South Carolina Art Education Association
SCAEA October 2017 Newsletter
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The countdown is on!  We are so excited about the upcoming conference,  November 3rd through 5th at USCB!  Three great Session speakers, 90 hands-on sessions (including hands-on evening sessions both nights), vendor breakfast, food truck lunch, pre-conference sessions, and much more.  

If you have not taken a look at the conference website, check it out at:   You can find links about sessions, registration, hotels, and much more all in one location.

Please remember that the Quality Inn has a block on rooms until  October 27th.  Mention to them that you are registering for the  SCAEA conference to get the discounted rate.  On the conference website, there is a link that lists out other hotel options near USCB.

We are thrilled that the USC Beaufort faculty will be having their faculty art show opening and reception at the Sea Island Center, which is right across the street from the USCB Center for the Arts  on Friday from  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Pop over there after your session and then come on back for our evening sessions!

We have some great door prizes for you, too!  Special door prizes include six vouchers for the Read to Succeed certification course for arts teachers! (Thanks Tracey Hunter Doniger for making this happen!).  Door prizes will be given at the  Saturday and  Sunday sessions so make sure you attend!

Saturday starts us off with an incredible vendor breakfast, our Keynote speaker, It's Only Fair food truck for our lunch option (yum), our lunch presentation from Chris Robinson, USCB Fine Arts Department Chair and installation artist, the  SCAEA awards and reception and capping it off, more evening sessions!

Sunday has lots of sessions both before and after our closing session.  Don't miss out on these opportunities! 

We can't wait to see you in Beaufort!

Catherine Campbell

Save the Date
2017 SCAEA Conference
Inspire & Create
USC Beaufort
November 3-5, 2017

2018 NAEA National Convention
Seattle, Washington
March 22-24, 2018

Important News
Higher Ed Information from Tracey Hunter-Doniger
During the  SCAEA Conference we will be focusing on the new South Carolina Visual Art Standards and how they will be implemented the preservice programs.  We also are happy to announce that there is a Read to Succeed  online course that is specifically designed for Visual Art educators.  You can find this course on the Department of Education page at the  link below.  During the conference there will be a drawing for 5 lucky members to win a voucher to take one this Read to Succeed course for FREE!
R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for Fine Arts Teachers

Middle Level News from Joshua Powell
I'm looking forward to meeting with all middle level art educators during our conference next month.  I would love to hear how you are incorporating the new standards into your lesson planning and how that is impacting student learning in your classrooms. Come prepared to share during the conference in Beaufort.

Youth Art Month News from Randall Clamp
2017/2018  Youth Art Month: National Flag Design Contest
We are looking for a few good artists to submit flag designs to represent our state at the Youth Art Month Museum next year at the NAEA convention.
  • Incorporate the national theme "Building Community Through Art" into the design.
  • Include the name "South Carolina" somewhere in the design.
  • Submissions need to be in a vertical format, since all flags will be displayed vertically in the Youth Art Month Museum.
  • Creatively use images that represent SC or represent art.
  • Include the words "Youth Art Month" somewhere in the design.
Each art teacher can submit up to three designs. An overall winner will be selected and made into the SC flag.

The deadline for submitting ideas is Monday, February 5, 2018.

Submissions can be emailed to or mailed to Randall Clamp, A.C. Moore Elementary School, 333 Etiwan Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205.

News from Pre-service Teacher Representative Amber Aylesworth 
I hope that everyone is enjoying the beginning of a great school year! We are half way through and going strong. I am excited about our upcoming conference and it is my hope that I will be able to meet with a lot of future professionals in our field! If I can be of any assistance to you, please contact me at 

News from Carrie Ann Power at the Department of Education
For those of you who are interested in learning more about our new Design Standards,  I will be offering a 2 hour hands-on super session in Design on  Friday (early afternoon) as part of a pre-session to our conference.  Hope to see you there.
As a result of the dedicated efforts of a team of South Carolina educators from the schools and districts across South Carolina, as well as representatives from institutions of higher education and arts related businesses, the new 2017 South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency were APPROVED for final reading by the State Board of Education on June 13, 2017.
The NEW 2017 South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency can be accessed using this link:
Professional Development
Carrie Ann Power is currently offering three regional professional development opportunities this fall for Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Teachers.  Professional development for Middle and High School Visual and Performing Arts Teachers will take place in the spring. This professional development series is being offered to provide a deep dive into the NEW 2107 Standards.  The official release of the spring professional development series and a link to register will be sent to school district instructional leaders.  You can also see upcoming professional development opportunities via
Thank you for your commitment to your students and the field of Arts Education. I hope to see you at the conference in Beaufort.
Carrie Ann Power

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.  Applicants must also teaching 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.
Applications and letters of support must be submitted by 5 PM on Friday, January 13, 2018.
Click  HERE to access the application.

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:
Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program:
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is announcing the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program. This annual program offers public school twelfth-grade students the opportunity to compete for a scholarship worth approximately $2,000 in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and recognize academic and artistic excellence. 
Entries must be received at the SCDE by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2017, or postmarked on or before Monday, February 5, 2018.
Click HERE for application packets.

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Inspiring Art
Slovakian  Photographer Maria Svarbova has always been inspired by the visual and symbolic elements of swimming pools.  With her latest series, In the Swimming Pool, Svarbova juxtaposes static, frozen figures with visually rhythmic compositions. To learn more about her series, visit this link.

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