National Youth Art Month at PMA

“Cranes” by Josephine Luka, Grade 11

In celebration of National Youth Art Month during the month of March, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA), in collaboration with the Maine Art Education Association, has organized an exhibition of artwork created by Maine art students. This year celebrates the 33rd anniversary of Youth Art Month exhibitions in Maine and the 19th annual exhibition at the museum. The PMA’s exhibition, on view from March 1 through March 31, will showcase more than 100 works of art by students throughout the state, from elementary school through high school. All participating students will receive certificates of recognition. An exhibition celebration will be held at the PMA on Saturday, March 2 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to the public. The Youth Art Month exhibition celebrates and validates student achievement in the visual arts, and the Portland Museum of Art is proud to honor the talent and dedication of these young artists and their teachers. Youth Art Month has been observed nationally since 1961, and on the state level, sponsored by the Maine Art Education Association since 1980.