The school year may be over, but the Florida Art Education Association has a lot planned for you this summer! Continue reading to find out more information about our upcoming events, programs, and other ways to participate. 

Now is also a great time to renew your membership with FAEA! Take a few minutes today to renew your membership
Monthly News from the President's Palette
The end of another school year is upon us! A few districts have started summer break and others, including myself, have just a few days remaining. The end of the year is such a tremendously busy time as the numerous field trips, award and graduation ceremonies, and end of the year art shows fill the calendar. With the abundant schedule, I have found myself postponing personal responsibilities and it appears I will spend the beginning of break catching up. Summer is a wonderful time of the year for educators allowing time for professional development, vacations, time with family and friends, and of course simply relaxing. On behalf of the Florida Art Education Association, we hope you have an amazing summer that meets your every expectation! 

     The time is now to nominate your favorite art colleague for the 2017 FAEA Awards recognizing outstanding professionals in the field of art education. This year, the Awards Committee is proud to announce a new category: Special Needs Award. The deadline for submissions is June 2nd. Go to the  FAEA website  to complete the application and nominate a deserving colleague for the 2017 FAEA Awards recognizing outstanding professionals in the field of art education.

     For those looking for professional development this summer, we have an exceptional opportunity happening in Tallahassee on June 23rd and 24th. The amazing art team at Florida State University School has put together an outstanding lineup of workshops that was created for the artist in every educator. The summer workshops are designed for small groups so that you would learn closely from outstanding instructors. Each workshop will have a maximum number of either 6, 10, or 12 participants. Be sure to  register  soon before spaces are filled! The Florida Art Education Association will also host an artists' retreat in Ocala, July 22-23, 2017. Save the date, details to come.

     Even through summer, the FAEA Board of Directors are preparing to host a remarkable 65th Annual Conference in St. Petersburg. The Professional Development Committee is currently reviewing workshop proposals for the fall conference. Thanks to all members that submitted proposals and their willingness to share their expertise and commitment to  The Power of Art!  The summer is the perfect time to start creating outfits for the Saturday evening Gala. We look forward to your creative attire representing the gala theme,  What's your Superpower? 

     Be sure to visit the newly designed ! Thanks to the hard work of the FAEA Website Revision Committee, a world-class marketing and design firm, and the staff at the Center for Fine Arts Education, the new FAEA website has now been deployed. Our new website features a job board so if you are looking for a new position or if you have a position to announce, check it out.  The FAEA Job Board is a free service to the schools and teachers who would like to teach art in Florida.  

     The Florida Art Education Association commends each participating school involved in the 2017 K-12 Student Art Assessment and Virtual Exhibition, a state-wide visual arts program assessment. Each year the student work exceeds the expectations and we are beyond impressed with the artwork submitted. This year there were over 1,200 entries in the program!  Click here  to view the virtual exhibitions.

     Thank you each for an incredible 2016-2017 school year, we hope you have an exceptional summer and look forward to seeing you at one of our professional development programs. 

Nicole Crane
 FAEA Summer Opportunities
Summer Workshops in Tallahassee
June 23-24, 2017
Experience outstanding and unique workshops this summer hosted at the Florida State University School art department. These workshops will be led by world-class artists and professionals, and will cover a wide variety of subjects with plenty of hands-on opportunities. Each workshop has a capacity between 6 and 12 participants. 

Workshop schedule includes:
  • Lost and Found; the Digital Surrealism of Maggie Taylor
  • A Day in the Life Jerry Ueslman
  • Reflections of Asia-Japanese Brush Painting
  • Alcohol Ink Lab
  • ShaMama Workshop
  • Introduction to Copper Enameling
  • Introduction to Fused Glass

Member registration is only $55. Space is limited!  Sign up today!

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. Limited spaces available.
More information to come soon!
FAEA Programs of Achievements
FAEA is pleased to have received over 1,200 student entries for this year's K-12 Student Art Assessment and Virtual Exhibition! Now available on the FAEA website are virtual exhibitions showcasing student artwork that received either an "Award of Excellence" or an "Award of Excellence with Distinction."  

Please share these virtual exhibitions with your students and their parents, admin-istrators, and other teachers!
Recognize an outstanding individual or organization by nominating them for one of the many annual FAEA awards! 

The diverse selection of award categories allows nominations to include art educators, administrators, supervisors, organizations, and students! Membership is not required for all categories. 

FAEA is accepting award nominations until Friday, June 2nd
Thank you for your membership and your continued support of FAEA. We hope to see you this summer at one of our events!


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