Category: Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month Flag Contest

Another way to participate in Youth Art Month is the 2020 Youth Art Month Flag Contest sponsored by Sargent Art.

This contest is open to students of MAEA members, grade k-12. Digital entries will be accepted November 13 – December 20, 2019.

Prizes include $250 in Sargent Art supplies for one overall winner and $500 in supplies for the art teacher, as well as $100 in Sargent Art supplies each for one elementary, middle and high school student and $300 in supplies for their art teachers. More information coming soon.

SARGENT ART FOR SPONSORING Youth Art Month MAEA

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Youth Art Month Statewide Exhibit

Make sure you are a part of our 2020 statewide Youth Art Month exhibit, where we will honor Massachusetts artists in grades k-12 and celebrate quality art education at the State Transportation Building in Boston.

Important Dates

Registration Open – Nov 13 – Dec 20, 2019
Exhibit Open – Feb 10 – Mar 26, 2020

Don’t forget you can also celebrate Youth Art Month in your school, with your district, and at a regional exhibit near you. Start your YAM planning for a school or district event with this quick start guide from the Council for Art Education.

If you’d like to get involved and help with planning the statewide YAM exhibit please email Eleena Rioux at youthartmonth@massarted.com.

2020 MAEA Recognitions Exhibit

Secondary art educators, we invite you to participate in the third year of this exciting opportunity for high school art students.

This juried exhibit is open to students in grades 9-12. Participants must be students of an MAEA member.

Each teacher may submit up to 5 pieces of student artwork, with a limit of one entry per student and a $5 fee per entry.

Digital submissions will open be open November 13 – December 6, 2019.

More information coming soon. Click here to see a gallery of the 2019 award winners.

If you’d like to get involved and help with planning the 2020 MAEA Recognitions Exhibit please email Diana Woodruff at [email protected]com.

 

Statewide YAM & Recognitions Exhibit 2019

Once again the statewide Youth Art Month Exhibit and the MAEA Recognition Exhibit were a huge success! Thank you to all who participated.

The combined exhibits featured close to 1000 incredible works of art from across the state. We estimate that between 1200 and 1500 people attended the Family Day Celebration, not to mention the hundreds of visitors that walk through the building daily, stopping to admire the work.

If you are free on Saturday March 30, we’d love your help taking down the exhibits. Find all the details and sign up to help today!

The work will come down the end of this week and should be back at your drop off sites no later than April 5. Please contact the teacher at your drop off location to arrange pick up of your work.

Teachers who dropped off in Boston – We have a pick up day scheduled at the State Transportation Building on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please contact us if this time does not work.  

Questions about either exhibit? Email our Youth Art Month Committee Chair Eleena Rioux at youthartmonth@massarted.com or our Recognitions Committee Chair Diana Woodruff at student_recognitions@massarted.com .
Message from Helen Downey
Past Youth Art Month Committee Chair
On a personal note, I want to thank everyone who has participated in the Statewide Youth Art Month Exhibit over the past five years. I have enjoyed chairing this important art advocacy event. I look forward to stepping back and handing the reigns over to Eleena Rioux. She will add some new and exciting ideas to the process! 

Sincerely,
Helen Downey

2019 Youth Art Month Flag Winners

Congratulations to all the 2019 Youth Art Month Flag winners!

Jesslyn Croteau, Gr.11 – Shepherd Hill Regional High School, Teacher: Stephanie Lashua

Elementary School Winner: James Whalen, Gr.4 – Albert F. Argenziano School, Teacher: Diana Taremi
Middle School Winner: Amanda Castro Silva, Gr.7 – Quinn Middle School, Teacher: Diana Hoff
High School Winner: Britany Larson, Gr.12 – Shepherd Hill Regional High School, Teacher: Stephanie Lashua

Grade K Winner: Abigail Cornelius – Albert F. Argenziano School, Teacher: Luci Prawdzik
Grade 1 Winner: Owen Fengler – Martha Jones School, Teacher: Maggie Pasquan
Grade 2 Winner: Colin Hennessy – Martha Jones School, Teacher: Maggie Pasquan
Grade 3 Winner: Alexa Ende – Martha Jones School, Teacher: Maggie Pasquan
Grade 4 Winner: Rosalind Balfour – Benjamin G.Brown School, Teacher: Amanda Ledin
Grade 5 Winner: Maggie Mullin – Martha Jones School, Teacher: Maggie Pasquan
Grade 6 Winner: Ellen Ryan -Albert F. Argenziano School, Teacher: Diana Taremi
Grade 7 Winner: Cooper Lacina – Quinn Middle School, Teacher: Diane Hoff
Grade 8 Winner: Said Soaib – Winter Hill Community Innovation School, Teacher: Emily Martin
Grade 9 Winner: Lily Campbell – Somerville High School, Teacher: May Chau
Grade 10 Winner: Lily Tran – Braintree High School, Teacher: Heidi Hurley
Grade 11 Winner: Hannah Guerin – Shepherd Hill Regional High School, Teacher: Stephanie Lashua
Grade 12 Winner: Aysit Tashkin – Lynn Classical High School, Teacher: Erin Sutton

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We Need You!

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit at the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116.

As you know the Statewide Youth Art Month Exhibit is a huge undertaking and doesn’t happen without the help of many amazing volunteers. Sign up to help today!

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Registration is Open – Youth Art Month at the Worcester Art Museum

In addition to the MAEA statewide YAM exhibit to be held at the Transportation Building in Boston, Youth Art Month will be celebrated at a number of regional locations across the state.

Registration is now open for the Youth Art Month exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum and closes February 1, 2019. This regional exhibit is organized by a committee of teachers in conjunction with the Worcester Art Museum, and is open to the districts in and around Worcester.

This year each teacher may submit up to 4 works at no cost, regardless of MAEA membership. All work meeting exhibit requirements will be accepted. Learn more.