The Young People's Art Exhibition and Youth Art Month show will be held in February at the Rhodes State Office Tower and the State Teachers Retirement Systems building in Columbus.
OAEA has hosted these two shows since 1980. Students from all nine regions of our state are represented. In years past, the shows have displayed over 250 students from around the state. Both shows will be recognized in a ceremony at the Rhodes State Office Tower and the State Teacher Retirement Systems building.
OAEA members can submit up to five student works from grades Pre-K through 8 to both of these shows at the regional level. One piece will be chosen for YPAE and another for the YAM show. From the regional level, the art pieces are given to the state YPAE and YAM chairs to exhibit.
This year we will be asking teachers to fill out the entry form and upload photos of the student artwork online. The photos will also be uploaded to Artsonia, for the exhibition programs and sketchbooks and documentation.
YAM/YPAE Deadline: December 15th
Letters to the students will be going out by early to mid February. Teachers will be getting an e-mail. The letters and e-mail will provide information for the Recognition Ceremony in March.
You can see all the YPAE and YAM art on the website Artsonia.com. We host all the work here, go to the website and search OAEA under schools to take you to the site with work. You can purchase any art items and 20% of all purchases goes back to our exhibitions fund.
Thanks to all the teachers for submitting art to these state shows. In the always changing world of education we need to continue to strive to keep the creativity of the visual arts in the lives of our students!