Happy New Year!

Act quickly! The deadline for submitting student designs for the Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition is Monday, January 18th. The winning flag design will represent Florida and be displayed with other state winners during the NAEA Convention in March. Continue reading or visit the Youth Art Month page on the FAEA website.

The 2021 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition is accepting student artworks until March 15th. You can view the 2021 requirements, scoring rubrics, and past virtual exhibitions by visiting the FAEA website.

FAEA is kicking off the 2021 Digital Learning schedule by bringing the museum experience to you! Take a Zoom virtual tour of the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale with Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater! FAEA members have the opportunity to view the New Art South Florida: South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition for FREE on January 30th at 11:00 AM EST. 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 January's YAM Recipe of the Month by Christy Garton.
Postcard from the President
Happy New Year FAEA members! This school year has been challenging with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting traditional art education. As a strong FAEA community, we have faced this crisis with innovative practices strengthening our community’s vibrancy. As part of your New Year’s resolution, keep FAEA in your plans as you seek out new ways to address professional development. Developing rewarding experiences for our members that support engaging curricula with a focus on Social Emotional Learning will help our students blossom into nourished scholars. FAEA is gearing up to provide virtual learning that promotes the needs of all students, especially those with disabilities and those living in struggling families. Invite a new colleague to become a member of FAEA or encourage others to renew their membership today! FAEA is developing programming for our members with innovative virtual educational workshops and resources. Stay tuned to our professional development through digital learning page on our website for upcoming opportunities.

After our first virtual conference, our members and presenters showed bravery and resilience in the face of harsh realities. Through the shared knowledge of our members and presenters, collaboration was initiated through new forms of online teaching and learning. This form of community collaboration exhibited the strength of our association through a sense of compassion and caring that is at the heart of Creative Leadership. Thank you for becoming part of this rewarding experience! We are the next generation of resolute educators who have developed new ways to connect with learners and advocate for positive social change despite barriers. Share your stories and student artworks with other members to imagine things differently. Sign up to participate in Youth Art Month and K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition today!

Dr. Jackie Henson-Dacey
FAEA President
Student Opportunities
Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition
Submissions are open for student flag designs for the 2021 Youth Art Month in March. Encourage your students to create a flag design to represent the state of Florida that incorporates the theme "Art Connects Us." Be sure the YAM logo is included in your students' designs.

Deadline to submit is January 18th, 2021.

Visit the Youth Art Month webpage on the FAEA website to submit your students' flag designs and to learn more about how to celebrate Youth Art Month in the classroom.
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 NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale with Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater. Attendees will see the New Art South Florida, the 2020 South Florida Cultural Consortium exhibition.

Date & Time:
January 30th @ 11:00am 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 Christy Garton. See how schools in Orange County collaborate with the City of Orlando by repurposing old street banners into new works of art.

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
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.


Florida Art Education Association
402 Office Plaza
Tallahassee FL 32301
Ph: (850) 205-0068
Fax: (850) 942-1793