Category: Youth Art Month

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. 

Youth Art Month: YAM @ WAM – Registration deadline Feb 14

March is Youth Art Month. There are many ways to participate in Youth Art Month 2020!

The MAEA and Worcester Art Museum are delighted to invite you and your students to participate in the 2020 Youth Art Month Central MA Regional Exhibit. This exhibit is free and open to all central MA teachers. We encourage each teacher to submit up to 4 pieces of student artwork, and join us for the family reception. All necessary information can be found on this [email protected] website. 
If you have questions, please email them separately to youthartworcester@gmail.com and we’ll be happy to help.
MAEA Recognitions Exhibit Logo

2020 MAEA Recognitions Exhibit

Congratulations to all the artists with work accepted into the MAEA Recognitions exhibit and to the award winners! Please join us for a Family Celebration on Sunday March 1 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. The exhibit is on view at the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA. Click through to learn more about the exhibit, view the award winners, and web gallery.

A huge thank you to Davis Publications and Sargent Art for sponsoring awards for this Youth Art Month exhibit. Also thank you to the many volunteers who have helped make this exhibit happen.

Poster for 2020 MAEA Recognitions Exhibit

Youth Art Month: Statewide Exhibit Registration Closes Jan 10!

March is Youth Art Month. There are many ways to participate in Youth Art Month 2020.

One way to join in on the Youth Art Month fun is by participating in the Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit! Join teachers from across the state as they celebrate the amazing work of their students. The exhibit will be displayed in Boston at the State Transportation Building.

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 $15.  Registration closes January 10, 2020.

Find more information about the ways you can participate in Youth Art Month and register for the Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit here.

Youth Art Month: Flag Contest – Deadline December 20

Celebrate Youth Art Month – Have your students enter the Youth Art Month Flag Contest sponsored by Sargent Art. This contest is open to students in grades K-12. Each teacher may submit up to 10 entries.

This year’s theme is TAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH ART.

One Grand Prize winner will receive: $250 to student PLUS $500 in Sargent Art supplies for your classroom.

One Elementary, Middle, and High School winner will receive: $100 worth of Sargent Art supplies to student PLUS $300 in Sargent Art supplies for your classroom.

Learn more about the Youth Art Month Flag Contest here.