Legislative Exhibit

The NYSATA Legislative Exhibit is the flagship event for Youth Art Month and NYSATA's largest public display of student artwork in a government building. The exhibit is co-sponsored by New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). Founded in 1990, this student art exhibit is held in the Legislative Office Building in Albany each Spring, providing an exciting opportunity for students and their families to connect with their legislators.

For the safety of all during the COVID 19 Pandemic, the Legislative Student Art Exhibit will remain 100% virtual through 2021. We invite dignitaries, administrators, students, families &  friends to enjoy this thirty-one year tradition by the New York State Art Teachers Association, as we continue to celebrate the amazing artwork of our NYS children and the importance of the arts & art education in the lives of our students.

2021 Exhibit (Virtual Edition)


2021 Letters

Parent Letter
Administrator Letter
Legislator Letter

Additional Resources

Student Certificate
Congratulations! Selected Works

 

 

Student Privacy
Student information and work will be made available for public viewing. Teachers, check your district privacy policy and use our Consent Form if you are not sure that release of student information for this exhibit is covered under your school district policy. 

Find Your Legislator
Don’t know your student's Senator? Go to http://www.nysenate.gov/senators
Don't know your student's Assemblymember? go to http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/
Some school districts have more than one Senator and Assemblymember depending on congressional district boundaries. You will need to know the home address of your student(s) to provide the correct legislator information.

Questions? Contact Exhibit Coordinator Carol Pinkans

 Youth Art Month Logo
The NYSATA Legislative Exhibit
 
is the flagship event for Youth Art Month and NYSATA's largest public display of student artwork in a government building. The exhibit is co-sponsored by New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). Founded in 1990, this student art exhibit is held in the Legislative Office Building in Albany each Spring, providing an exciting opportunity for students and their families to connect with their legislators. A committee of dedicated art educator volunteers makes all of the arrangements and notifies legislators of participants in their electoral districts. Legislators from across the state are invited to recognize the artistic accomplishments of their aspiring artist constituents at a reception for students, parents and teachers held on the 3rd Floor Terrace Level of the Legislative Office Building. Families may pre-arrange a meet-and-greet with the Assemblyman and/or Senator from their local district, which may include a photo session, office tour and/or written correspondences with their Legislators. The reception concludes with an interactive and inspiring ceremony. With the return of artwork, each student entrant receives a Certificate of Participation from NYSATA and a copy of the Legislative Student Art Exhibit brochure.