FAEA is excited to ring in the new year with two programs for student artwork to be evaluated by art educators that are professionally trained to score student artworks. The Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition is accepting student flag designs up until January 18th, 2019 , and the K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition is accepting student artwork up until March 12th, 2019 . Get involved today in these great student opportunities!
Monthly News from the President's Palette
Season Greetings!

What gift are you giving yourself this holiday season?

With the most wonderful time of the year upon us, take a moment and ask yourself, what gift do you most need to receive?   I don’t mean the kind of gift that might be wrapped up with a bow or under a tree.

Through a professional lens, we can visualize what gift might help us to be the best educator for our learners. It could be finding that extra hour of sleep, or it could be taking the opportunity to find renewed inspiration to share with our students. It might be attending professional development to learn a new technique to share with classes or to read a book on integrating a new method of delivery into your lessons. Maybe it is starting a mindfulness practice or daily sketching or journaling. Perhaps visiting some art exhibitions to rekindle and replenish your creative soul is the gift you are needing most this year.

As we move through the ending hustle and bustle of 2018, envision the gift that can help you grow to become an even more inspired, motivated, brilliant, and caring educator. Continually moving, shifting, and evolving into our next best educator-self is the type of gift that will also become a gift for your students. And that kind of gift is priceless.

Lark Keeler
FAEA President
Student Opportunities
Youth Art Month

FAEA invites all art educators to participate in Youth Art Month (YAM) activities! YAM is a national arts advocacy program that is celebrated during the month of March, but you can get your students involved now by doing activities that celebrate art education.

YAM Flag Design Competition

Submit your students' designs  for Florida's 2019 Youth Art Month Flag Competition! The winning flag design will represent the state of Florida at the National Art Education Association Conference in March at the YAM Museum. The theme for this year is  Your Art, Your Story . Flag designs should communicate an aspect of Florida's culture, history, and/or geography.

Flag design submissions will be accepted through January 18th, 2019.

Click here  for full details about the Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition and to learn how you can celebrate art education in the classroom.
2018 YAM Flag Design Competition Winner

Jade Levy (Grade 9)
Mays Conservatory of the Arts
Teacher: Gerald Obregon

2019 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition

The purpose of this program is to serve as a statewide assessment for visual art and promote the achievements of students enrolled in visual art classes throughout Florida. Sargent Art will generously sponsor prizes for the 2019 FAEA K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition.

Submission Requirements
  • 2019 entries will be accepted from November 1st, 2018, to March 12th, 2019
  • The teacher must be a current FAEA member
  • You may enter one (1) entry per student
  • You are encouraged to enter as many students as possible
  • There is a $5.00 fee per entry
  • All forms of media are accepted
  • Entry photographs should be JPG files
  • Signed release forms must be sent to the FAEA office by Monday, March 19th, 2019

Visit the  FAEA website  to find out more information about the program, prizes, rubrics, and submission instructions.
Thank you for your support of FAEA. Our members help FAEA fulfill its mission of advocating and supporting high quality art education to all students in the state of Florida.


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