Legislative Exhibit

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)
The 2021 Legislative Exhibit will be a Virtual Event. Teachers are invited to submit two (2) student works per teacher. To enter, add your information and student work to the Google Slide template below, following the instructions in the template. When your slides are ready, get a share link and REGISTER to submit them to the exhibit. Participation this year is FREE!

STEP 1: Prepare Your Slides


STEP 2: Submit Your Slides


Student Privacy
Student information and work will be made available for public viewing. Please 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

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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. 

Last Year's Exhibit (2020 Virtual Edition)

2020 Exhibit Resources

Student Artwork Label Template alt
Print-ready labels are generated with your on-line receipt. Use this template only if the automatically generated labels can not be used.

2020 Detailed Submission Guidelines alt
2020 Teacher Letter alt
2020 Parent Letter alt
2020 Administrator Letter alt
2020 Legislator Letter alt
2020 Postcard/Mini Flyer alt

Congratulations to Jocelyn Coyotl & Jeannie Ren, whose artworks were featured on the 2020 Annual NYSATA Legislative Exhibit Postcard and Brochure!

   Jocelyn Coyotl, Grade 5    
   Cosmic Love, Tempera and Collage on Paper
   NYC District 27, PS 63Q The Old South School
   Art Teacher: Maria Panotopoulou
Ren2020   Jeannie Ren, Grade 11 
   Behind the Wheel, Tempera Paint and Pastel
   Paul D. Schreiber HS, Port Washington District
   Art Teacher: Miranda Best