Friday, March 13, 2020

Youth Art Month Celebration Cancelled


After thoughtful consideration, the Kansas Art Education Association has decided to cancel our 2020 Youth Art Month Celebration scheduled for March 22nd from 1-2:30pm at the Shawnee County Topeka Public Library to ensure the health and safety of students, educators, family and friends amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Youth Art Month celebration continues throughout the month of March and we know you will join us in continuing to celebrate the fabulous artwork created by students across the state and the art educators who helped facilitate their creations. We will post photos for your pleasure to enjoy! (Click HERE to view a PowerPoint of all the YAM artwork- the file is large so you will need to download it to view.)

To our best knowledge, the show will remain up until March 22 - information about art work pick-up, awards and more will be e-mailed out to educators participating in this year’s show.

We thank you for your support of the arts and art education and your understanding during this time.

Your partner in education,

Kate Miller 
KAEA President 

Co-YAM Chairs

Lynn Felts and Linda Nelson-Bova #ksarted #ksyam2020 #youthartmonth

Friday, February 28, 2020

2020 Harry Hart Memorial Senior Scholarships Awarded

The Harry Hart Memorial Scholarships are named in honor of long-time KAEA member Harry Hart who passed away in 2009.  The Kansas Art Education Association gives TWO $500.00 scholarships each year which are paid directly to the Institutes of Higher Learning chosen by the winning student.

The 2020 winners are Wesley Schmoe, student of Tod Poteet of Lawrence High School, and Erica Hoelting, student of Tim Mispagel of De Soto High School! 

The judge this year was Dr. Monika Kjellman-Chapin. Monika was impressed by all of the portfolios and commented that:
-has at least one stand out work, a really terrific piece
-there was some very interesting content
-some very good draftspersonship was demonstrated
-there was a boldness in the subject matter displayed and often a maturity in the handling
-there was an impressive range of techniques and media
-“all in all, there is very promising talent on display here”

Congratulations to the scholarship recipients! The winners’ work will be on display at the Youth Art Month celebration March 22nd as well as a slideshow of all of the portfolios submitted. 

KAEA Mission Statement

KAEA is dedicated to the advancement of the human and cultural understanding through the study of art by providing opportunities for professional growth and development, exchange of knowledge and ideas, and service and leadership for the advancement of quality art education.