Alexandria Museum of Art seeks submissions for juried student competition by Jan. 21

Each year, the Alexandria Art Museum (AMoA) celebrates Youth Art Month by holding the Youth Art Month student art competition and festival to showcase the talented students of the parish of Rapides.

The Council for Arts Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month nationally and provides a way to recognize skills developed through visual arts experiences, including problem solving, creativity, observation and communication.

“The museum has a long history of supporting creativity in our schools by participating in National Youth Art Month in March by hosting a competition,” said Catherine Pears, Executive Director and Curator of AMoA. “In recent years, we have also organized a mini-festival and awards ceremony. We are always impressed by the works in this exhibition. This is really a testament to the commitment of teachers and parents to promoting the positive benefits that children receive through artistic creation. “

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All Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in Rapides Parish are eligible, including Traditional, Virtual, Home and Special Needs students. All entered works will be submitted to a jury and judged without distinction of information other than grade level, with 40 to 50 works that will be selected for display in the exhibition at the Alexandria Museum of Art from March 5 to 16. April.

Assignments can be submitted by teachers, parents or high school students on their own behalf and are submitted to a jury / judged in each grade level category.

“I am delighted to be associated with AMoA and to be part of the jury for the Youth Art Competition. The skills fostered by a vibrant arts culture – including self-reflection, abstract thinking, the tangible expression of ideas, and the celebration of beauty – are essential to the well-being of our community and our students in many ways Said Elizabeth Beard, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at LSUA. “The LSUA College of Liberal Arts is honored to join this tradition of promoting the arts in education. I can’t wait to see what our local artists create.

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Each grade level category will be awarded first, second and third places. One Viewer’s Choice Award will be voted on by visitors throughout YAM festival activities scheduled for March 12.

The registration deadline is January 21.

Read the YAM 2022 competition guidelines and visit to complete the YAM competition entry form.

Contact Nancy Noles at or call (318) 443-3458 for more information.

This article originally appeared on Alexandria Town Talk: Museum of Alexandria Calls for Entries for Student Art Competition

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