YAM 2018: Exhibition for Youth Art Month

March 11 – April 29, 2018

Adtran, Jurenko, Thurber and Women’s Guild Galleries

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An annual gathering of exuberant artwork from North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of Youth Art Month. Accompanied by the annual Visual Arts Achievement Exhibition, which presents the blue ribbon finalist artworks of middle and high school students in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District. Organized by HMA.

Please join the Huntsville Museum of Art and special guests for a reception honoring the students whose works are on display in the 2018 Youth Art Month Exhibition!

Sunday, March 11
1:00-3:00 pm • Reception
Huntsville Museum of Art

The reception is sponsored by the Huntsville Museum of Art Board of Directors.

Award presentations for VAA Blue Ribbon Finalists and the Congressional Art Competition will be at 2:00 pm in the Great Hall.

General admission fees will be waived for these celebrations on March 11.

Artists demonstrations will also be taking place from 1-3:00 p.m. in the galleries:

Robert Bean (oil painting)
S. Renee Prasil (drawing)
Linda Ruhl (watercolor painting)

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Lead Sponsor:

Sponsors:

Joyce Griffin

Additional support provided by:
The Alabama State Council on the Arts
Alabama Arts Alliance
Huntsville Museum of Art Guild
Frame World Art Gallery


Each spring since 1982, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. This competition is open to all high school students. The Huntsville Museum of Art serves as the host of Congressman Mo Brook’s 5th District. The overall winner will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. A total of 224 pieces of artwork were juried by a panel of three judges (art professors from Alabama A&M University and UAHuntsville, and an art educator).

The following is the Overall Winner from the Congressional Art Competition:

Jessica Morrow
Brewer High School, 11th Grade
Art Teacher: Amber King
Child of Africa, graphite

The following are the Honorable Mentions from the Congressional Art Competition:

Hannah Howe
James Clemens High School, 11th Grade
Art Teacher: Elizabeth Vaughn
Congressional Art Competition Honorable Mention 2018 – Painting
Lively, oil on wooden panel

Elisa Castneda
Bob Jones High School, 12th Grade
Art Teacher: Robin Lakso
Congressional Art Competition Honorable Mention 2018 – Drawing
More than a Pretty Picture, graphite

Prudence Brasher
St. John Paul II Catholic High School, 10th Grade
Art Teacher: Payge Semmes
Congressional Art Competition Honorable Mention 2018 – Printmaking
Waves, linoleum block print

Chasity Hernandez
Priceville High School, 12th Grade
Art Teacher: Beth Walldorf
Congressional Art Competition Honorable Mention 2018 – Mixed Media
Genocide, mixed media

George Bravo
Scottsboro High School, 11th Grade
Art Teacher: Angel Chaney
Congressional Art Competition Honorable Mention 2018 – Photography
Sanguine, photography

Emma Hovanes
Randolph School, 12th Grade
Art Teacher: Peter Townsend
Congressional Art Competition Honorable Mention 2018 – Computer Images
Plaster, inkjet print


The Visual Arts Achievement (VAA) Program provides an opportunity for talented middle and high school students in Alabama to receive local and state recognition for their achievements in visual arts. The program is designed to showcase the quality art created by middle and high school students enrolled in public and private schools throughout the state. On behalf of The Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Huntsville Museum of Art hosts this regional competition for District V. There are 19 North Alabama counties invited to participate in this competition.

The following are the Blue Ribbon Finalists from the Visual Arts Achievement Program:

Luke Alison
Randolph, 11th Grade
Art Teacher: Cecelia Little Duncan
Chip n’Dip, ceramic

Ashley Buchheit
St. John Paul II Catholic High, 10th Grade
Art Teacher: Payge Semmes
Honey, linoleum block print

Ellie Crane
Academy for Academics & Arts, 8th Grade
Art Teacher: Mary Vande Voorde
Strolling Through Clover, photography

Summerlin Crawford
James Clemens High, 12th Grade
Art Teacher: Elizabeth Vaughn
Nikko’s Adventure, computer image

Kyle Dodd
Randolph, 7th Grade
Art Teacher: Michael Read
Untitled, monoprint and oil pastel

Lydia Forkum
Scottsboro High, 12th Grade
Art Teacher: Angel Chaney
Kneel, sculpture

Ysabella Goodman
Cherokee High, 7th Grade
Art Teacher: Pam Burns
Dove Reflections, photography

Anna Katherine Jones
Randolph, 7th Grade
Art Teacher: Mary Flynn Jones
Windy Meadows, tempera and oil pastel

Ange Long
James Clemens High, 11th Grade
Art Teacher: Elizabeth Vaughn
Wonder, acrylic

Sarah Loper
Grissom High, 12th Grade
Art Teacher: John Wright
24 Karats, digital photography

Michael McGinley
Bob Jones High, 10th Grade
Art Teacher: Robin Lakso
Rolling City, pen and ink

Shelby Mayo
Decatur High, 12th Grade
Art Teacher: Gary Evans
Coat of Many Colors, digital photography

Mason Mulrooney
Randolph, 11th Grade
Art Teacher: Peter Townsend
Primary, computer images

Flor Pascual
Decatur High, 12th Grade
Art Teacher: Robert Belcher
Frida Re-Imagined, mixed media

Audrey Patton
Discovery Middle, 8th Grade
Art Teacher: Judy Bagwell
Blank Page, graphite

Olivia Price
Academy for Science and Foreign Language, 8th Grade
Art Teacher: Lenore Corey
The Wolf’s Song, mixed media

Gabrielle Caudle-Williams
Academy for Academics and Arts, 8th Grade
Art Teacher: Mary Vande Voorde
Creativity is in Your Hands, sculpture

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