Please let me know of any sites with children's art!
Searching for Children's Art GalleriesThis is tricky. Searching for "childrens art" generally brings up lots of adult illustrators of children's books, or lists of general art galleries which have been compiled for children. There is no section in the Open Directory Project http://dmoz.org (from which Yahoo, Google etc. derive most or all of their directory material) for the art of children.
The best search engine, I think, in 2002, is Google Advanced: http://www.google.com/advanced_search Here are links for search terms which should be useful. The number in brackets shows how many pages Google found in June 2002:
- children's art gallery (3,190) http://www.google.com/advanced_search?q=+%22children%27s+art+gallery
- child art gallery (340) http://www.google.com/advanced_search?q=%22child+art+gallery
- childrens art gallery (331) http://www.google.com/advanced_search?q=%22childrens+art+gallery
- children's art galleries (24) http://www.google.com/advanced_search?q=+%22children%27s+art+galleries
- child art galleries and child art galleries (nothing useful)
- student art gallery (6910) http://www.google.com/advanced_search?q=%22student+art+gallery
- student art galleries (141) http://www.google.com/advanced_search?q=%22Student+Art+Galleries
Google Advanced enables you to search in specific domains, such as .au. and to search for varioius words and phrases, or not for various words etc. It is my top bookmark!
Link farms - pages which links to gallery sitesThese may be more up-to-date than my list, and if you have a children's art gallery, it would be good to have your site listed on these pages.
- http://www.jolaf.com/resources/childrens_art.html More up to date than some other links pages!
- http://www.hits4me.com/topsite2.asp?MID=131252 one of those pesky but useful "Top 50" lists.
- Some links to sites might be found in the guestbook of Masha Averena's site.
- http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/links/kid_galleries.html Many links, but most are dead in June 2002. Now-defunct sites might be in the Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org .
An excellent site is the Natural Child Project: http://www.naturalchild.com/gallery/.
Several hundred images from all around the world, by children aged 1 to
Another online gallery hosted by a California-based art supply company: http://www.kidsart.com/Gallery/ .
Washington DC based International Child Art Foundation http://www.icaf.org has an online gallery http://www.ChildArtGallery.org
with posters and "limited edition lithographs" (really, I imagine, limited
run photographic offset lithography reproductions) for sale of the work of
children from many countries.
Scribbles Kids Art Site: http://www.scribbles.bigstep.com accepts submissions and allows voting for favourite images.
The work of another Adriana: http://www.frii.com/~geomanda/adriana/adrianaart.html .
Fab paintings from a ten year old Masha Averina in Russia: http://www.artbox.ru . There were 65 bright paintings in June 2002, and an active guest-book.
Children's writer Alice McLerran http://www.AliceMcLerran.com has a page for children's illustrations.
http://www.superclown.org in Mennesota has a physcal gallery of children's art.
Illinois based http://www.lilycreek.com/kidzart/view/ has an extensive gallery of children's art, sorted by age.
The Kennedy Elementary School in Minnesota has some images of children's work and notes to accompany them. Unfortunately the larger versions fo the images seem to be faulty. http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/schools/kennedy/openhouse/artgallery.html
Telenaut's Global Show and Tell has images from children, sorted by age-group. Anyone can submit work by email. http://www.telenaut.com/gst/.
From 1995, North American Indian children's art. http://www.kstrom.net/isk/schools/kidpage.html "A plan is a bird if you think Indian", one young artist writes.
(The following older links were still valid in June 2002.)
The National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra, has a Children's Gallery which houses a changing selection of works and some special exhibitions. Around 7 December 1998 there will be an exhibition of photography called Hot Shots. They currently have a web exhibition: About Face http://www.nga.gov.au/aboutface/face.htm . The National Gallery also houses the Frances Derham collection of children's art - collected over 50 years. "The Gallery's aim is to enable the collection to be accessible to all through exhibitions, and to be used as a tool in the research of children's development through art." Contact Samantha Littley Samantha@nga.gov.au for details.
The Kids Earth Fund is a Japanese and Australian non-profit organisation focusing on children's' art: http://www.kidsearthfund.org.au .
The KIDLINK art project has run annual exhibitions in the past: http://www.kidlink.org/KIDART/ .
Kidzart.org: http://www.kidzart.org/ has some paintings and digital art images.
The International Children's Art Museum in San Francisco does not
have a web presence, but some information is available by searching for it,
and I understand the location is: World Trade Center, Suite 103 Market Street
at Embarcadero San Francisco CA (415) 772-9977.
To the First Principles main page for many other show-and-tell things, including the world's longest sliiiiiiiinky.