The month of March is designated nationally as Youth Art Month. Are you celebrating your visual art program with activities during this month? Consider ways you can put a spot light on your program especially in March. Watch this page for updates on the many Wisconsin opportunities to participate in Youth Art Month Activities.
Youth Art Month Highlights art activities throughout the school year and culminates in two exciting activities. The first is the Flag & Banner Program. To promote Youth Art Month, The Council for Art Education coordinates Youth Art Month activities at the national level. The primary event is the State Flag Program. Using the national or state theme, each state coordinates a flag design contest, with the winning design made into a flag for display in the Youth Art Month Museum at the National Art Education Association Convention (NAEA).
The second component is the Artwork Display Program. Student artwork is displayed at the WAEA regional art shows with the winning pieces moving on to the State Capitol Art Show in Madison, WI.
To learn more about What Youth Art Month Is Click here.
Debi West is the Youth Art Month Chair for WAEA and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
To see details from last year's events click here.
Important Dates YAM 2017
YAM Flag Contest: Entries due December 31, 2016
Online Registrations to enter art are due January 31, 2017
South West Regional Exhibit: February 4-11, 2017
at Commonwealth Gallery in Madison
Public Reception on February 11 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
South East Regional Exhibit: February 17 - 24, 2017
at Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield
Public Reception on February 24 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
West Central Regional Exhibit: February 3-28, 2017
at Heider Center in West Salem
Public Reception on February 23 6:00 - 7:30 PM
North Central Regional Exhibit: February 13 - 24, 2017
at New Visions at the Marshfield Clinic Gallery in Marshfield
Public Reception on February 24 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
North East Regional Exhibit: February 25 - March 4, 2017
at Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah
Public Reception February 25 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
North West Regional Exhibit: March 5-16, 2017
at WITC in New Richmond
Public Reception March 5 from 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Statewide Exhibit: Opens March 18th - 31, 2017 at State Capitol Building in Madison
Statewide Celebration and Ceremony: March 31st, 2017 at State Capitol in Madison from 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Vendors Sponsor Prizes and More
Youth Art Month wouldn't be possible without the many vendors who sponsor the event. Wisconsin's Youth Art Month festivities. Special thanks to Pacon, Blick, The Vinery, Nasco, Royal Langnickel, Triarco, Sargent, Jack Richeson, The Art of Education for sponsoring YAM17 in Wisconsin. Check out some of the great prizes your students can win! Click here to download a pdf of this flier.
YAM 2016-17 Registration Materials
A completed YAM registration includes the following:
YAM Flag Design Winners Have Been Chosen:
Congratulations to the 2017 YAM Flag Contest Winners!
Erika Sjoblom - Waterford Union High School
Sophie Sell - Fall Creek Elementary
Ashley Miller - Sharon Community School
Tiffany Borger - Sharon Community School
Arianna Hohenstein - Tomah Middle School
Julia Camp - Waukesha STEM Academy
Janani Muralikrishnan - Waukesha STEM Academy
Winners will receive their prizes at the State Capitol Show in Madison, March 31, 2017!
2016-17 YAM Flag Entries Celebrate Art
2016-2017 Youth Art Month Flag Contest Entries were fantastic! Check out some of the great artwork we have received for this year's contest.
Governor's Proclamation for YAM
Click image to read proclamation.
Regional Representatives and Exhibit Information
Frank Korb, South East
South East Regional Exhibit will be:
February 17 - 25, 2017
Set up: Set up is at 12 - 5pm on the February 17th - ALL WORK MUST BE INTO ME ONE WEEK PRIOR to February 10 - No Exceptions.
Reception: Closing reception is on February 24 - 6:00 - 7:30pm - AWARDS at 6:45.
What to Bring to the Reception: Teachers are requested to bring one case of water and one dozen cookies.
Note: Two works go home with the teachers - Three stay with me and move onto Madison. If you can't make the reception - send someone who can retrieve your work OR let me know so I can hold onto it all and we can make arrangements to get it to you.
South East Regional Exhibit Location:
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI
Frank Korb Artist / Art Teacher / Dept. Head, WUHS-Waterford Union High School
c/o Frank Korb, WAEA
100 Field Drive
Waterford, WI 53185
262.492.9090 | 803.KORB.ART
Quenten Brown, West Central
West Central Regional Show will be: February 3-28, 2017 with a public reception on Thursday, February 23 from 6-7:30 p.m.
West Central Regional Show Location: Heider Center in West Salem
All student entries must be gallery ready (matted, framed) and be delivered by JANUARY 18TH! This is the new revised deadline.
If you have not submitted work, you still have time!
Remember to fill out the proper forms, found Here:
Tell your art friends! Spread the word.
Let me know if there is anything else you need from me.
Quenten Brown--Art Department
West Salem High School
490. N. Mark Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Julie Adams, South West
South West Regional Exhibit will be: February 4-11, 2017 with a closing reception on February 11 at noon-3:00.
South West Regional Exhibit Location: Commonwealth Gallery on Brearly Street in Madison, WI
Megan Sluyter, North Central
North Central Regional Exhibit will be:
February 13 - 24.
Reception February 24, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
ALL WORKS MUST BE TO ME BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd.
North Central Regional Exhibit Location:
New Visions located at the main lobby of the Marshfield Clinic home campus 1000 North Oak Avenue.
Julie Miller, North East
North East Regional Show will be:
February 25 - March 4
February 25th from 2- 4:00 p.m.
North East Regional Show Location:
Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah
Danielle Penney & Mike Pike, North West
North West Regional Show will be:
Set-up: March 3rd
Show opens: March 5th and runs through March 16th
Take down: March 17th.
North West Central Regional Show Location:
WITC in New Richmond