Youth Art Month
Each year for the past fourteen years, in celebration of Youth Art Month, The Center for Contemporary Art has hosted exhibitions of Somerset County student work in partnership with Art Educators of New Jersey. Youth Art Month has a long history going back to 1961 and is supported by the National Art Education Association. Each year, each state submits a Youth Art Month report to NAEA and awards of excellence are given to 4 states. New Jersey has been in the top 4 for the past 12 years.
This year thirty-four Somerset County schools will be participating in two exhibitions during the month of March. Six works of art from SomersetCounty have been selected for a State-wide exhibition which takes place at the Statehouse in Trenton where over 100 pieces of student work are displayed from every county in the State. The young artists selected from Somerset County are; Elizabeth Maloney, 5th grade, from Liberty Corner School (Liberty Corner), Jacqueline SanJose,12th grade, from Somerville High School (Somerville), Karina Kozlowski,12th grade, from Immaculata High School (Somerville), Nick Ladino, 8th grade, from The Pingry School (Martinsville), Olivia Perkins (6th grade) from Montgomery Lower Middle School (Montgomery), and Ruthie Gu, 5th grade, from Central Elementary School (Warren).
Click on the images below to activate the slide show of the winning pieces and view captions.
Exhibition: March 3-9
Reception & Awards Ceremony: Sunday, March 9th from 2-3:30 p.m.
Exhibition: March 14-23
Reception & Awards Ceremony: Sunday, March 23rd from 2-3:30 p.m.