To recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
To recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
To direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
To expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
To encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
To provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
To increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
To increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
To reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.
Congratulations to our YAM Team Tiffany Weser and Gail Peake on their achievement for Youth Art Month! They have won a 2023 Award of Merit from NAEA for their excellent work for our organization! Thank you and congratulations Tiffany and Gail!
2023-2024 Youth Art Month Theme and Flag Competition
Congratulations 2023 Youth Art Month Flag Design Winners!
Capitol Art Exhibition
The Capitol Art Exhibition (CAE) is an annual student art exhibition in honor of National Youth Art Month. In Georgia CAE has been a Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) tradition for over fifty years. It began under the gold dome but is now too large for that space. Currently held in the Twin Towers building adjacent to the Capitol, CAE is the largest state-wide PreK through College-age student art exhibition in Georgia. Participants and their teacher should contact their Legislators to arrange to meet at the Reception.
Artwork Criteria: - Each current GAEA member may enter two artworks - Original, 2D artwork - no art criticism or group projects - Note: No 3D artwork this year - 2D not to exceed 24” x 30” (including mat) - No glass, canvas, frames, or foam core –(our panels have difficulty hanging these) - Matting - white or black mat board, maximum 3” - Use a backing-keep it simple [Black or white, minimal writing], the back of your work may be visible on the other side where other student work is displayed
Special thanks to Artome for sponsorship of the Capitol Art Exhibition.
The 2023 CAE Committee includes: Chairperson: Dana Munson, DOE Region 1 Rep: Clair Bertram- Clair.Bertram@gcpsk12.org, Level Creek Elementary GCPS Rep: Christin Gilbreath Christin.Gilbreath@gcpsk12.org, Dacula High School Region 2 Rep: Florence Barnett - firstname.lastname@example.org, Creekside School. Region 3 Rep Florrie Manning – Florrie.email@example.com, Mossy Creek Middle On Site Volunteers: Christine Cliatt, Trickum Middle School, Gwinnett County Linn Zamora, McClure Health Science High School, Gwinnett County
*Gwinnett- as Georgia’s largest county, representing more than 10% of all students in the State, GCPS has had its own representative to help equalize the duties of the Region. Gwinnett educators utilize interdepartmental mail to send art to the Representative postage free. Private, charter, and neighboring county's schools in the area may take art to the nearest GCPS school for POSTAGE FREE MAILING (with prior arrangement through the Gwinnett Rep).