YAM Update from Christy

A huge thank you to Erin Almelien for taking such beautiful pictures of the artwork – here is a link to her photos – feel free to share with your students, or use the photos of your students’ work to promote Youth Art Month and your art program in your district.

Here is a link to the Letters for your families, in case yours don’t make it to you, are misplaced, or you just want to print/send another copy as March draws closer.

The new national Youth Art Month them, and the theme for the celebration is ‘Art Builds Bridges.’ I have started a pinterest board of all things bridges that I will try to invite you to (for those of you into that sort of thing) – expect yet another e-mail from me later in the week, begging for volunteers for March 7 :)

Last but not least, you will be receiving a google invitation to the March 7 celebration that you can use to invite/remind families and/or administrators via e-mail. This is completely optional, feel free to disregard this invitation if it isn’t something that will be helpful to you.

Have a great day!

Call For Artwork:

Exhibit:   April 20TH -MAY 1ST
Kamerick Art Building

This exhibit will coincide with the AUTISM AND THE ARTS SYMPOSIUM APRIL 24-25TH

More information and how to register can be found here: http://www.autismandarts.org/

  • Only 2D work will be accepted- (3 pieces per student maximum)
  • Deadline for artwork –  April 1st
  • No larger than 24×36”
  • Must be matted or mounted
  • Completed information form taped to the back of artwork
  • (form on next page)

CONTACT:   Dr. Wendy Miller wendy.miller@uni.edu
Autism and Arts Form

Emerging Excellence


Emerging Excellence is an all-media, standards-based opportunity designed to foster Artistic Literacy and promote Originality and Expression. In this event, young artists receive purposeful juror feedback regarding areas of strength and needed growth and individual works reflective of exemplary performance are honored.

To learn more about this event, simply visit the Emerging Excellence website.

Currently, the event is conducting a logo contest.  Students and Teachers are encouraged to enter design submissions by March 1st.  Logo contest information can also be found at the Emerging Excellence website.

2015 Emerging Excellence