Tuesday, January 29, 2019

2019 Kansas Youth Art Month

We hope that you were as excited as we were with the changes that were made last year for the Kansas Art Education Association's Youth Art Month Exhibit and Celebration!!!!!


Our venue changed to the "Alice Sabatini Gallery in the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library" and will once again take place there this year.

Our exhibit time frame will once again go from the ONE DAY that we had become accustomed to to a FULL MONTH!!! The artwork will be professionally shown in a gallery setting and will be available for viewing the entire time to make it more convenient for families to see the show!

We will still have our Celebration/Reception/Awards on the last day of the exhibit. We will be able to present our recognition awards in an auditorium!!

Our Sargent Art Sponsored Youth Art Month Art Competition for member's students will be entered and judged digitally with the work also being physically shown in the Youth Art Month Exhibit in the gallery. Note that Sargent Art provides us with a $1000 check to the student of the "Best of Show" artwork as well as materials prizes for other students and their teachers! Don't miss out on this opportunity for your student!

We hope that all of you will join us in celebrating Youth Art Month in Kansas!

As always--it is important that you review the rules/guidelines/labels on the KAEA website.

Important Dates to remember:

January 1- Start making local plans for Youth Art Month

February 7- LAST DAY to deliver YAM Artwork to your area YAM volunteer

February 9- LAST DAY to deliver YAM Artwork to the Sabatini Gallery. All artwork must be received by 6:00 pm in order to be included in the show! This includes any mailed work! Plan ahead to make sure that it is received in time!!!

February 11- LAST DAY for KAEA members to e-mail your submissions into the Sargent Art YAM Art Competition

February 11- Youth Art Month Exhibit—Alice Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Shawnee County Public Library

March 14-16- National Art Education Association Convention, Seattle Washington National Youth Art Month Exhibit

March 10- Youth Art Month Celebration/Reception & Awards 1-2:30

All information can be found on the KAEA Website at: http://www.kaea.com/p/yam.html

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.