Our Youth Art Month Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 12th at 4:30 p.m. Please register HERE to attend the digital celebration.
During this special event, we will recognize artists from each grade level and share the artwork students have created. Join us to share in the achievements and creativity of Maine art students!
The gallery has officially launched and can be viewed HERE.
Youth Art Month at the Portland Museum of Art is an annual exhibition showcasing the incredible talent in Maine’s art education programs.
In collaboration with the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA), the PMA is honored to present artwork made by young artists in our communities. Youth Art Month is also an opportunity to highlight the art educators in our schools and the importance of and access to quality art programs. Art educators help to inspire and empower young artists, creating avenues for young artists to express their creativity, find their voice, and cultivate communication skills.
This annual exhibition 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 will begin digitally on March 1, 2022 on the PMA’s website.
If you have any questions, please contact the MAEA Youth Art Month chair, Elise Pelletier.
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, MEA, & MAC Youth Art Month
MAEA and MEA is Partnering with the Maine Arts Commission.
Artwork is currently up and open for viewing at the Cross Center Building in Augusta. Hours are from 1-4 p.m. The exhibition will run through the end of May, at which point the MAEA/MEA artwork will be moved to the MEA building until November.
At this point in time, there is NO opening scheduled. We are hoping to gather and celebrate in May. We will keep you posted!
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 generously framed by the MEA and will hang in the Capitol Complex in Augusta. Many legislators, Maine government employees, employees and other visitors who go to the Capitol Complex really enjoy viewing the student artwork. Families enjoy the art opening reception and appreciate the beautifully framed artwork that is returned to them after the show. This is a great way to showcase what we do.
*The MEA will accept 30 eligible works of student art on a first-come sign-up basis.
*Please sign-up using the posted Google survey starting Wednesday, November 3 at 6am.
*We will confirm your dual membership with MAEA and MEA. Once you are notified, please mail your student artwork ASAP or by December 3rd, 2021.
*Submit artwork to: Suzanne Goulet Waterville Senior High School One Brooklyn Avenue Waterville, ME 04901 or contact other satellite drop off coordinators – Lynda Leonas (Auburn) email@example.com or Hope Lord (Manchester) firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you sign up, we are saving your spot. Last minute cancellations do not allow time to find a replacement.
*The show will hang from February 2022 through mid May, 2022 in the Capitol Complex in Augusta.
*Only submit work that will hang for the entire length of the exhibit.
*You will need to pick up the artwork by the end of May and return the framed work to the student.
*Participating educators will receive template invitations to personalize with the student work to pass on to their student artists and school community.
*Attach the following name tag to the back of the artwork. Please use this name tag so the information will be consistent. Please have this media release form filled out and attached to the back of the art.