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2020 is the 60th Year that New Jersey has observed Youth Art Month. To celebrate this milestone, AENJ will be hosting two state-wide Youth Art Month Events!  To participate in any of AENJ’s 2020 YAM Events, please contact your County YAM Chair(s).

 

If you are doing anything special to celebrate YAM’s 60th Year, we would love to share your event and thank you for your hard work.  To share, please email us at yam@aenj.org or share with with us on Instagram with the hashtag #60YearsofYAM. 

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60 YEARS OF YAM – SPECIAL EVENT * 

Special State YAM Event – Liberty State Park

State YAM Chairs: 

 Kristy Lopez,  Karen Mannino & Jennifer Johnson – yam@aenj.org
Exhibit: March 14 – 21, 2020
Reception: Saturday, March 21: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Awards Ceremony: 11:00 am
Location: Liberty State Park – Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal
1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
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STATE YAM – TRENTON
State YAM Chairs:

Jennifer Johnson, Kristy Lopez, & Karen Mannino – yam@aenj.org
Exhibit: February 28 – March 6, 2020
Location: State House Annex Tunnel – Capitol Building Complex
125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
 
High School Reception: Friday, March 6: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Committee Room 4 & 5 – Capitol Building Complex
125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Guest Speaker: TBD – 12:30 PM
Awards Ceremony: 1:00 PM
Elementary (K-8) Reception: Friday, March 6: 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Location: Committee Room 4 & 5 – Capitol Building Complex
125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Awards Ceremony: 6:30 PM

Please bring a photo ID with you when entering the State House.

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ATLANTIC & CAPE MAY
County YAM Chair:

Jennifer Burke – JBurkeSCA@aol.com

County YAM Event:
Exhibit: March 2 – 28, 2020
Reception: March 13: 6:00 pm
Location: Noyes Art Garage of Stockton University
2200 Fairmount Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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BERGEN
County YAM Chairs:

Tenley Escoffery: tescoffery@montvalek8.org
County YAM Event:
Exhibit: March 17 – 23, 2020
Reception: March 19: 5:00 pm
Location: Bergen County Plaza – County Executive Office
One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ 07601

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BURLINGTON & CAMDEN
County YAM Chairs:
Jazlyne Wooden – jazlynesabree@gmail.com
Niki Williams – nikilynnwilliams@gmail.com

County YAM Event:

Exhibit: March 5 – 31, 2020
Reception: March 31: 6:00 pm
Location: William G. Rohrer Memorial Library
15 MacArthur Boulevard, Haddon, NJ 08108
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CUMBERLAND, GLOUCESTER & SALEM  
County YAM Chairs:
Yamtricounty@gmail.com
Katina Lampropoulos – klampropoulos@franklintwpschools.org
Patty Nehrbauer – pnehrbauer@mrtes.com
Aaron Weber – aweber@gatewayhs.com

County YAM Event:
Exhibit: March 7 – 13, 2020
Reception: March 13: 5:00 pm
Location: Rowan University Art Gallery
301 High Street West, Glassboro, NJ 08028

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ESSEX
County YAM Chairs:
Amanda Palumbo – APalumbo@nps.k12.nj.us
Marion Resciniti – res150@optonline.net

County YAM Event:

Exhibit: March 2 – 30, 2020
Reception: March 30: 12:00 noon
Location: Essex County Hall of Records
465 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102

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HUDSON
County YAM Chairs:
Martha Garcia – mgarcia1@jcboe.org
Kelly Wenz – kellywenz@yahoo.com

Exhibit: March 21 – 28, 2020
Reception: Canceled until further notice
Location: Liberty State Park Ferry Terminal
1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
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HUNTERDON & WARREN
County YAM Chairs:
Leigh Kermizian – lkermizi@frsd.k12.nj.us
Barbara Weinstein – bweinstein@franklinschool.org

