Youth Art Month (YAM), is celebrated nationally each March to bring awareness of the fact that visual art education is a viable factor in the total education curriculum that develops citizens of a global society.
In Massachusetts during the month of March MAEA annually sponsors a Statewide preK-12 YAM Exhibit of student artworks submitted by art educators in public, private and independent schools from across the state. There are also regional and district wide YAM exhibits, as well as school-based exhibits and events throughout the year celebrating Art Education.
Typically held in Boston, this year’s MAEA Statewide Exhibit is virtual! We are happy to share that even with the difficulties of teaching through the pandemic, 125 teachers from public, private and independent schools located in 71 different Massachusetts cities and towns submitted 699 student works of art! And these numbers don’t include work from our Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists Recognitions Exhibit.
We hope you enjoy the exhibit. Please view the exhibit ceremony video below.
Please sign our guest book and leave a message! You can also fill out a fan letter to a student artist whose work you particularly enjoyed.
Look for this image in each gallery to send a fan letter to an artist.
2022 Youth Art Month Exhibit Galleries
Schools can be found under the city/town where the school is physically located.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 PRESIDENT’S CHOICE WINNERS
We are also excited to share the work that was exhibited in the national Youth Art Month Exhibit as part of the National Art Education Association Convention, which was held in New York City this year from March 3 – 5, 2022.
Congratulations to all the President’s Choice Award winners with work in the national exhibit. Click on the images below to view the work in the exhibit.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 FLAG CONTEST WINNERS
We are also excited to bring back the Youth Art Month Flag Contest, sponsored by Sargent Art.
Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner Agatha White, Gr 10 from Shepherd Hill Regional High School, Teacher: Lisa Hines.
Thank you to the YAM Flag Contest judges: Corine Adams, Falmouth High School; Elizabeth Mullaney, Norwood High School; John Travlos, Lawrence High School; and Diana Woodruff, MAEA Student Recognition Chair. None of the judges had entries in the contest
Click on the images below to view the other award winners and honorable mentions.
MAEA would like to thank:
MAEA’s 2022 Statewide Youth Art Month Committee
Amy Hussey and Helen Downey, YAM Committee Co-Chairs
Committee Members: Corine Adams, Falmouth High School; Elizabeth Buck, Worcester Art Museum; Mary Beth Eldridge, Berkshire Arts; Carol Haggerty, Millis High Schools; Coni Moore, Winthrop High Schools; Elizabeth Mullaney Norwood High School; Melissa Mastrolia, Acton Boxborough Elementary School; John Travlos, Lawrence High School; Diana Woodruff, Chair of MAEA Student Recognition Exhibit
With Special Thanks to:
Our exhibit ceremony guest speaker, amazing visual artists Bren Batalcan – For their inspiring words and artwork.
Maureen Creegan-Quinquis, President, Massachusetts Art Education Association – For her continuing guidance, and support.
Melissa Mastolia, Past President, Massachusetts Art Education Association – For all her extra work supporting our tech needs and putting this exhibit online.
All the Art Teachers – For inspiring, instructing, encouraging and caring.
All the Young Artists – For creating and sharing.
And All the Parents, Families and Friends – For supporting their young artist and quality art education for all!
This exhibit is sponsored by The Massachusetts Art Education Association
The Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) advances high quality visual arts education for all students by empowering art educators to excel in the practice, instruction, promotion, and celebration of visual art. As a state affiliate, we support the mission, vision, and core values of the National Art Education Association (NAEA).