YOUTH ART MONTH

SUBMISSIONS DUE FEB 21 | VIRTUAL EXHIBIT MARCH 2021

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Youth Art Month (YAM) is a celebration and recognition of art education sponsored by the National Art Education Association and administered by the Council for Art Education. YAM exists to recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curriculum that develops citizens of a global society.

In our sixth year of participation, BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to invite students, parents, and teachers to submit artwork centering around this year's theme, "Art Connects Us." At a time when we are physically isolated, art, in all different forms truly has the power to bring us together. 

IMPORTANT DATES

 
Street Art
ONLINE RECEPTION
03.05.2021
EXHIBIT CLOSES 
03.31.2021

REQUIREMENTS

We look forward to showcasing a sampling of visual art created by talented students from our community who are supported by dedicated art teachers. Since we can only feature a limited number of artwork submissions, please make sure the following requirements are met in order to submit: 

  • Montgomery County students only  (includes public school, homeschool, and private school students) 

  • Kindergarten through 12th Grade

  • Artwork created as school or personal project 

  • Artwork created within current academic year (August 2020 - February 2021) 

  • Artwork can be in any medium 

  • One application per student 

 

SUBMISSION FORM

 

SUBMIT ARTWORK

After completing the above form, please email digital image(s) of your artwork to blackrockeducationdept@gmail.com.

 

Here are some tips for photographing your artwork:

  • Make sure there is good lighting to capture the details of your artwork. Natural light without shadows works best. 

  • Make sure there are no other elements in the shot. Putting artwork against a white wall with no other background works best. 

  • Most cell phones take excellent photos. Try different modes (e.g., portrait) to change the focal point of your photo. 

  • Use the correct photo orientation, vertical mode for up-and-down pieces and horizontal mode for side-to-side pieces. 

Here are some tips for emailing your artwork: 

  • Save your files as .JPEG, .JPG, or .PNG. We do not accept .HEIC images. 

  • Subject line should read: Youth Art Month Submission - First and Last Name

  • Include your name and the name of your artwork in the body of the email. 

  • Attach your photo(s). Do NOT embed them into an email. 

If you have any questions about the form, emailing artwork or the exhibit in general, please email blackrockeducationdept@gmail.com. Thank you! 

 

Art is a place for children to learn to first trust their ideas, to trust themselves, and to explore what is possible.

Maryann F. Kohl

Award-Winning Art Activity Book Author,

Speaker and Educator

The Germantown Cultural Arts Center, Inc dba BlackRock Center for the Arts is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

12901 Town Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874 

 

301.528.2260 

info@blackrockcenter.org

By Appointment

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