Submit your students' artworks today for the 2021 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition. The deadline to submit is March 15th. You can view the 2021 requirements, scoring rubrics, and past virtual exhibitions by visiting the FAEA website.

FAEA is hosting another free virtual museum tour at the Boca Raton Museum of Art on February 18th at 4:00 PM EST. Join BRMA Director of Education Claire Clum on a two-part glimpse of new happenings at the museum. Register today to attend this live virtual museum tour.

Check out FAEA's new blog on the website featuring YAM Recipe of the Month. Each month, FAEA will highlight a member's "recipe" for success in celebrating Youth Art Month in the classroom. View February's YAM Recipe of the Month by Ashley Monks.

The latest issue of FAEA's award-winning member magazine, Fresh Paint, is now available! Continue reading to see what articles are featured in the 2020-2021 Winter issue, or head on over to the FAEA website to read the full issue.

Help support art education in Florida's schools by donating to FAEA! With your support, FAEA will continue to grow its programs for teachers and students, strengthen united advocacy efforts, and improve your professional development opportunities. Donate today and make a difference!
Postcard from the President
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to remember that success is accomplished one step at a time. This is true not only for us as visual art leaders, but for our students as well. I came across an article recently that helped clarify this experience. The article Cultivating Confidence by Angela Duckworth describes the importance of creating a series of challenges that become incrementally more difficult than the last. This is how we strengthen our own leadership skills, develop expertise, and design rigorous curricula providing students with more and more successes while gaining confidence. Psychologist Albert Bandura researched and wrote about how designing these types of experiences for our students and ourselves can strengthen self-efficacy. These carefully designed mastery experiences are, I think, at the core of many transformative experiences.
Use 2021 to channel your passions into your art and make your student’s artworks shared. Participate in the K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition to creatively persevere through this COVID-19 year. Include your remote students by celebrating their energy, imaginations, and artistic accomplishments. Make the most out of your year by highlighting the stories and artworks created through challenging times.

As we head into Black History Month, let us remember our combined state and national efforts to establish a platform statement signifying that Arts are Essential. Use this unified statement from the arts leaders in Florida to advocate for strengthening support for arts education in schools. Focus on moving equity and diversity into meaningful exchanges with community representatives and school management teams.

Make plans today and reserve time to collaborate with the FAEA Annual Conference, October 14-17, 2021 at the beautifully elegant Caribe Royale in Orlando. Safe distancing while conferencing is one of our designs for this conference, and Caribe Royale is providing “a state of the art conference center for our professional learning. Final plans for our inclusive spring and summer professional development programming is currently being solidified with a remarkable emphasis on creativity, innovation, and immersive experiences. Keep an eye out for our social media posts or visit our Virtual Learning webpage for more details. 

Dr. Jackie Henson-Dacey
FAEA President
Student Opportunities
2021 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition
The FAEA K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition is Florida's premier program for assessing student artwork, as well as promoting the artistic achievements of these students and their teachers.

The deadline to submit your students' artwork is March 15, 2021.

Visit the FAEA website to view the program requirements, rubrics, and past exhibitions.

Login to your FAEA account to submit your students' artwork.
Digital Learning Opportunities
Zoom Virtual Museum Tour
Take a live virtual tour of the Boca Raton Museum of Art with the Director of Education, Claire Clum. Attendees will get a glimpse at new happenings at the Museum, including the Glasstress Boca Raton II exhibition.

Date & Time:
February 18th @ 4:00pm EST

FREE for all current members

Click here to register to attend!
Member Opportunities
YAM Recipe of the Month
Introducing a new blog on the FAEA website called YAM Recipe of the Month! This is a monthly series where fellow teachers throughout Florida share their "recipe" for success in advocating and highlighting school art programs in the spirit of Youth Art Month.

This month's "recipe" is from Ashley Monks. Learn about the different fundraising methods that are available to help support your art program.

Visit the YAM Recipe of the Month to learn more!

Interested in sharing your success stories in celebrating Youth Art Month? Submit your "recipe" to
Fresh Paint Magazine
FAEA's Award-Winning Member Magazine
Read the latest issue of our member magazine, Fresh Paintfor news around the Association, upcoming opportunities, and much more!

Featured Articles:
  • Spring Forward Towards Youth Art Month
  • Art a la Cart: Surviving Tips for Art Teachers on a Roll
  • Museum Spotlight: Perez Art Museum Miami
  • Cheap Tricks
  • 2020 Member Virtual Exhibition Winners
  • 2020 FAEA Award Winners

Visit to view the 2020-2021 Winter issue of Fresh Paint and all past issues.
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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