With the return of Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s twenty-third annual student art exhibition, SAMA will continue its tradition of celebrating the area’s talented young artists. Student artwork will be displayed at Loretto and Ligonier-Valley. This exhibition is sponsored by the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators.
Held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, the exhibition is open to schools that participate in SAMA’s Arts-in-Education or Artist-in-Residence program. Each participating school district is permitted to submit up to 25 individual projects and two group projects. Through the programs, SAMA educators and professional artists travel to public and parochial schools to provide lessons designed to enhance students’ understanding of art creation, technique, history, criticism and aesthetics. SAMA’s award-winning education initiative is the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth.