Congratulations to the following students on being selected to represent Clarke Middle School and High School Art Department as CCSD’s Youth Art Month team.

Ray Elsbury 12th Grade

Nova Webb 12th Grade

Johanna Carrera Regalado 11th Grade

Toby McCoy 11th Grade

Lucy Rios 11th Grade

Rachel Jaurigue 10th Grade

Julie Lopez 10th Grade

Daniel Bay 7th Grade

Connor Redman 7th Grade

Annibelle Miller 6th Grade

Each year Art Educators of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council host a juried show to celebrate Youth Art Month.  Youth Art Month is celebrated nationally during the month of March to highlight the importance of art and arts education programs across the country. Each member of AEI can select ten artworks to represent their school at the judging.  

An artwork from each student on our team was sent to state. Judging took place in January and four students from Clarke had work accepted into the 2023 Youth Art Month Show.  Ray Elsbury (12), Lucy Rios (11), and Rachel Jaurigue (10) will have their artwork on display with over 100 other pieces of student work from across Iowa. Julie Lopez (10) had the additional honor of being selected for the Iowa Governor's show.

The Youth Art Month show will be on display at Jordan Creek Mall (top level near Finish Line and Von Maur) until March 25th.

A group of best in show selections is on display in the governor's offices until March 22nd before moving to the mall. Julie will attend a capitol tour and meet and greet with Gov. Reynolds.

A reception will be held on Saturday, March 25th at Jordan Creek Mall.   You are invited to attend to celebrate their achievement.  Registration will begin at Noon and you are free to view the art and enjoy the mall. A ceremony will be held starting at 1:00pm and continuing until all students have received their awards.

If you are in Des Moines, stop by to visit the show and see their work as well as some of the best K-12 artwork from across the state! 

Link to see our students artwork!