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Young at Art


May 4 @ 11:00 am
June 2 @ 5:00 pm

Since 1981, Young at Art has given local artists aged eighteen and under the opportunity to have their artwork installed and displayed in a museum setting. Young at Art is part of MMoA’s commitment to fostering creativity in the community, enriching children’s lives through art and art education.

YAA 2024 Awards

Elementary School

Lil Maxwell Creativity Award Carley Simpson, The Stardust Lake
Excellent Use of Color Sadie Pettiford-Jones, Autumn Birch Tree Landscape
Excellent Use of Form Teddy Clancy, The Cello
Excellent Use of Line Finn Nowakowski Blue Monday
Excellent Use of Shape Yuanci Huang, Tissue Paper Landscape
Excellent Use of Space Amanda Perez Duran, Jen Aranyi Inspired Landscape
Excellent Use of Texture Camila Vazquez, Yellow Bee
Excellent Use of Value Ava Ashburner, Northern Lights
Group Award Ms. Callahan’s Pre-K Class, Sky Through the Seasons

Middle School

Lil Maxwell Creativity Award Abrianna Oelsner, A Look Outside
Excellent Use of Color Bronson Balestracci, Code of Honor
Excellent Use of Form Owen Richards, Scared
Excellent Use of Line Nolan Hargus, Porgy
Excellent Use of Shape Cami Troutman, Anger
Excellent Use of Space Theresa Henderson, Beach Days
Excellent Use of Texture Alessandro Valenti, Porgy
Excellent Use of Value Charlotte Rogers, False Albacore
Group Award Ms. Iacoi’s 7th Grade Class, Clay Snack Food

High School

Lil Maxwell Creativity Award Jack Dowrey, Alpinist’s Echo
Excellent Use of Color Hannah Smith, Relief
Excellent Use of Form Elora Loos, Cow
Excellent Use of Line Areanna Hecker, Untitled
Excellent Use of Shape Tyla Elci, Untitled
Excellent Use of Space Evan Bachofner, Industrial Dystopia
Excellent Use of Texture Sadie Cameron, Puffer
Excellent Use of Value Jaiden Peterson, Time of Death
Group Award Ms. Bonillo’s High School Class, Artists of Color – A Study in Value



Click Here to View the Entry Guidelines for Young at Art

Art drop-off dates: Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 from Noon – 4pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4 from 1 – 3pm; Award Ceremony at 2pm

Please download and fill out one entry form and label per student artist:


Click Here for Entry Form


For teachers:

If entering a Group Project:

  • Please fill out each participating student’s name. School, grade/age, project title, and medium only need to be entered on the first label.
  • Please also provide a short write-up (1-2 paragraphs) summarizing the project for visitors to the exhibition.

For parents/guardians:

Any questions can be directed to Assistant Curator, Amelia Onorato, at 860.536.7601 x 212 or !