Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2013 Youth Art Month Celebration

It's that time of the year again---time to be thinking about participating in the
  2013 Youth Art Month Celebration 
to be held
in Topeka 
Saturday, March 2nd.
  The YAM booklet and forms have been updated and are ready for you online at http://kaea.com/yam.html
I have tweaked the entry form we need for display so that we can utilize our display space better.  You will need to fill out pages 14 through 16 in the YAM booklet.  The rest is just general information and things you can use for YAM.  
It might take a little while to load on to your computer as it is a large, but helpful document.  
We are again sponsored by "Sargent Art" and they are generously offering a grand prize trip to New York City as well as art supplies to the other place winners.  Remember that you do have to be an active member of KAEA in order participate in the YAM Art Competition.  However, every single art teacher in the state is invited and encouraged to submit ONE piece of student art to represent your school during the YAM celebration.


Shawny Montgomery
Vincent YAM-Gogh
Vincent YAM-Gogh will once again be attendance assisting in handing out the awards and will be available for photo opportunities.
Other Recognitions

The YAM flag awards donated by Molly Hawkins Wholesale will be awarded during the celebration.

The Harry Hart Memorial Senior Scholarships will also be awarded during the celebration.
National Education Association Convention YAM Participation

We are planning on having a virtual gallery and a display representing KANSAS at the National convention in Fort Worth in March.

If you would like to participate, you can send ONE digital photograph of a student's art (include your name, school name, and the student's name and grade) to 
Shawny Montgomery at 
by January 30th.
opportunity through the Council for Art Education
This year the Council for Art Education is encouraging art teachers all across the country to participate in a  national campaign for the first time ever.  With ties to Teas and the NAEA Convention being held in Ft. Worth, we are pursuing country music superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.  We are in hopes that they will agree to be our Honorary National Chairpersons and at the very least they will endorse Youth Art Month.
If you are interested in participating in this event or would just like to find out more information, go to the YAM page on the KAEA website at http://kaea.com/yam.html

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