Happy New Year!

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. Find out more about these programs and the approaching submission dates below. Get involved today in these great student opportunities!

The Winter Issue of the award-winning Fresh Paint member magazine is now available! To view and share this digital issue, visit the FAEA website .

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Monthly News from the President's Palette
Happy New Year!

As we head back into our classrooms, keep in mind that FAEA invites you to highlight the great work that you and your students are doing! Let’s celebrate our profession and highlight the importance of art education!

Youth Art Month is approaching quickly! Celebrated in the month of March, Youth Art Month (YAM) shines a spotlight on the important art successes happening around the state of Florida. Great things are always happening to celebrate art education here in Florida. Please send a picture, description, and/or media article about advocacy events to , and it will be included in Florida's YAM national report. Label your email with the title 'YAM Event' and send it in anytime.  

You can get involved in Youth Art Month by submitting a student design for Florida’s Youth Art Month Flag Design competition by January 18, 2019. The theme this year is, “Your Art, Your Story.” You can find more details about submitting student work in this free competition on the FAEA website.

The K-12 Student Art Assessment and Virtual Exhibition is a special FAEA program that serves as a statewide assessmen­­t for visual art, as well as a program to promote the achievements of you and your students. The FAEA website has a support letter that you can download to share with your administration about the importance of participating in this program. There is a $5.00 entry fee per submission, and adjudication will take place in March. FAEA makes submitting student work easy through the online portal.  All entries must be received by March 12, 2019. Special thanks to Sargent Art for generously sponsoring prizes for participants and winners.

We are all advocates for the significance of art education. Lift up your program so that others can see the energy, passion, and meaning behind all of the work you are doing, alongside all of the terrific things that your students are achieving! 

Lark Keeler
FAEA President
Fresh Paint
Read the current issue of our award-wining magazine today!
FAEA's winter Fresh Paint issue is now available on our website.

Content includes:
  • Reflections on Conference: The Poetics of Space
  • Art Saves Lives: Art for Social Change
  • 2018 FAEA Member Virtual Exhibition Winners

Visit the FAEA website to read and share the latest Fresh Paint issue.
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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