Happy New Membership Year! The month of July is the start of FAEA's membership year, and this year is packed with many events and opportunities for you to participate in! Now is the time to renew your membership with FAEA to continue enjoying the many benefits that come with your membership. As a member of FAEA, you also support our mission of providing and advocating for high quality art education and services for teachers and students across the state of Florida. Your membership directly impacts over 85,000 K-12 students in Florida, and that number keeps increasing each year! 

Let's make this year another great year for FAEA! Take a few minutes today to renew your membership and see what upcoming events we have in store for you! 
Monthly News from the President's Palette

Greetings FAEA Members,

Happy summer!  It is hard to believe it is already July, summer always goes by so quickly! We hope your 4th of July was enjoyable, safe, and full of incredible celebrations.  

With four months until the annual conference, the FAEA Professional Development Committee is diligently finalizing conference details. We have notified members of accepted proposals and are awaiting presenter confirmations. If you submitted a proposal, be sure to check your mail and confirm your presentation. As session proposals are confirmed, the committee is preparing the schedule of exceptional sessions. We anticipate another outstanding conference.

Plan to join us for the 65th Annual Conference in St. Petersburg and celebrate "The Power of Art!" Don’t forget to start brainstorming the perfect outfit for the Saturday evening gala. The gala is the perfect way to end conference and we look forward to the creative attire representing the gala theme, "What’s your Superpower?" Be sure to book your hotel for the 65th FAEA Conference, October 19-22, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida because we are expecting a highly attended conference!

Even though it is the middle of summer, The Florida Art Education Association is preparing for the upcoming year and all it encompasses. The Awards committee is currently in the process of selecting the 2017 award recipients. Thanks to everyone that took the time to nominate a deserving colleague. The nominations are extremely impressive and we look forward to honoring the recipients at the 2017 Awards Breakfast.

If you are attending artistic workshops this summer or making art on your own time, please plan to participate in the FAEA Member Virtual Exhibition. The Exhibition Committee will release the details soon and we know the artwork will exceed our expectations.  

It is almost time for the FAEA artist retreat in Ocala, July 22-23, 2017. Save the date and visit to register. This is going to be a truly unique experience.  

The Florida Art Education Association is committed to implementing ongoing programs that promote visual arts education and growth of the visual arts within the state and on a national level. If you have any suggestions or concerns, please contact us at As the summer progresses, continue to enjoy your time and make the most of every moment!

Nicole Crane
 FAEA Featured Events
Ocala Summer Retreat
July 22-23, 2017
FAEA will be hosting a summer retreat in beautiful Ocala, Florida this July. Explore the beauty, culture, and traditions of Ocala while learning about its 130 years of history. Known for its horses, Ocala offers a unique experience of discovering the connections artists have made with these creatures of work, play, strength, and inspiration. 

This retreat will feature a visit to the Appleton Museum, hands-on workshops, glass bottom boat tours, and horseback riding. 
Registration is only $45 and covers admission to the museum and workshops.  

Hurry! Spaces are limited. Register today to ensure you won't miss out on this unique opportunity.   

2017 Annual Professional Development Conference
Mark your calendars! The time to register for the FAEA Professional Development Conference is almost upon us.  Experience "The Power of Art" in the vibrant arts and culture city of St. Petersburg, Florida this October with other artists, educators, and professionals.  

We've got an exciting schedule filled with hands-on workshops, engaging keynote speakers, highlights from the recent K-12 Exhibition on display, awards ceremonies, and a gala that will bring out the super hero in you!  The full conference schedule will be posted soon on the FAEA website.
Conference will be held at the  Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront  on October 19-22 .

Registration opens on August 1st!
Thank you for your membership and your continued support of FAEA. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events! 


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