This exhibition is an annual gathering of exuberant works of art by North Alabama K-12 students, organized in observance of Youth Art Month. It is accompanied by the Juried Art Teachers’ Biennial, Congressional Art Competition, and VAA: Visual Arts Achievement Program District V Blue Ribbon Finalists exhibitions. The VAA District V award-winning works will then be a part of a virtual, statewide competition with the Alabama State Council on the Arts. The artwork by the winner of the Congressional Art Competition, selected from high school students in the 5th Congressional District, will later travel to Washington D.C. for a year-long display at the U.S. Capitol. The Congressional Art Competition Honorable Mentions will be on display in the Museum and then at the Congressional office.
Laura E. Smith, Director of Education/Museum Academy at HMA, encourages everyone in the community to celebrate the talents of North Alabama’s young artists and teachers. “The YAM 2021: Exhibition for Youth Art Month demonstrates the creativity and collaboration of the talented youth whose artwork emphasizes the quality arts in education programs in North Alabama,” says Smith. “Join us as we celebrate the month of March as Youth Art Month (YAM.) Museum visitors will have the opportunity to view a variety of artwork depicting portraits, landscapes, still life and animals. Thank you to all educators in our community!”
About Youth Art Month: Youth Art Month is observed nationally each March to emphasize the value of art education for children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. Youth Art Month is endorsed by The National Art Education Association, Alabama Art Education Association, Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama Arts Alliance and locally by the Huntsville-Madison County Art Education Association.
The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Courtney and John Allen
The Alabama State Council on the Arts
Alabama Arts Alliance
The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild
Thank you to Pic-A-Frame for providing mats for the VAA: Visual Arts Achievement Program artwork.