Perry County Council of the Arts Staff and Board of Directors are proud to present the 2021 Virtual Youth Art Day Showcase!

Please enjoy the outstanding creative works of Perry County’s youth and consider sharing our Youth Art Day social media posts and YouTube videos.

Youth Art Day is a county-wide youth art exhibition that showcases the creativity and talent of Perry County students, which is typically held at each Perry County school on a rotating basis. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Youth Art Day 2021 is being displayed virtually, as it was last year. We hope to see you in person at next year’s Youth Art Day!

Youth Art Day is generously sponsored by the following organizations, businesses and individuals:
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, abc27, Bank of Landisburg, Don Jacobs Insurance, Hall Foundation, Hempt Bros., Inc., Hengst Family Dental, Hunters Valley Sportsmens Association, Sheetz, Spiral Path Farm, Devin Albrand, Bob & Edna Baker, Paul & Teena Beutel, Baird & Mary Jane Collins, Marylou Dudley, Kelley & Dave Griswold, Frances Hershey, Arlis & Stanley Krammes, Darlene Kvaternik, Judy Landis, Clyde & Barbara McGeary, Tracy Meisinger-Troutman, Steve & Laura Messner, Gene & Kathy Odato, Ann & Richard Shull, Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Irene VanBuskirk, Tom & Carol Vracarich, Cecile Willet, Diane & Ross Witcoski, Pam & Michael Wolfersberger.

THANK YOU!

YOUR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT HELP FOSTER CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND SELF ESTEEM IN OUR YOUTH.

2021 AWARD WINNERS

AWARDS PRESENTATION

BEST IN SHOW

Little Red Octopus

Multi-color Drawing

by Cailey Glatz, 12th Grade, Greenwood High School

Cailey received the top visual art honor out of 412 entries, winning a $250 cash prize and the grand prize trophy to display at her school.

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARDS

Each year, Perry County Council of the Arts hosts a special exhibition featuring young standout artists and their works from Youth Art Day. Director’s Choice artwork is featured below on our website and will be included in a special exhibition at PCCA Gallery and in our online webstore, where students will have the opportunity to sell their work.

RSVP for the Director's Choice Exhibition

If you received a letter stating that your student’s Youth Art Day artwork was chosen for the Director’s Choice exhibition, please RSVP their participation below.

Parent First and Last Name (required)

Student First and Last Name (required)

Student's School (required)

Student's Grade (required)

Phone (required)

Email Address (required)

ART UPLIFTS STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

The following student artwork was selected to be featured in PCCA’s 2021 “Art Uplifts” touring outdoor exhibition, with local art printed on durable yard signs for display along walking paths in regional community parks.


A Fresh Start

Oil & Acrylic

by Amiah Barner, 9th Grade, Greenwood High School

A Vibrant Bloom

Watercolor

by Cailey Glatz, 12th Grade, Greenwood High School


Hummingbird

Photography

by Madelynn Smiley, 4th Grade, Susquenita Elementary School

Life’s Close-ups 2: Glitter

Photography

by Spencer Watts, 11th Grade, Greenwood High School

YOUTH ART DAY GREETING CARDS

2014 Youth Art Day Best in Show winner Emily Keniston curated and designed Youth Art Day 2021 greeting cards using outstanding student artwork from this year’s virtual showcase. The cards will be available for our members and for purchase at PCCA Gallery.

Morning Walk

Photography

by Sarah Gleixner, 12th Grade
Susquenita High School

Mushrooms

Printmaking

by Sophia Meglio, 7th Grade
West Perry Middle School

Picasso Portrait

Charcoal & Pastel

by Leah Nickel, 3rd Grade
Susquenita Elementary School

My Flower

Tempera

by Korimae Reisinger, 7th Grade
Newport Middle School

Flower Vase

Charcoal & Pastel

by Kiara Turpin, 11th Grade
Susquenita High School

PERRY COUNTY’S GOT TALENT

Dillon Steffy, 12th Grade, West Perry High School

“Go the Distance” by Alan Menken
“New York New York” by Fred Ebb

VISUAL ART

3D/FUNCTIONAL POTTERY

CHARCOAL & PASTEL

CRAFT

GRAPHIC DESIGN

MIXED MEDIA

MONOCHROMATIC DRAWING

MULTICOLOR DRAWING

OIL & ACRYLIC

PHOTOGRAPHY

PRINTMAKING

RECYCLED

SCULPTURE

TEMPERA

WATERCOLOR

LITERATURE

ESSAYS

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POETRY

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SHORT STORIES

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VIDEOS

DROP-IN ART @ HOME

Get Creative at Home!

Participate in Drop-In Art as you would in-person at Youth Art Day, but at home through our Drop-In Art @ Home web series. Choose a project or two from the DIA @ Home video archive, created by PCCA Member Artist and Drop-In Art Coordinator Janice Bailor.

Start Creating Now!

Photographs by Shannon Rae Photography

2021 APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES

Entry Deadline: March 15

2021 YAD Application Guidelines

Eligibility
All Perry County students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate. Students must reside in the county or attend a public, private, or home school in the county.

Entry Fee
All applications require a non-refundable $2 entry fee. We want everyone to have the opportunity to participate who wants to. For that reason, your fee may be waived if you are currently experiencing financial barriers that prevent you from paying the entry fee. Contact us at yad@perrycountyarts.org to have your fee waived.

Application
Separate applications must be submitted for each student. Group projects require an application and entry fee from each student involved. Students may enter as many disciplines as they wish. See discipline guidelines for any specific limitations. Incomplete applications may be declared ineligible.

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES

Follow these two steps to submit your 2021 Youth Art Day entries.

  1. Pay for entries
  2. Upload your entries
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