Although it's still Winter, FAEA has several opportunities in the Spring for you and your students to look forward to! Entries for the 2018 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition are currently being accepted until March 5th. The month of March is also Youth Art Month - a national arts advocacy program that can be celebrated in the classroom with numerous activities and art projects.
New issue of Fresh Paint now available!
Check out the winter Fresh Paint issue to read more about the opportunities mentioned in this email.


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Monthly News from the President's Palette
Love is in the air! What do you love about the work you do? 

How fortunate we are to be doing what we love, and loving what we do! This is the time of year when I like to renew my passion for my work by gaining new inspirations and ideas by attending webinars, workshops, and making artsy gifts for loved ones. February is a month that is perfectly made to fall in love with what you do. 

I recently fell in love with the 2018-2019 Board of Directors! At the board training, we focused on the importance of organizational vibrancy , looking deeply at the strategic planning, and committee work. We celebrated the diversity each of us brings to the board and the historical legacy of carrying on the work that Millicent Chamberlain, a passionate art teacher at Miami-Edison High School, had started way back in the 1940s. We reflected upon our “piece” that we uniquely bring to the board. What “piece” can you bring? Please consider the call for volunteers to serve on a committee to help lead our organization.

Help your students become life-long lovers of art by submitting their work in the FAEA K-12 Student Art Assessment and Virtual Exhibition . The purpose of this program is to serve as a statewide assessment for visual art. It promotes the achievements of students enrolled in your visual art classes. The deadline for submissions is quickly approaching on March 5 . Please visit the FAEA website for more information.

If you are traveling to the NAEA Conference, join us to celebrate and give some love to the award winners in Seattle at the NAEA Southeastern Region Awards on Friday, March 23 rd at 1:00pm .

Above all, be sure to take time to give yourself the love that you need , so that you can continue to find energized passion for the important work you do each day. Rediscover and reconnect to what makes your eyes sparkle and your heart beat!

Lark Keeler
 FAEA Student Activities
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 FAEA K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition

Download the Support Letter to show your administration the importance of this program.

Submission Requirements
  • 2018 entries will be accepted up to March 5th, 2018
  • The teacher must be a current FAEA member
  • You may enter one (1) entry per student
  • You may enter as many students as you would like
  • 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 12th, 2018

Visit to find out more information about the program, prizes, rubrics, and submission instructions.
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.

Visit the FAEA website to learn more about how you can celebrate art education in the classroom.

Click here to learn more about the Youth Art Month program.
Professional Development Opportunities
Present at the 2018 FAEA Conference!
Share your knowledge and support visual arts education in Florida as a Presenter at the 2018 FAEA Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 18th - 21st, 2018 ! The conference theme will be "Vintage Vogue: Time to Shine!"

This is a great opportunity to enhance the professional skills of your colleagues and further your own professional development.

Presentation proposal submissions will be accepted in April and May of 2018.
Thank you for your membership with 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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