Exhibit: March 1 – 15, 2020
Reception: Canceled until further notice
Location: Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center, 1738 NJ-31 Clinton, NJ
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MERCER
County YAM Chairs:
Danielle Davis – DADavis@ewingboe.org
Barbara Russo – brusso@ewrsd.k12.nj.us
Facebook and Twitter @mercer_nj_yam

Exhibit: March 11th – April 20, 2020
Reception: Rescheduled for April 11th 12:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611
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MIDDLESEX
County YAM Chairs:
middlesexyam@hotmail.com
Susan Catrone – scatrone@aenj.org
Kristen Barth – kristen.barth@woodbridge.k12.nj.us
County YAM Events:
Exhibit I (Grades K-5): March 7 – 13, 2020
Reception I (Grades K-5): March 13: 7:00 pm
 
Exhibit II (Grades 6 – 12): March 14 – 20, 2020
Reception II (Grades 6-12): Canceled until further notice
 
Location: Woodbridge Artisan Guild
101 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095

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MONMOUTH
County YAM Chairs:
Colleen Ford – CollFord14@gmail.com
Alison Farrington – atwallace@gmail.com

Exhibit: March 21 – 22, 2020
Reception: Canceled until further notice
Location: The Nilson Gallery at the Monmouth Museum
765 Newman Springs Rd., Lot #1, Lincroft, NJ 07738
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MORRIS & SUSSEX
County YAM Chairs:
Elizabeth Wassel – Ewassel@hamburgschool.com

Pamela Dean – pdean@hamburgschool.com

County YAM Event:

Exhibit: March 10 – 27, 2020
Reception: Canceled until further notice
Location: County College of Morris Learning Resource Center – Side Gallery
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869

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OCEAN
County YAM Chairs:
Stephanie Kitzmiller – Skitzmiller@stjoeschooltr.org
Jenna Beverly: jbeverly@trschools.com

County YAM Event:

Exhibit: March 1 – 30, 2020
Reception: Canceled until further notice
Location: Ocean County Library – Brick Branch
301 Chambers Bridge Road, Jackson, NJ 08723

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PASSAIC
County YAM Chair:
Lisa Miller – lmiller@passaiccharter.org

Exhibit: March 21-April 2, 2020
Reception: April 2, 2020: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Location: Louis Bay 2nd Public Library & Community Center
345 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, New Jersey 07506
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SOMERSET
County YAM Chairs
Aleksandra Drobik – adrobik@bernardsboe.com
Whitney Ehnert – wehnert@mtsd.us
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/scyam/home

Somerset County YAM Events:
Exhibit I: (Grades K – 5): March 11 – 15, 2020
Reception I: March 15: 2:30-3:30

Exhibit II: (Grades 6 – 12): March 18 – 22, 2020
Reception II: Canceled until further notice
Location: The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster, NJ 07921
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UNION
County YAM Chairs:
Charlotte Banks – charlottebnks1@gmail.com
Joanna Netta – joannanetta80@gmail.com
Carrie Russoniello – barbie0414@comcast.net
https://sites.google.com/site/njunioncountyyam/home
Exhibit:  February 25 – March 20, 2020
Reception: Canceled until further notice
Location: The Plaza @ Liberty Hall Center
1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083


New Jersey has been named the Claire Flanigan Award Winner for their contributions to Youth Art Month during the 2018-2019 School Year.  We are hoping to continue to lead the nation in our Youth Art Month celebrations! Get involved in your county exhibits and advocate for the arts in our schools! View the county lists below to learn how to get involved. Check back if your county information is not listed yet, or contact your county’s YAM chair with questions.

