00-4:00pm, awards at 2:30pm
Pick Up: Close of show on Thursday, March 22, 2012 or by arrangement
Contact: Anne Uphoff, [email protected]

Entry Form and Information   Inventory Sheet   

Orange County
Date: February 8-22, 2012
Location: Orange County Department of Education, Bldg. A
Delivery: Matted two-dimensional artwork is due by January 25, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. to the office of Kathy Acquarelli at the Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Drive, Bldg. B, Rm. 1158 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Reception: February 22, 2012 5:45pm-7:00pm, Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Dr., Bldg. B, Rm 1158, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Pick Up: At end of reception
Contact: Susan Wuerer, swuer[email protected]

Download Entry Form:

Riverside County
Date: January12-February 11, 2012 (Work will be on display during the Riverside Art Walk--a great way opportunity for your students!)
Location: Riverside Community Art Association Gallery, 3870 Lemon St. Riverside (in Downtown)
Delivery: Saturday, January 7, 2012 (Please email Pam if you are going to deliver it on January 7--otherwise she will not be there to accept the work) or by arrangement with the gallery, or drop off on Saturday, Jan 14 at 11:00am. Help hanging the work on Saturday is needed.  Email entry form information by January 6 to Pam Atkinson
Reception: February 2, 2012, 6:00-8:00pm
Contact: Pam Atkinson, [email protected]

Download Entry Form
Download artwork labels for back of student work
Download student artwork label with statement

San Bernardino County
Morongo Basin Young Artists Show, Grades 7-12
Date: TBD
Location: Twenty-nine Palms Art Gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive, 29
Palms, CA 92277
Delivery: TBD
Reception: TBD
Contact: Ed Keesling, (760) 365-8193, [email protected]

Morongo Basin Elementary Show: Morongo Basin Arts Council and Chaparral Artists
Date: February 19-March 14, 2012
Location: Roadside Attractions Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA
Delivery: February 16 and February 17, 2:00-6:00pm
Reception: February 19, 2012, 1:00-3:00pm
Contact: Ed Keesling, (760) 365-8193, [email protected]

Submission and Information Flyer

San Bernardino County Show
Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Reception: TBD
Pick-up: Immediately following reception
Contact: Patrice Cooley, [email protected]

San Diego County
Date: January 20-February 18, 2012
Location: San Diego Art Institute
Delivery Date: By Wednesday, January 11, SDOCE, c/o Ron Jessee
Reception: San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, Feb. 18, 2012, 1:00pm
Pick Up: After the reception or by Feb. 26, 2012 at SDOCE
Contact: Elizabeth Morton, San Diego Chapter President, [email protected]

Download the entry form

Ventura County
Contact: Kathy Rogers, [email protected]

Antelope Valley
Date: TBD
Location: Antelope Valley Credit Union, 15th Street West, Antelope Valley
Contact: Bruce Harris, [email protected]

Date: March 30--April 15, 2012
Location: Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena CA
Delivery: By Saturday, March 24, 2012 (Winners of 2012 County Exhibitions)
Reception: April 15, 2012, 2-4pm
Pick Up: Immediately following the reception, April 15
Contact: Anne Uphoff, [email protected]
Pacific Asia contact: Yeonsoo Chee, [email protected]