March is National Youth Art Month, and Texas has been a leader in YAM celebrations and events since it began. TAEA sponsors a number of programs celebrating art during the month of March, such as an exhibit of artwork in the Texas Association of School Administrators / Texas Association of School Boards (TASA / TASB) Conference Exhibit Hall during the fall along with student artist demos, a Texas YAM Flag Design Contest, an exhibit of over 100 pieces of student artwork at the Bullock Texas State History Museum followed by an Awards Celebration, various Big Art Day celebrations / events, and much more!
It's time to gear up for Youth Art Month! Gather your student art to submit for the TASA / TASB Exhibit, get your students working on YAM Flag Designs and start looking for excellent artwork to represent your district in March at the YAM Spring Exhibition.
Read the information and dates below for the upcoming year carefully as there have been some changes. Please do not use the previous year's YAM Book as the information and forms have changed.
Active TAEA Member teachers can submit an artwork to their District Representative (typically a Fine Arts Coordinator), who is responsible for choosing, uploading all associating images and forms, and shipment of the correct number of chosen artworks to be included in the Exhibition for the district (when applicable). Registration of all work is completed by one designated District Representative. Please work with your Fine Arts Coordinator / District Representative to submit artwork.
Each year, districts across the state may submit artwork created by Pre-K through 12th grade student artists in Public and Private Schools which will be selected to be on display in the YAM Spring Exhibition at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas during the month of March. The exhibition is followed by an Awards Celebration at the end of the month recognizing Flag Design winners from elementary, middle and high school, highlighting the overall Flag Design which will represent Texas Youth Art Month for the year. Friends and family are invited to the Awards Celebration at The Bullock (date will be announced) to view the exhibit, recognize all of the amazing artists and enjoy some light refreshments.
Each year, the Office of the First Lady of Texas selects a group of artworks from the Youth Art Month Spring Exhibition to be showcased in the Governor's Business Office for one year. This year, 16 pieces will be displayed in both Mrs. Abbott and Governor Abbott's offices. The artworks are framed by TAEA, and student artists, families and teachers are invited to a private reception in their honor.
The celebration for the 2024 Governor's Gallery recipients will be held at the end of the 2024 school year.
Congratulations to the following districts whose students had artwork selected for the 2023 Governor's Gallery:
Please see the 2023-2024 YAM Book for a complete list of YAM dates.
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YAM Spring Exhibition online registration
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Youth Art Month
YAM Exhibit and Reception at the Bullock Texas State History Museum
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YAM Report and Digital Scrapbook Submissions Open
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YAM Report and Digital Scrapbook Submission Deadline
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Please contact your TAEA YAM Team if you have any questions. When sharing your YAM celebrations and events via Social Media, please tag TAEA at #txYAM23.
Thank you for your support of Art Education and Youth Art Month!
TAEA Vice-President Youth Art Month
c/o Bar W Elementary
2100 Stamp Iron Ave
Leander, TX 78641
TAEA Vice-President Elect Youth Art Month
c/o Lake Travis High School
9915 Little Creek Circle
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
TAEA Youth Art Month Facilitator
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