Thank you to all of the teachers and coordinators who participated in the 2017 Youth Art Month (YAM) events sponsored by the SCAEA.
The winners of each Regional YAM show were advanced to the 2017 South Carolina YAM Show which was held at Edventure in Columbia.
This year our sponsor, Sargent Art, awarded student and teacher prizes for the state winners including: Elementary School Division, Middle School Division and High School Division. Each winning student received art supplies worth $100 and each winning teacher received classroom art supplies worth $300. The Overall winning student received a cash prize of $1,500 in the form of a check and the Overall winning teacher received classroom art supplies worth $2,000. Thank you to Sargent Art for their continued support of the SCAEA and the South Carolina YAM Show.
Congratulations to all participants.
Please plan on participating in your Region's YAM show next spring. If you have any YAM questions, please contact your Regional Coordinator or Randall Clamp at
Congratulations to the 2017 South Carolina Youth Art Month Show Winners:
, Spring Valley High School
Student: Madeleine P.
Elementary School Division Winner:
, Center for Knowledge
Student: Emma Claire R.
Middle School Division Winner:
, Southwood Academy of the Arts
Student: Skylar G.
High School Division Winner:
, Summerville High School
Student: Madison B.
Congratulations to the 2017 South Carolina Youth Art Month Show Participating Teachers:
Elementary School Division
Sand Hill Elementary School
Ocean Drive Elementary School
Waccamaw Elementary School
Richard Carroll Elementary School
Greenbrier Elementary School
Center for Knowledge
Gilbert Elementary School
Middle School Division
, Bamberg-Ehrhardt Middle School
Black Water Middle School
Anna G. Dean,
Sterling School / Charles Townes Center
Southwood Academy of the Arts
Kathryn Shumway Van Ness,
Forestbrook Middle School
High School Division
Summerville High School
Rachelle L. Bianchi,
Riverside High School
Spring Valley High School
Ashley Ridge High School
Jamie Franklin & Richard Spivey,
Academy for Arts, Science & Technology
Westwood High School
, Fine Arts Center
As a result of the dedicated efforts of a team of South Carolina educators from the schools and districts across South Carolina, as well as representatives from institutions of higher education and arts related businesses, the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency were APPROVED for final reading by the State Board of Education on June 13, 2017.
The NEW 2017 South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency can be accessed using this link:
Crosswalk (Bridge) documents for your arts content area will be posted on the Visual and Performing Arts website soon. The crosswalks will help you find where the 2010 content can be found in the new 2017 document.
Carrie Ann Power will be offering three regional professional development opportunities this fall for Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Teachers. Professional development for Middle and High School Visual and Performing Arts Teachers will take place in the spring. This professional development series is being offered to provide a deep dive into the NEW 2107 Standards. The official release of the fall professional development series and a link to register will be sent to school districts in the fall.
Thank you for your commitment to your students and the field of Arts Education. I hope to see you this year at one of the many professional development opportunities being offered in our state.
Carrie Ann Power