Saturday, April 1, 2023

2023 Youth Art Month Celebration

We celebrated Kansas Youth Art Month Saturday, March 25th at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka.

Proclamation from the governor for Youth Art Month
Governor Kelly officially proclaimed March Youth Art Month

Pre-Service art educators at the creation station where visitors could participate in art activites

artwork on display for Youth Art Month
The Topeka Shawnee County Public Library provides a beautiful space to display the artwork.
Pre-Service art educators help students make nametags
Pre-Service art educators help students make nametags

the crowd of people waiting for the awards
We had a great turn out!

an art teacher, a student, a YAM mascot, and KAEA president pose for a picture
Students received awards and prizes for the YAM Flag contest, People's Choice awards, and Blick YAM contest! Vincent YAM Gogh and KAEA President Kathy Schroeder helped hand out the goodies.

View the YAM Flag Winners HERE: 
View the full Blick Art Contest awards here:

Adyson Cashman received the People's Choice Award AND was awarded Best of Show in the Blick Youth Art Month contest!
Adyson Cashman's Best of Show artwork

Adyson Cashman
Seaman High School
Teacher: Margaret Ramberg

Delia Hutchison
Sedan Jr. High School
Teacher: Deanna Smith

Ava Reese
Blue Valley Southwest High School
Teacher: Emily Patterson

student artists posing on the stage for a picture at youth art month
Here are all of the student artists who were able to join us!
a group of art educators who were in attendance at YAM pose on the stage for a photo
And of course, this event wouldn't be possible without all the amazing art educators! 
THANK YOU for celebrating youth art EVERY day!

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.