YAM Exhibit

To celebrate Youth Art Month, SDCAEA collaborates every year with the San Diego County Office of Education and the San Diego Art Institute to put on an exhibit of student artwork.

The exhibit features artwork from k-12 students from across San Diego County. It demonstrates the importance of art education and allows art educators to showcase the creative talents and the critical thinking of their hard working students.

Work in all media is submitted by teachers on behalf of their students throughout San Diego County for this annual adjudicated show. Awards for 1stthrough 3rd place, plus honorable mention are given in grade groups K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Each student is asked to provide an artist statement for their art work.

This year there were over 80 students that were selected to participate in the annual exhibit!

The exhibit ran from January 25th through February 23rd at SDAI. The closing reception was held on February 23rd. All students were honored at the reception, with award winners receiving special recognition.

Award winning art work will continue on to compete in the Southern California regional level.

Congrats to all the students and teachers involved with this special exhibit!

Below are images of some of the award winning students’ work, as well as photos from the exhibition reception.

Making and Taking


In October, SDCAEA held an art educator’s conference at the New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego. There were many great aspects of this event.

A fantastic keynote address by Russ Sperling, VAPA coordinator at the San Diego County Office of Education.

A wide assortment of hands on workshops led by members of SDCAEA and the New Children’s Museum Staff.

An opportunity to explore the current Trash exhibit with Education Coordinator, Tamoko Kuta.

A chance to meet other art educators from all over San Diego County.

A delicious lunch that was catered by Cafe Urbane.

A chance to win FREE STUFF that was donated by the likes of Blick Art Supply, Artists & Craftsmen, the Mingei, the Museum of Art, and other generous arts supporters.

A BIG thank you to everyone who participated and/or lent their time and energy to this SDCAEA event.

Next year there will be an all arts conference in the fall that will be similar in form, but large in scope. Stay tuned…

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