Celebrate YAM 2013
2010 - 2014 Theme : "Art Shapes the World"
Registration for the YAM Capitol Exhibit is now open!
District entries are registered by the district representative. All student entry forms and parent permissions must be completed fully in order to register. Please use correct capitalization (no all-capitals permitted) and check spelling. Entry guidelines are specified in the 2013 YAM Booklet. Please read the NEW entry guidelines for 2012-13. Register by January 11th; postmark deadline is January 12th. District Representatives, please login here, then look for YAM Registration in the left-hand column.
The New and Improved 2013 YAM Booklet is now online. Forms for the 2013 YAM Flag Contest and Capital Celebration can be downloaded at this time.
Questions? Email .
What is Youth Art Month?
March is National Youth Art Month and the State of Texas has been a leader in Youth Art Month celebrations since it began. TAEA sponsors a flag design contest, an exhibit of 100 pieces of student art work, and a student award celebration and reception at the state Capitol in Austin, as well as its participation with TASB/TASA each fall.
TAEA advocates for visual art education all year--You Can Too!
- TASB/TASA student art exhibit, booth and Student Art Central
- YAM Flag Design Contest to represent Texas nationally
- YAM Capitol Exhibit for 100 student artist, award celebration and reception
- District and Area associations YAM scrapbooks celebrating year-round advocacy and YAM events
- Connecting art educators with tools for advocacy and communicating the importance of quality visual
arts programs at the local, regional and state level
Participate in TASB/TASA:
The Texas Art Education Association showcases K-12th grade student work annually at the TASB/TASA convention. This convention is for the Texas Association of School Boards and the Texas Area Supervisors Association, and this year it was held in Austin, TX, September 28th-30th. We exhibited 160 works of student art, hosted a booth in the exhibitors hall for the first time, and showcased young artist at work. Next year, the convention will take place in Dallas, TX. We look forward to more districts being a part of the convention, with student art work on display, and with art teachers and their students demonstrating the learning that takes place in an art classroom in the Student Art Central.
Here is a video from the 2012 TASB/TASA convention:
Submit a 2013 YAM Flag Design
The 2013 YAM Flag Design contest runs now through December 10th, 2012. Enter your student's design by mail, postmarked by Dec. 10th, or electronically by midnight, emailed to with 2013 YAM Flag Design in the subject box. The 2012 winner was Makenna P. from Katy ISD. Her art teacher, Madelene Buzan, joined her in Washington, D.C. for the national flag ceremony in March 2012.
Official rules, guidelines and the parent permission form for the YAM Flag Design contest are in the YAM booklet. Please submit the design with a parent permission form.
You may download the 2013 YAM Flag Design form here.
YAM Capitol Exhibit and Awards Ceremony 2013
Each year, districts across the state submit art work from Kindergarten through 12th grade student artists to be selected for exhibition in the YAM Capitol Exhibit held at the State Capitol. This year, the exhibition will take place in the Rotunda of the State Capitol from March 20th to March 24th. The awards ceremony will take place on March 24th in the State Capitol Auditorium.
Registration of all work is by one district representative. Please contact colleagues or your arts coordinator to submit work together.
YAM Capitol Exhibit deadlines are listed in the YAM booklet and on the calendar.
We look forward to every district in the Lone Star State being a part of the celebration!
Each year, the Office of the Governor selects ten works of art from the YAM Capitol Exhibit to be showcased in the Governor's Office for a year. The works are framed by TAEA and the students are invited to a private reception in their honor.
Congratulations to the following districts who had work selected for the 2012-2013 Governor's Ten:
- Austin ISD
- Clear Creek ISD
- Conroe ISD
- Dallas ISD
- Ft. Worth ISD
- Melissa ISD
- Plano ISD
YAM Calendar condensed:
Please see the 2013 YAM Booklet for a complete list of YAM dates.
|January 11||Notification of YAM flag design winner|
|January 12||Postmark deadline for Capitol artwork|
|March 1-31||Youth Art Month!|
|March 7-10||NAEA in Ft. Worth, check out the YAM Exhibit|
|March 20||Set-up Capitol Exhibit in Capitol North Extension Capitol Exhibit on display in Capitol Extension|
|March 20-24||YAM Capitol Exhibit on display in Rotunda of State Capitol|
|March 24||YAM Celebration at the State Capitol in the Capitol Auditorium, 2-3:30 pm. Reception in the Capitol Grill, 3:30-4:30 pm.|
|April/May||Select work for fall 2013 TASB/TASA submission|
|June 15||Postmark deadline for TASB/TASA Exhibit|
|August 9-Sept. 12||Online registration for TASB/TASA 2013|
Youth Art Month VP Contact Information
Please contact me if you have any questions, or want to share your YAM events with TAEA.
Thank you for your support of art education and of Youth Art Month,
TAEA Youth Art Month VP