The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety. Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects.
Please select one of the appropriate proclamations or endorsements and ask a Mayor, Principal, Superintendent, City Counselor, or any other appropriate person in your local or State community to proclaim Youth Art Month! And don’t forget to let your YAM chair people know about it.
OAEA would like to recognize Sargent Art as the official prize sponsor of Youth Art Month. Be sure to check out all the great deals and variety of products that Sargent Art has to offer!
Oklahoma Contemporary (show runs January 14 – February 24, 2018)
Artwork submission due date: January 10 – 13, 2018
Each teacher can submit 6 pieces of artwork on black poster or black mat board, 3-D work is also accepted.
Young People’s Art Exhibit (K-12): We will hang the show on January 13 after the OAEA Board Meeting. Please give your six (6) pieces to any Board Member if you aren’t helping to hang. The exhibition is at Oklahoma Contemporary though February 24. If mailing your work, please send to: H. Proctor, 7489 E 30th St. Tulsa, OK 74129. The exhibit is in the small gallery space near the photography lab Oklahoma Contemporary on the State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
Awards ceremony: February 24, viewing is from 11 am – 12 pm and the awards ceremony is 12 – 1 pm. Take down is 1-2 pm. Please send an invitation home with each student including the show dates and the date of the awards ceremony and reception. Please pick up student artwork after the reception! Teachers can drop off their YAM student flag submissions that day as well.
This year, the flag design contest is for K-12th grade. We will continue to rotate the overall winner, but there will also be a 1st place winner in each category (K-6, 6-8, and 9-12). Each winner will receive a printed flag with the focus category being printed for National conference. Please submit all entries to a YAM chair no later than January 25th, 2018. If mailing your submission, please send to:
4330 North Indian Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
We will hang the exhibit on February 23rd, around 10am. Please have your two (2) pieces of K-6th grade work to a chairperson no later than February. 20, 2018. There will be a closing awards ceremony on April 6th (tentative) from 2:30-4:00. We will be taking the show down after the reception.
Please have door hangers submitted by February 24th, 2018. Please use card stock if possible. You are welcome to give them to a YAM chair person or mail them to: Holly Proctor, 7489 East 30th Street, Tulsa, OK 74129. We will be handing them to the lawmakers in March (date TBA).
Plans are still progressing, but we are looking at a Saturday in March(tentative date March 3 at 1pm). We will post the dates on the website and Facebook as soon as they are scheduled. Be on the lookout for more info, and please come join us!
Send a log of your Youth Art Month events, activities, financials from the 2017-18 school year so that they may be included in our YAM scrapbook. You can scan, mail, or send a photo of your log to any YAM CO-Chair by May 31st. We would also love to have some of your photos of events and newspaper clippings for the annual YAM scrapbook!
YAM Flag Entry Form (K – 12th grade)
YAM Art Exhibit Inventory Sheet (use for both the State Superintendent Exhibit and Young People’s Art Exhibit)
YAM Artwork Tag (use for both the State Superintendent Exhibit and Young People’s Art Exhibit)
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