CHAIRS BY COUNTY

ATLANTIC / CAPE MAY

 

BERGEN

 

BURLINGTON/CAMDEN

CUMBERLAND, GLOUCESTER & SALEM  

 

ESSEX

HUDSON

 

HUNTERDON & WARREN

 

MERCER

MIDDLESEX

MONMOUTH

 

MORRIS

 

OCEAN

PASSAIC

 

SOMERSET

Somerset County YAM Events:

    • Exhibit I (K – 5): March 11 – 15, 2020
      Reception: March 15: 2:30-3:30
      Exhibit II (6 – 12): March 18 – 22, 2020
      Reception: March 22: 2:30-3:30
      Location: 

The Center for Contemporary Art

2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster, NJ 07921

SUSSEX

 

UNION


STATE YAM CHAIRS 2018-2019

yam@aenj.org

Karen Maninno and Kristy Lopez

New Jersey leads the nation in its Youth Art Month celebrations! Get involved in your county exhibits and advocate for the arts in our schools! View the county lists below to learn how to get involved. Check back if your county information is not listed yet, or contact your county’s YAM chair with questions.

CHAIRS BY COUNTY

  • ATLANTIC / CAPE MAY
    • CO-CHAIRS
    • EXHIBIT: March 1 – March 30
    • LOCATION: Noyes Art Garage in Atlantic City
    • RECEPTION: Sat. March 30 – 11:30-1

 

  • BERGEN
    • CO-CHAIRS
    • EXHIBIT: Set – Up Monday March 18 2019 Take Down Monday March 25 2019
    • LOCATION: Bergen County Plaza Offices, 1st Floor Lobby/Conference Room, One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ
    • RECEPTION: ‘Thursday March 21 5PM

 

  • BURLINGTON
    • CO-CHAIRS
    • EXHIBIT: March 1 through March 9, 2019
    • LOCATION: Wm. G. Rohrer Library, 15 MacArthur Blvd, Westmont, NJ 08108
    • RECEPTION: Saturday March 9, 2:30-4:30pm

 

  • CAMDEN
    • Niki Williams – williams@mastercharter.org
    • EXHIBIT: March 1 through March 9, 2019
    • LOCATION: Wm. G. Rohrer Library, 15 MacArthur Blvd, Westmont, NJ 08108
    • RECEPTION: Saturday March 9, 2:30-4:30pm

 

 

  • ESSEX
    • Cathy Kondreck – ckondreck@mpsdnj.us
    • EXHIBIT: March 1 – March 21, 2019
    • LOCATION: Essex County Hall of Records, 465 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ
    • RECEPTION: March 21, 2019 @ 12 noon

 

  • HUDSON
    • CO-CHAIRS
    • EXHIBIT: March 6-20
    • LOCATION: The Bethune Center
      140 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
      Jersey City 07305
    • RECEPTION: Wednesday March 20, 6:30-8:00 PM

 

 

 

  • MIDDLESEX  middlesexyam@hotmail.com
    • Susan Catrone and Kristen Barth, Chairs – scatrone @aenj.org
    • EXHIBIT: February 23-March 5, 2019
    • LOCATIONGeorge Street Play House, 103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ
    • RECEPTION: March 5, 2019 7:00 – 8:00 pm

 

  • MONMOUTH
    • CO-CHAIRS
    • EXHIBIT: March 30
    • LOCATION: ChaShaMa Gallery Matawan,  58-60 Main Street, Matawan, NJ 07747
    • RECEPTION: March 30 11-2:00

 

 

  • PASSAIC
    • CO-CHAIRS
    • EXHIBIT: March 15th – March 28th
    • LOCATION: Louis Bay 2nd Library, 345 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506
    • RECEPTION: March 28 Time TBD

 

  • SOMERSET https://sites.google.com/site/somersetyouthartmonth/ 
    • CO-CHAIRS
    • EXHIBIT: Two Dates: Exhibit I (K – 5) March 18 – 24, 2019  Exhibit II (6 – 12) March 26 – 31, 2019
    • LOCATION: The Center for Contemporary Art – 2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921
    • RECEPTION: The Closing Exhibit for the K-5 Exhibit will be, Sunday, March 24, 2019, The Closing Exhibit for the 6 – 12 Exhibit will be, Sunday, March 31, 2019

 

  • SUSSEX & MORRIS COUNTY
    • CO-CHAIRS
    • EXHIBIT: March 11 – 22, 2019
    • LOCATION: Sussex County Judicial Center, 43-47 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860
    • RECEPTION: ‘Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:00 pm