FAEA has been busy this summer preparing for the new school year with plenty of events and opportunities for you to enjoy! The 2017 Annual Conference in St. Petersburg is just around the corner, and the window to submit artwork entries for the Member Virtual Exhibition is fast approaching. Continue reading to find out more information about all the opportunities available for you to participate in this fall.

Also, remember to renew your membership for the 2017-2018 year if you have not done so already. Not only does a membership with FAEA ensure your eligibility to participate in the opportunities mentioned in this email, it is also a testament to your commitment toward high quality art education for teachers and students in the state of Florida. 
Monthly News from the President's Palette

Greetings art educators! With the new school year quickly approaching, it is time to soak up the last week, days, and minutes of summer. On behalf of the Florida Art Education Association, we hope you had a wonderful summer and are recharged for the upcoming year. 
     The 2017-2018 school year is sure to be one of the best! The FAEA Professional Development Committee, chaired by President-Elect Lark Keeler, is finalizing the annual conference. Plan to join us for the 65th Annual Conference in St. Petersburg and celebrate The Power of Art! Be sure to book your hotel for October 19-22, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. With the amazing keynote speakers, workshops, and celebrations, we are expecting a highly attended conference and hope to see you there!
     Did you create any new art this summer? If you attended art workshops, made art on your own time, or have recent works to share, plan to participate in the FAEA Member Virtual Exhibition. Submissions for the 2017 Member Virtual Exhibition are being accepted through August 21, 2017.
     The Florida Art Education Association is currently holding the annual Membership Drive. Our members are vital to the success of FAEA and we are asking for your help to build our member network. The program is simple: FAEA members with the most referrals by September 30th are entered to win! The winner will be announced at conference.
     The time is upon us for the important task of electing the 2018-2019 Florida Art Education Association Board of Directors. The FAEA Board of Directors governs the organization and ensures the mission is carried out. Please take the time to read the biographies and get to know the candidates. The elected board will be announced at the second General Session of conference. Be sure to vote!
      Thank you for being an active member of the Florida Art Education Association. We appreciate your support and dedication to arts education. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or need assistance, please reach out to See you in St. Pete!

Nicole Crane

FAEA President

 FAEA Featured Events
2017 Annual Conference
Mark your calendars! The time to register for the FAEA Professional Development Conference is almost upon us.  Experience "The Power of Art" in the vibrant arts and culture city of St. Petersburg, Florida this October with other artists, educators, and professionals.  

We've got an exciting schedule filled with hands-on workshops, engaging keynote speakers, highlights from the recent K-12 Exhibition on display, awards ceremonies, and a gala that will bring out the super hero in you!  View the full conference schedule on the FAEA website and in the fall issue of Fresh Paint.
Conference will be held at the  Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront  on October 19-22 .

Registration opens on August 7th!
Fresh Paint Fall Issue
Be sure to check out the new fall issue of Fresh Paint ! This issue is filled with information about the 2017 Annual Conference, including the full conference schedule, presenting tips, and an in-depth look at the two Keynote Speakers. 

Plus, a new "Teacher Feature" article of fellow FAEA member, Susan Convery, discusses her start in the art education profession and about her student whose artwork was awarded Best in Show for the 2017 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition. 

Keep an eye on your mailboxes! A printed version of this issue will be mailed to members next week. You can also view a digital copy online starting on Saturday, August 5th.
Thank you for your membership and your continued support of FAEA. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! 


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