MAEA Youth Art Month at the Portland Museum of Art
The Portland Museum of Art Youth Art Month Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 3rd. 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 March 1, 2018, through March 31, 2018 on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA. Admission to the exhibition is free for the public.
Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Youth Art Month. Please carefully review all information as it has changed from past years.
To submit student work, you must be a current member of MAEA. To check your membership status, email membership chair Holly Houston before 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.
Artwork will be inspected at drop-off and will only be accepted if proper protocol is followed.
Registration is open from 9 a.m. Monday, January 15, through noon Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
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 8, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m Friday, February 9, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In case of inclement weather, drop-off dates at PMA: Friday, February 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Artwork Pick-Up at Portland Museum of Art Wednesday, April 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artwork Pick-Up at MAEA Spring Conference Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 7
The PMA is not responsible for artwork left at the museum after Thursday, April 5. If you need to make special arrangements, contact Louisa Donelson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions: Please contact the MAEA Youth Art Month chair: Suzanne Goulet.
MAEA & MEA Youth Art Month at the MEA Building, Augusta
The Maine Education Association Youth Art Month Celebration will be held on Sunday, March 4th. The event runs from 1-2:30 with the presentation of certificates starting at 1:30. Refreshments will be served.
Questions can be addressed to Kay Allison, the MAEA/MEA YAM chair.
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.