March is Youth Art Month at AMoA!

Youth Art Month is a celebration of the visual arts!

The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month which encourages support for quality art programs, and promotes art material safety. The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers the program at the national level and provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including but not limited to:

Problem Solving      Creativity       Observation      Communication

Art shows, special exhibits, fundraisers, and school and community activities take place annually, traditionally during March, to celebrate visual art education for grades K – 12.

AMoA celebrates with the Youth Art Month Competition and YAMFEST!

Each year AMoA celebrates by hosting the Youth Art Month Student Art Competition and YAMDay to showcase the talented students in Rapides Parish. All K-12 students in Rapides Parish are eligible to enter including traditional, virtual, homeschool, and special needs students. Not all entered works are accepted but are all juried and judged without distinguishing information other than grade level.

Works may be submitted by teachers, parents or high school students on their own behalf and are juried/judged in each grade level category.

40-50 works will be selected to participate in the competition and to be on display at the Alexandria Museum of Art.

AWARDS: Each grade level category is awarded a First, Second and Third Place. One Viewer's Choice Award will be voted on by visitors at the Member Preview Reception and throughout YAMFest activities on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact nancy@themuseum.org or call 318-443-3458

Entering is easy! After reading the guidelines and your art work is complete, you may enter and it's FREE!

2023 Youth Art Month Competition Schedule:
Entry Deadline:January 31, 2023, midnight
Acceptance notification:February 10, 2023 by 5:00pm
Deadline for delivery of accepted works:February 21, 2023 by 5:00pm
Exhibition opens to the public:March 4, 2023
YAM Exhibition dates:March 4 - April 6, 2023
YAMFest and Awards:Saturday, March 11, 2023
All artwork will be available for pick-up:After April 18 during business hours

NOTE: AMoA is not responsible for works left after June 30, 2023

Thomas Byram - First Place Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, <i>Klimt’s Kitty<i>

Thomas Byram
First Place
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Klimt’s Kitty 

Ethan Wyatt -
Second Place,
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade,
<i>Cotton Candy Lizard<i>

Ethan Wyatt
Second Place
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Cotton Candy Lizard 

Levi Voorhies -
Third Place,
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade,
<br><i>The Dino Days<i>

Levi Voorhies
Third Place
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
The Dino Days 

Blaklyn Johnson - 
First Place,
3rd - 5th Grade,
<i>Up and Down<i>

Blaklyn Johnson
First Place
3rd - 5th Grade
Up and Down 

Caitlyn Sistrunk - 
Second Place,
3rd - 5th Grade,
<i>Down the Lane<i>

Caitlyn Sistrunk
Second Place
3rd - 5th Grade
Down the Lane 

Elise Soileau - 
Third Place,
3rd - 5th Grade,
<i>Still Life with Fruit<i>

Elise Soileau
Third Place
3rd - 5th Grade
Still Life with Fruit 

Neveah White - 
First Place,
6th - 8th Grade,
<i>Golden Tip The Dragon<i>

Neveah White
First Place
6th - 8th Grade
Golden Tip The Dragon 

Lilly Price - 
Second Place,
6th - 8th Grade,
<i>Unseen Beauty<i>

Lilly Price
Second Place
6th - 8th Grade
Unseen Beauty 

Brooke Adams - 
Third Place,
6th - 8th Grade,
<i>Royal Feline<i>

Brooke Adams
Third Place
6th - 8th Grade
Royal Feline 

Hannah Walker - 
First Place,
9th - 12th Grade,
<i>Past Progression<i>

Hannah Walker
First Place
9th - 12th Grade
Past Progression 

Catheryn Graves - 
Second Place,
9th - 12th Grade,
<i>Turmoil<i>

Catheryn Graves
Second Place
9th - 12th Grade
Turmoil 

Jordan Singleton - 
Third Place,
9th - 12th Grade,
<i>Modern Mayhem<i>

Jordan Singleton
Third Place
9th - 12th Grade
Modern Mayhem 

Hannah Leslie - 
Viewer’s Choice Award,
<i>Life in Motion<i>

Hannah Leslie
Viewer’s Choice Award
Life in Motion