Thursday, February 20, 2014

2014 Kansas Youth Art Month Celebration

The Kansas Youth Art Month Celebration is fast approaching!   
Please plan on participating by honoring ONE of your students by entering their art work into the State Capitol Exhibit sponsored by Sargent Art.    

The celebration takes place on 
March 1st, 2014 
from 2-3:30

All of the information and forms that you will need can be found at

It's not too late to get your art work to us!  
*There are area YAM representatives listed on the website that are willing to take your art work to Topeka for you.  Simply contact them for delivery.  
*OR you can deliver your art work in person on February 28th from 4-8 pm to the
Clubhouse Inn in Topeka.  
*OR if that does not work, we will accept art work by 8:00 am at the state capitol on March 1st.

KAEA Members:  
Remember you can also enter an additional work of art into the KAEA Virtual YAM Gallery.  
Send those entries to Kate Miller at 
In the subject line, put Virtual Gallery.  Include a jpeg of the art work (1 for 2-D work and up to 3 for 3-D work from different angles), student name, grade, art work title, medium, school name and your name.
We will choose three entries to win prizes and some of the virtual gallery entries will be printed, matted and displayed at the National Youth Art Month Gallery in San Diego during the NAEA Convention.

Youth Art MONTH
Help Kansas celebrate the visual arts by putting up an art display in your school, a school board meeting or somewhere in your community.  Make sure that you mention that March is Youth Art Month.  Add some advocacy materials and put up the National Visual Arts Standards.  Call your local paper or add something to your school website, newsletter, or newspaper.  Get some coverage for your students and your art your own best advocate!  Share all of your accomplishments with us by documenting what you have done and send that information to Megan Wendleton at so that we can include you in our YAM report.

Lastly, I would like to thank all of you who spend countless hours encouraging Kansas kids to embrace their inner artists.  YOU are making a difference in student's lives!
Let's Celebrate Youth Art Month together!!  
Creative Vibes and Happy Art Making!
Shawny Montgomery
KAEA Youth Art Month Chair

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

2014 Harry Hart Memorial Senior Scholarship Winners

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.
This year's scholarship winners are Ally Davis from Winfield High School, student of Lynn Felts, and Haven Bradbury, Uniontown High School, student of Chris Woods. Below are stunning images from the winning students' portfolio submissions.
Ally Davis, "First Date"
Ally Davis, "Ghost Dancer"
Ally Davis, "Holes" 
Haven Bradbury, "Joy Ride"
Haven Bradbury, "Lone Trumpeter"
Haven Bradbury, "The Working Class"
Congratulations to our scholarship winners and to their teachers, KAEA members, who submitted portfolios on behalf of their students. Applying for Harry Hart Memorial Senior Scholarships is a KAEA member benefit. 
To learn more about KAEA member benefits, check out our membership brochure HERE
To join or renew your membership, click HERE.  

Saturday, February 1, 2014

KAEA YAM Gallery

You're invited to enter one student artist's work from every building you teach at into the Kansas Art Education Associations Youth Art Month Gallery. 

Please send one jpeg of your entry to Katie Miller at, in the subject line please put YAM virtual gallery. If you are entering a three-dimensional work you may include three jpegs from various angles to be included on one slide.

In your email include the name of the student, title of work, medium,  school name, grade and teachers name. 

Three random winners from the entries will be awarded prizes  at the Youth Art Month Celebration on March 1, 2014 at the state capital. The virtual gallery will be on display at the capital on March 1, 2014 and entries for the virtual gallery will become part of the KAEA YAM gallery at the national convention in San Diego on March 28-31 and the on the KAEA web site. 

Please submit all entries by Feb. 20, 2014. Contact Katie Miller with any questions.