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MAEA Youth Art Month

Exhibition: Febrary 27 - March 15, 2014
Fine Arts Education Day: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:30 a.m.

Youth Art Month is celebrated every year during the month of March with a student exhibit in the Capitol Rotunda. Each member teacher sends in up to four pieces for this exhibit. Artwork that reaches the state rotunda is an honor in itself. In addition, there are six other awards including the Governor's Choice Award, Governor's Mansion Award and one for each division, lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school and high school.

Deadline for submitting entries is February 1. For questions please contact YAM chair Lori Bockting.

Click here for online version of rules and entry forms in word format. Type in the document and save. Send the information electronically to Lori Bockting.

Do something special to commemmorate Youth Art Month, then let us know what you did! Here are some ideas:

State Ideas
Local Ideas
Reporting Form

Flag Competition for YOUTH ART MONTH

Special thanks to Sargent Art, who sponsors the Grand Prize Winner, a guest, and their teacher on a trip to New York City. Sargent Art is a leading supplier of quality art materials to the educational and retail markets throughout the United States. The company is a member of the National School Supply Equipment Association (NSSEA), National Art Material Trade Association (NAMTA), Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) and Hobby Industry of America (HIA).

“Teachers in general and art teachers in particular are among the many unsung heroes of our times,” said Sargent Art spokesperson Bhakti Oza in explaining why her company supports the contest. “This endeavor is a salute to the dedication of art teachers who inspire and educate with the help of the most innovative techniques and tools – oftentimes using their own means to go above and beyond the call of duty.” Oza said art education has economic as well as aesthetic benefits “because it teaches how to put creativity and innovation to practical use.”


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The Missouri Art Education Association is Affiliated with the National Art Education Association. Therefore, membership in MAEA includes membership to the national organization. Visit their website for links to art education resources and advocacy, as well as national conference information. Click here to join online. If you prefer to join via regular mail, print our downloadable application or contact Linda Bowers, membership chair.

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The Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA) works closely with Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to ensure that MAEA conferences provide substantive connections to state expectations for student learning in art and across all subjects. MAEA holds two conferences each year. The Fall Conference is held at Knob Noster State Park in early October. The Spring Conference is held at rotating locations around the state each March. Come join us for exceptional professional development opportunities.


Grand Prize Winner of a trip to NYC sponsored by Sargent Art®: Madison Harper, Central High School (Springfield); Kevin Kloppenberg, teacher

Governor's Choice Award: Nolan Stillwell, Cabool High School; Tiffany Green, teacher

Governor's Mansion Award: Stephanie Grant, Trinity Lutheran (Jefferson City); Lianne Hollander, teacher

K-2 MAEA President's Choice Award: Evan Hagan, Hurricane Deck Elementary (Sunrise Beach); Wanda Carnahan, teacher

3-5 MAEA President's Choice Award:Colton DeVore, Clarence Elementary; Mary Jo Kattlemann, teacher

6-8 MAEA President's Choice Award: Alex Major, Salem Jr/Sr High School; Tana Kettner, teacher

9-12 MAEA President's Choice Award: Savannah Hanning, Salem High School; Wanda Nickles, teacher