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 2022. 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.

2022 Exhibit (VIRTUAL Edition)

Announcing the 32nd Annual LEGISLATIVE EXHIBIT 2022 VIRTUAL EDITION March 1–31, 2022

Registration Fee: FREE and only available to current NYSATA Members
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 
Eligibility: Open to all students of NYSATA Members 
Number of Entries: Up to two student artworks, per teacher. 

Registration: Participating NYSTA Members will utilize a Google Slide Template to input School District, Superintendent, Senator, Assembly Member, School Principal, Teacher & NYSATA Region #, Student & grade level, title of artwork and photograph of student artwork.

YAM Bonus: All entries count towards NYSATA’s Youth Art Month Program participation numbers!! This year’s theme: Art Connects Us.

YAM Logo

Members are encouraged to invite administrators, students, families & friends to enjoy this thirty-two year tradition by the New York State Art Teachers Association in partnership with New York State United Teachers, as we celebrate the amazing artwork of our NYS children and the importance of the visual arts & art education in the lives of our NYS students.

For the safety of all during increase of Covid-19 cases across NYS, the Legislative Exhibit will remain 100% virtual through 2022, with the Google Slideshow of student artwork available for viewing on the NYSATA Website under Programs on the Legislative Exhibit Page through December 2022.


Register Student Artwork Here by February 23

Download a copy of the official Google Slide Template and insert up to two student work images with information. Use the submission link to submit a link to your Google Slide show for inclusion in this year's virutal exhibit. 

CLICK HERE for Google Slide Template
CLICK HERE to Submit

 

 

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

2021 Exhibit (Virtual Edition)


2021 Letters

Parent Letter
Administrator Letter
Legislator Letter

Additional Resources

Student Certificate
Congratulations! Selected Works

 

 

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.