Category: Youth Art Month

Through Young Eyes – CCIAEA and Cape Cod Museum of Art YAM Exhibit

The Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association (CCIAEA) is presenting Through Young Eyes from February 11 – April 18. This annual exhibition features the work of Cape Cod students in grades K-12. The artwork of 50 students has been curated into this exhibition by art teachers from across the region. 10 teachers also have their work on display. Mediums include sculpture, painting, printmaking, collage, jewelry making, metal working, drawing, ceramics & multi-media art.

This exhibition raises awareness of Youth Art Month, organized by the Massachusetts Art Education Association, celebrating the value of art education and art participation for all children in Massachusetts during the month of March each year.

More information about the exhibit can be found on the Regional YAM Exhibit page. 

Featured image credit: Nevaeha Melton, “My Thoughts on 2020”, Falmouth High School 

Youth Art Month: Statewide Virtual Exhibit Registration Now Open

March is Youth Art Month. There are many ways to participate in Youth Art Month 2021.

One way to join in on the Youth Art Month fun is by participating in the Statewide Youth Art Month Virtual exhibit! Join teachers from across the state as they celebrate the amazing work of their students.

All participating teachers for the Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit must register. Registration for the Statewide Youth Art Month Exhibit is free for MAEA members | Non-members pay $7.  Registration closes January 29, 2021.

Find more information and register for the Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit here.

Statewide YAM & MAEA Recognitions Exhibit – Exhibit Update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the State Transportation Building in Boston, where MAEA manages the 2nd Floor Atrium Gallery space, is currently closed to the public. The Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit and the Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists Recognitions exhibit, which were scheduled to come down March 26 will continue to stay on display until we have a better idea of when we can get the show down and work returned back to teachers and students.
If you need a piece returned to you sooner please contact us and we will do our best to make arrangements.
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We are in uncharted territory and we appreciate your understanding and support as we navigate this together.

We are happy to share that the professional photographs taken at the Family Day Celebration have been shared with us. You can find the images here . Please feel free to share with your students and their families.

Youth Art Month Central MA Exhibit – Virtual Tour

The Family Reception at the Worcester Art Museum was scheduled for this weekend, and while that was cancelled, we are happy to share the virtual tour for you to enjoy.

Congratulations and thank you to all the students with work in the exhibit, the teachers who support and inspire them, and to the group of teachers who annually volunteer their time to coordinate this exhibition. Thank you to the to the Worcester Art Museum for their continued support. And finally a huge thanks to Amanda Bastien, the Central MA Regional Exhibition Committee Chair and Elizabeth Buck the WAM Manager of Studio Class Programs.

Youth Art Month Regional Exhibit Cancellations

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak there have been a number of closings and cancellations. Please check in with institutions directly before visiting for updated information.

Youth Art Month 2020: Central MA Regional Exhibition

The exhibit has been extended until April 13. If you need to get student work back sooner, please contact Amanda Bastien, Youth Art Month Committee Chair for the Central MA Regional Exhibition
The Family reception scheduled for March 22 has been cancelled. Please visit the Worcester Art Museum website for updated information.
View the Youth Art Month exhibit virtually here.

Cape Cod – Cape Code Museum of Art – Through Young Eyes

The reception scheduled for March 19 has been cancelled. 

Cape Cod – Cape Cod Art Center – Beginnings
The high school exhibit scheduled for March 16-20 and the reception scheduled for March 20 have been cancelled. 

Join us at the Youth Art Month Family Day Celebration – March 1

We are looking forward to celebrating all the amazing artists with work in the juried MAEA Recognitions exhibit and the Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit on March 1, 2020 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.

The exhibits are on view Now – March 26, 2020 at the State Transportation Building, Second Floor Atrium Gallery, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA. If you are planning to join us at this event, please RSVP today!

Congratulations to the 2020 Youth Art Month Flag Contest winners, including the Grand Prize winner Haylee Wagner from Shepherd Hill Regional High School. See all the winning designs and honorable mentions here.

We are also looking for volunteers to help take down the exhibit on March 28. Sign up to volunteer today!

President’s Choice Award Winners

Congratulations  to the President’s Choice Award winners, whose work will be on display at the National Art Education Association Youth Art Month exhibit in Minneapolis, MN.

These students will be honored at the 2020 Youth Art Month Awards Ceremony on March 1 at 12:30 pm. Learn more.

Hiba Khan, Gr 11
Timeless Progression, Drawing
Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, Teacher: Rebecca Kostich

Justin Freeland, Gr 12
Commitment to Excellence, Photography
Oxford High School, Teacher: Evelyn Mwenye

Francisco Navarrete Granados, Gr 5
Stacked City, Drawing
Beachmont Elementary School, Revere, Teacher: Shaun Harris

Samuel Brooks, Gr 8
The Crying Shadow, Photography
Wayland Middle School, Teacher: Pete Curran

Avery Conine, Gr 1
John Breather, Painting
J.W. Killam Elementary School, Reading, Teacher: Amy Hussey

Benjamin Garcia, Gr 2
Ben, Drawing
The Oliver Partnership School, Lawrence, Teacher: Leslie Quinlan

Congratulations to the 2020 Youth Art Month Flag Contest Winners

Grand Prize Winner: Haylee Wagner, Grade 12, Shepherd Hill Regional High School

We are excited to announce the 2020 Massachusetts Youth Art Month Flag, as well as all of our honorable mentions. Thanks to Sargent Art for sponsoring the 2020 Youth Art Month Flag Contest. 

Grand Prize Winner
Haylee Wagner, Grade 12, Shepherd Hill Regional High School, Dudley – Teacher: Stephanie Lashua
Elementary Winner
Manjula Viswalingam, Grade 4, Martha Jones Elementary School, Westwood – Teacher: Maggie Pasquan
Middle School Winner
Carla Miranda, Grade 7, Quinn Middle School, Hudson – Teacher: Diane Hoff
High School Winner
Jesslyn Croteau, Grade 12, Shepherd Hill Regional High School, Dudley – Teacher: Stephanie Lashua

Click through to see images of all the winners as well as the honorable mention winners for each grade.