Hello Art Educators and Friends,
What an exciting conference! I hope you are beginning to try some of the new ideas and inspirations in your classroom! Planning is already beginning for the 2018 FAEA Conference that will be held in St. Petersburg in October. Thank you to those who have provided feedback on the Conference Survey. The outgoing and incoming Board are reviewing your responses. We appreciate the feedback and constructive criticism to ensure your conference is the best possible experience. Save the date,
October 18-21, 2018
"Vintage Vogue: Time to Shine!"
Dr. Nicole Crane has led our organization for the past two years and will now begin her position as Past President. She has guided us through hurricanes and hoorays with grace and brilliance. She set an incredible example, and I am grateful to have learned from the mentoring she gave me during her presidency. With Dr. Crane and incoming President-Elect, Dr. Jackie Henson-Dacey, by my side, I look forward to continuing the legacy of FAEA. I am eager to begin working with a group of talented and diverse leaders from across the state for our incoming 2018-2019 Board of Directors in creating a dynamic vision for FAEA. I am very lucky to be a part of such a vibrant community of educators!
The first board meeting is planned for January in St. Petersburg. The meeting will cover an in-depth training on board responsibilities and conduct the current business of the association. As part of the board meeting, we will discuss FAEA’s Strategic Plan.
There are several opportunities this spring to showcase student artwork and participate in professional development.
- FAEA will be submitting entries for The Florida Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition to the Council for Education in February. The winning Florida entry will have the honor of being produced into a flag which will be flown in Washington, D.C. during the month of March as we celebrate Youth Art Month. Additionally, the Florida YAM flag will be on exhibit at the YAM Exhibition at the National Art Education Association Convention.
- FAEA is preparing for our annual K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition. You do not want your students to miss the opportunity to be a part of this digital exhibition.
- The National Art Education Association Convention is March 22-24, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. We hope to see Florida well represented!
I would like to thank the staff at The Center for Fine Arts Education (CFAE) for their terrific assistance preparing the incoming Board. As the association management company for FAEA, their support is critical to our ongoing success.
There will soon be a call for FAEA volunteer committee members. I encourage you to become a leader in FAEA by participating.
As we enter the New Year, I wish each of you the very best! Thank you for all you do, and here’s to a new year filled with joy, love, and creativity!