Youth Art Month 2024

The Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit is virtual again this year. Teachers of artists in grades preK-12 are invited to participate in this year’s virtual Youth Art Month exhibit. MAEA members of students in grades 9-12 may also exhibit work in the Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists Recognitions exhibit, which is a juried exhibit for students in grades 9-12. We are also excited to continue with the Youth Art Month Flag Contest. Learn more about all of these opportunities below!

Statewide Virtual Youth Art Month Exhibit

We know many of you participate in celebrating the arts at a local or regional level. Please consider also participating and sharing your students’ work on a state-wide level. Being virtual, this show can be shared with students’ families and friends across the country or even the world!  We are hoping to make this year’s exhibit bigger and better than ever, and we need you! The deadline to register for this exhibit is January 19, 2024. Please read through the submission guidelines for everything you need to know about registering and submitting your student work to the virtual exhibit.

Exhibit Information:
  • All Massachusetts art teachers who register may submit up to eight student works.
    • MAEA members may register free of charge.
    • Non Members are asked to pay a Teacher Registration Fee of $7
      • This is NOT $7 per work.
      • We accept payment through Paypal, by check, or purchase order. More details about processing payment can be found in the registration form.
      • Not currently a member? Learn more about joining MAEA here.
    • Each teacher may submit up to 8 artworks.
    • Registration closes January 19, 2024.
    • Once you register you will receive the Google Slides template to upload your students’ artwork. The deadline to submit your slides is February 9, 2024.
  • Click here for the TEACHER REGISTRATION.

Submission Guidelines:

  • You will use a Google Slides template that MAEA has created. You will have the ability to upload up to 8 works. They may be any combination of vertical, horizontal or square images. Learn how to copy the slides template and upload your own images here. Please note, this tutorial is from 2022. If you are searching your email for the slides template, search for 2024.
  • Photos of work in Google Slides should be no larger than 720 x 720 pixels. Learn how to resize your images here.
  • Artwork should be original and be created by the student. It must not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any other individual or entity.
  • The Massachusetts Art Education Association maintains the right to determine which works of art are appropriate for this exhibit. Subject matter that is highly controversial or includes symbols or themes that represent racism, prejudice, profanity, or are of a violent or lewd nature are not appropriate for this exhibit.
  • There is no limit to the physical size of the work this year.
Permission to exhibit work
  • It is the teacher’s responsibility to obtain parental or guardian permission to put their student’s work and information online.
  • Please obtain permission before submitting student work.
  • How you obtain permission is up to you. We have included a Sample Student Release Form you may copy and edit. The same form is also available here in Spanish.
Dates to remember
  • Now – January 19, 2024 – TEACHER REGISTRATION is open.
  • February 9, 2024 – Deadline to submit completed Google Slides.
  • February 9, 2024 – March 17, 2024 – YAM Committee will organize the slides and create the virtual exhibit
  • March 18, 2024 – MAEA’s Statewide K-12 YAM Virtual Exhibit will open

Thank you to Blick Art Supplies for sponsoring the 2024 Statewide Youth Art Month Exhibit.