Elise Pelletier (Scarborough High School), is our state-wide coordinator and is eager to hear about your local/regional plans to celebrate quality arts education programs in your schools.
MAEA Youth Art Month at the Portland Museum of Art
The Portland Museum of Art Youth Art Month reception will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.
For more than 20 years, the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) have collaborated to bring National Youth Art Month to Maine. This annual observance emphasizes the value of art education and encourages support for quality school art programs through a month-long exhibition of artwork by K-12 students throughout the state. The exhibition runs from February 27th through March 29th on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA. Admission to the exhibition is free for the public.
Please join us in the Recognition of Participating Artists in Museum Auditorium. (Stay tuned as these times may be updated!)
4:30 p.m. K, 1, 2, 3
5:30 p.m. 4, 5 ,6, 7
6:30 p.m. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Please NOTE: The galleries of the Museum are open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Please consider scheduling your arrival to give you time to enjoy the Exhibition and the Museum's collection.
Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Youth Art Month. Please carefully review all information.
To submit student work, you must be a current member of MAEA. To check your membership status, email membership chair Hope Lordbefore completing the online registration.
You may submit one artwork per teacher per school. Artwork created by multiple students or work with multiple teachers is not allowed.
Please submit high quality photographs of student work when registering, best done prior to framing.
Museum will ONLY accept glass and blemish free plexiglass.
Artwork will be inspected at drop-off and will only be accepted if proper protocol is followed.
Registration is open from Monday, January 6th at 9 a.m. toTuesday, February 4th at noon.
REGISTERED Artwork Drop-Off at Portland Museum of Art: Drop-off location is the back entrance of the Portland Museum of Art at 99 Spring Street. It is a brown door next to a garage bay door. There is a sign above that says "99 Spring Street." Please note that the museum cannot store artwork packaging or wrapping material. Upon drop-off, you must take packaging with you and bring back during the art pick-up.
Drop-Off Dates: Thursday, February 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m Friday, February 7, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m Saturday, February 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Artwork Pick-Up at Portland Museum of Art Wednesday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All remaining art will be collected by a MAEA agent and will be available for pick up at the Spring Conference.
Artwork Pick-Up at MAEA Spring Conference Saturday, April 4 - Leavitt High School
The PMA is not responsible for artwork left at the museum after Thursday, April 4th.
MAEA & MEA Youth Art Month at the MEA Building, Augusta
The Maine Education Association Youth Art Month Celebration will be held on Sunday, March 8th. The opening ceremony runs from 1-2:30 p.m.. The presentation of certificates will start at 1:30 p.m.. Refreshments will be served.
Teachers who are both MEA (Maine Education Association) and MAEA (Maine Art Education Association) members may submit one piece of student artwork to celebrate Youth Art Month.The artwork will be framed by the MEA and will hang in the Maine Education Association office in Augusta.Many teachers, MEA employees, and other visitors who go to the MEA office really enjoy viewing the student artwork. Families enjoy the art opening reception and appreciate the beautifully framed artwork. This is a great way to showcase what we do.
MEA will accept 30 works of student art on a first-come basis.