The Council for Art Education Board of Directors voted to recognize the following individuals for contributions to their 2020 Youth Art Month Programs:
Claire Flanagan Memorial (Grand) Award
New Jersey: Karen Mannino and Kristy Lopez, Co-Chairpersons
Award of Excellence
- Virginia: Jauan Brooks, Chairperson
- New York: Donnalyn Shuster and Heather McCutcheon, Co-Chairpersons
Award of Merit
- Utah: Elizabeth Sampson, Chairperson
- Kentucky: Shelley Clark, Chairperson
- Georgia: Krista Lewis, Chairperson
- Kansas: Lynn Felts and Megan Wendleton, Co-Chairpersons
- West Virginia: Katherine Crim, Chairperson
- Maine: Elise Pelletier, Chairperson
- Rhode Island: Tara Villanova and Kerri Marshall, Co-Chairpersons
- Tennessee: Ginger Slate, Chairperson
- Missouri: Erin Price, Chairperson
- South Dakota: Marica Shannon, Chairperson
- Nebraska: Bob Reeker, Marli Kulhanek, Co-Chairpersons
- Michigan: Joyce Knight-Coyne, Chairperson
- Oklahoma: Holly Proctor, Chairperson
- Alabama: Julie Harrison, Chairperson
- Pennsylvania: Robert Bomboy, Christine Uliano, Leslie Grace, Co-Chairpersons
- New Hampshire: Lisa Rancourt, Chairperson
- Wyoming: Kerri Gentry, Chairperson
- Arkansas: Amber Lemsur, Sue Ann McCoy, Co-Chairpersons
- Minnesota: Laura Anton, Shandes Landes, Co-Chairpersons
To be eligible for recognition, state chairpersons submitted documentation of their Youth Art Month Programs. Documentation was evaluated across a variety of key categories, based on predetermined criteria.
The awards presentation will take place virtually on Saturday, February 27, 2021, a week before the 2021 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention.
Sponsored nationally by The Council for Art Education (CFAE), Youth Art Month is an annual observance, typically in March, designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs. Youth Art Month provides a forum for acknowledging the imagination, innovation, and creative skills that a visual arts experience can nurture. Across the country, students, teachers, and communities direct attention to the value of a visual arts education that develops divergent and critical thinking, multicultural awareness, and technical, communication, and expressive skills.
To find out more about Youth Art Month or to participate in Youth Art Month activities, contact your state chairperson, state art education association, or The Council for Art Education at www.councilforarteducation.org.
The Council for Art Education is a non-profit 501(c)(3) association created in 1984 through The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI). ACMI seeks to promote safety in art and creative products through its certification program, and is a major sponsor of CFAE.
For more information contact Becky Finch, firstname.lastname@example.org.