The PMA Store is open during regular museum hours.
Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
For more than 20 years, the PMA has collaborated with the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) to bring National Youth Art Month to Maine. This annual observance emphasizes the value of art education and encourages support for quality school art programs. At the PMA, this annual event comes with a reception and an exhibition that showcases artwork in a variety of media by K-12 students throughout the state. The exhibition runs March 1 through April 3, 2017 and is on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA.
The 2017 Youth Art Month opening reception is on Saturday, March 11, and is open to family, friends, teachers, and other supporters of youth art. Check back for details about the schedule of events.
2017 Media Sponsor:
Registration for Youth Art Month 2017 is closed.
Questions? Please contact the MAEA Youth Art Month chair, Manon Lewis, or MAEA president Deb Bickford. To submit student work, you must be a current member of (MAEA). To check your membership status, email membership chair Holly Houston before completing the online registration.
Artwork will be inspected at drop-off and will only be accepted if proper protocol is followed:
*Ready to hang means: sturdy backing (mat board, Masonite, or foam board); proper hardware on the back of the frame (such as d-rings, eye hooks, or gallery clips) and wire strung between the hardware. Hardware must be nailed, screwed, or factory installed. Hot-glued hardware will not be accepted. No saw-tooth hangers are allowed. Plexiglass must be clean and free of scratches. Questions about preparing your work? Contact MAEA chair Deb Bickford.
Artwork will be inspected at drop-off and will only be accepted if proper hanging protocol is followed.
Artwork Drop off and Pick up: Please come to 99 Spring Street (the back entrance at the Portland Museum of Art). It is a brown door, next to a garage bay door, across from the Holiday Inn. There is a sign above that says "99 Spring Street."
Artwork drop-off dates:
· Thursday, February 9, 3 to 5 p.m.
· Friday, February 10, 3 to 5 p.m.
· Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Artwork pick-up dates:
· Friday, April 7, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
· Sunday, April 9, 10 a.m. to noon