The annual Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibition will be held again at the Bakersfield Art Association for the month of May.
The show is Sponsored by the California Art Education Association which recognizes the accomplishments of art education in schools K-12.
Youth Art Month has a long history beginning in 1961 when the Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI) created Children’s Art Month as an event to emphasize the value to children from participating in visual art education. In 1969 the celebration expanded to include secondary school students. The Children’s Art Month event officially became known as Youth Art Month.
This year the local exhibition will feature student artwork from area high schools. This year’s participating high schools are Bakersfield, Highland, South, Stockdale, Golden Valley, Vista , Vista West, Tierra Del Sol, Central Valley, Liberty, and North.
Students receiving awards from the local show will advance to state judging and state winners will be recognized at the annual conference for the National Art Education Association.
LISA MAYO is the coordinating teacher for this high school art project in partnership with the Bakersfield Art Center.
Lisa is an art teacher at Highland high school as well as the department chair. Art Teacher/VAPA Department Chair Highland High School
Art Teacher/VAPA Department Chair
Highland High School
BHS students are represented through
Lisa Rudnick - teacher
Vicki Smart - teacher
Michelle Bravkett - teacher
Yvonne Cavanaugh - teacher
SOUTH HI students are represented through
Angie Bennett - teacher
Armando Rubio - teacher
Artist - Nick Hinkle
"STARRY NIGHT (after Van Gogh)"
Pastel on Bogus paper
Artist - Camille Castillo