South Carolina Art Education Association
SCAEA May 2018 Newsletter
President's Palette

I just returned Sunday from a retreat with your dedicated, talented and hardworking SCAEA board members. We spent several hours Friday night and all day Saturday working to make your South Carolina visual arts organization the best it can be. We approved the building of a new website and created the scaffolding for it, updated descriptions of board members responsibilities, approved the 2018-2019 budget, worked on an advocacy document, and discussed how to better serve and assist our members. How can we serve and assist you? Please let us know. 
Are you aware of the grant money available to you? 

We are gearing up for our fall conference which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville on Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 2, 2018. The theme is "Inspiration and Process". Please make plans to attend. It is going to be fantastic! I will announce the featured artist speakers very soon. 

Cynthia Caraway Hudson
Save the Date
2018 SCAEA Conference
Hyatt Regency
Greenville, SC
November 30th - December 2nd, 2018

NAHS State Conference
USC-Columbia McMaster School of Art
Columbia, SC
March 2019 
Important News
Secondary Division News from Jennifer Fox  
SAVE THE DATE! SC NAHS State Convention @ USC, March 2019!

Youth Art Month News from Randall Clamp
2018 SCAEA YAM Flag Contest 
Congratulations to Destiny Denue, a twelfth grade student of Annie Purvis, the AP Studio Arts Highly Certified Art Instructor at James Island Charter High School in Charleston. Her flag design was chosen to represent South Carolina at the 2018 NAEA National Convention in Seattle. She will receive a $25 award and her flag will be displayed at the 2018 SCAEA Conference in Greenville.

Higher Ed Division News from Tracey Hunter-Doniger
The Higher Ed Division has revised some of the essential communications and responsibilities during the board meeting. These include the following: 
1) Connect to Higher Ed Teachers regarding curriculum and publications. 
2) Reach out to K-12 art ed teachers for preferred PD and learning opportunities. 
3) Serves as a liaison between K-12 art educators and Higher Ed. 
The goal is to meet the needs of the K-12 art education teachers and highlight the issues and important articles that pertain to advancing visual arts education in South Carolina. 
If you have any ideas or contributions for Higher Ed please contact Dr. Hunter-Doniger @

A Few Words from Past President Catherine Campbell
Just a reminder that we are accepting applications for the R. Scot Hockman  Teacher Grant and the Mary Whyte Award.  

The R. Scot Hockman Grant funds must be used to support instruction during the regular school day. The grant amount awarded may be up to $750.

"Established in 2007, the  Mary   Whyte  Art Educator Award is designed to highlight a visual art teacher in a South Carolina public high school who has demonstrated superior commitment to their students and to their craft. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500 and is administered and presented annually by the South Carolina Art Education Association.  

Please follow the links below and note deadline dates.  If you have any questions, please contact me at :

R. Scot Hockman Teacher Grant

Opportunities, Contests, Scholarships, and More
Mary Whyte Award 
Established in 2007, the Mary Whyte Art Educator Award is designed to highlight a visual art teacher in a South Carolina public high school who has demonstrated superior commitment to their students and to their craft. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500 and is administered and presented annually by the South Carolina Art Education Association.
Click  HERE to access the application.

R. Scot Hockman Teacher Grant
Applicants must be active members of SCAEA for at least one year prior to the year of application and  teach in a K-12 setting.  Grant funds must be used to support instruction during the regular school day. The grant amount awarded may be up to $750.
Teachers that are awarded grant funds must present a session at the SCAEA State Conference following grant implementation. This presentation will include an overview of the their grant program or unit, a description of the impact on student achievement, the impact on the teacher's instructional practices, and examples of student and/or teacher products created through grant funds.

Grant activities must be founded on the National Visual Art Standards and provide effective, innovative art instruction.

Click HERE to access the application.

SCAEA 2018 Awards (Call for Nominations)
SCAEA Awards Program was established to r ecognize excellence in the many outstanding individuals, programs, and supporters of art education in South Carolina.

The awards also aim to focus professional attention on quality art education and exemplary art educators; i ncrease public awareness of the importance of quality art education; s et standards for quality art education and demonstrate achievement through recipients; p rovide tangible recognition  of achievement, earn respect of colleagues, and enhance professional opportunities for SCAEA members.

The deadline for nominations is August 4th, 2018.

For a full list of available awards and more information about nomination protocol, please visit this LINK.

2018 SCAEA Scholarship Application
$500  will be awarded to the institution of a student majoring in Studio Art or Art Education at any point in the baccalaureate program of studies before student teaching .
$1,000 Liz Smith-Cox Art Education Major Scholarship will be awarded to the institution of a college or university graduate or undergraduate student that is an Art Education Major at the student teaching or Graduate School Level.

The purpose of these scholarships is to identify, recognize, and financially assist an undergraduate or graduate student who seeks an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in art education/studio art, to increase an awareness of the need for quality art educators; to stimulate an interest in art education.

Our goals are to encourage and support artistic and educational growth; to strengthen art education; to support the development of potential art educators; to ensure participation and involvement of potential art educators
Your application packet must be postmarked on or before August 4, 2018.  Previous application facsimiles will not be accepted. This application may be typed, computer printed, or neatly handwritten.

For more information, please visit this LINK.

Arts Curricular Innovation Grants:
Grant Awards for FY18 should be released sometime in August. Writing an Arts Curricular grant is a great way to get the needed materials and professional development necessary to increase student achievement in the arts. The SCDE provides grant funds to schools and districts that propose arts initiatives that will support quality arts education programs that significantly improve student achievement in the arts. 
The FY19 grant cycle will be based on the implementation of the NEW South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency.
The new request for proposals is released in January and deadlines for applications are in April.  If you are interested in writing a grant, watch the SCDE website in January for the release of the new RFPs.

National Young Arts Foundation:
How do students apply for US Presidential Scholar in the Arts?
Young Arts, the core program of The National Young Arts Foundation nominates up to 60 candidates for consideration as US Presidential Scholars in the Arts following participation in Young Arts week. Young Arts can be contacted directly for specific questions at 1 800 970 ARTS or via email at
The registration deadline for this program is in October every year.  As an Arts Educator, please go online to view the student application process and get familiar with the program prior to next fall.  You may have some students you want to encourage to participate.
See also FACT Sheet on US Presidential Scholars Program below:

Help Wanted/Needed
The SCAEA started a hashtag on instagram and twitter.  When posting videos or images of student work, personal work, or general art education themed information, please use #scARTedu

SCAEA has a NEW Instagram page

SCAEA has a Facebook Page - LIKE US!

SCAEA has a Twitter - FOLLOW US!

Please check your spam folders for SCAEA emails. We often times send out information between newsletters about awards, membership, contests, etc. If you are an SCAEA member, you should be receiving something monthly in your email.
Inspiring Art
If you would like to include relevant information in the next SCAEA newsletter, please email Lane Jordan Laney at