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Past Exhibit

United Through Art

March 4 – 30

Studio 2, Studio 1

2017 WAEA Youth Art Month Exhibit

WAEA Youth Art Month Flag

Opening Reception: March 9, 5-8pm

Beginning March 4th the Schack Art Center will be featuring "United Through Art" the 2017 WAEA Youth Art Month Student Exhibit.

What is Youth Art Month?

Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. The National Art Education Association, as a national sponsor through The Council for Art Education, administers the program at the national level, and Washington Art Education Association administers the program at the state level. The program provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including: Problem solving, Creativity, Observation, and Communication. Started in 1961 by The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc., Youth Art Month exists to:

  1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricular that develops citizens of a global society
  2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
  3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
  4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
  5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
  6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
  7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education
  8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
  9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

Sponsors: Washington Art Education Association, Sargent Art, Schack Art Center

Award Winning Students:

Best of Show
Sue Ellen Zhang - Open World - Shorecrest

High School - 1st Place
Alyssa Villela - Sting of Youth - Lakes

High School - 2nd Place
Teagan Wood - To See You Again - Shorecrest

Middle School - 1st Place
Eleanor Carruth - Curious - Bear Creek School

Middle School - 2nd Place
Giselle Iseli - The Inevitable- Madrona K-8

Elementary School - 1st Place
Zane Osborn - Dragonflight - Bear Creek School