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Youth Art Month
Award Winners and Upcoming Events Announced for Youth Art Month
By Jeffrey Sandoe
Board President, Council for Art Education
Sr. Vice President of Sales, American Art Clay Company, INC.
The Council for Art Education, Inc. is proud to announce the 2013 Youth Art Month Awards.
Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance every March to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs. YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experience in the visual arts that are not possible in other subjects offered in the curriculum. The Council for Art Education, Inc. was started in 1983 as not for profit organization by the Arts & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) is an international association of over 220 arts, craft and creative material manufacturers which seeks to promote safety in art and creative products through its certification program. The Council for Art Education is grateful to ACMI for their sponsorship of the Youth Art Month program.
The Council for Art Education Board of Directors voted to recognize the following YAM Chairpersons for their outstanding participation in YAM 2013. Claire Flanagan Memorial (Grand) Award: Jennifer Tiongson of New Jersey. Awards of Excellence: Sarah Klein and Tasha Newton of Wisconsin, Jimi Herd of Virginia, and Judy Krueger of Illinois. Awards of Merit: Virginia Berthelot, Jennifer Keith, and Carolee Miller of Louisiana, Katie Harrison and Whitney Riker of Georgia, Vicki Breen and Joe Baca of New Mexico, Donnalyn Schuster and Julia Lang- Shapiro of New York and Dawn Norris of Ohio. Awards will be presented at the 2014 NAEA National Convention in San Diego, CA.
The National Art Education Association Convention is being held March 29 – 31, 2014 in San Diego, CA. This year, the Youth Art Month Museum and Flag Award Ceremony will be held in the exhibit area of the NAEA. Students in grades K-12 across the country participate in a national Youth Art Month flag design program, with each participating state selecting one design that represents their state and the creative spirit of YAM. If you would like to get involved in any of the activities celebrating Youth Art Month, contact the Chairperson in your area by viewing the "2012-2013 YAM Chairs" PDF document below under Links & Resources. The Council for Art Education, Inc. can be found on Facebook and Linkedin. Thank you for all who participate in Youth Art Month and in art education.
For more information contact:
Kris Bakke, Nasco, 901 Janesville Avenue, P.O. Box 901, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0901
Telephone: 920-568-5575 | E-mail: kbakke@eNasco.com | FAX: 920-568-5775
Links & Resources:
• 2012-2013 YAM Chairs
• What is YAM? (from the Council for Art Education, Inc.)
• YAM Information Booklet (from the Council for Art Education, Inc.)
• YAM List of Ideas (from the Council for Art Education, Inc.)
• Tennessee's Youth Art Month Wiki (Courtesy of Amy Broady, TN Youth Art Month Co-Chair)
Visit the Advocacy section for links and resources!