We are less than two weeks away from the deadline to submit your students' artwork for the K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition! Submissions will be accepted until March 12, 2019. Login to your FAEA account to submit your students' artwork today!

The month of March is Youth Art Month (YAM)! Continue reading to find out how you can incorporate YAM into your classroom, or visit the FAEA Youth Art Month webpage.

Be a part of the 2019 FAEA Annual Conference in Ponte Vedra Beach by being a presenter. Conference session proposals will be accepted starting now until April 30, 2019. Visit the conference pages on the FAEA website to learn more about how and why you should present at conference!

Looking for a new job? Check out the Jobs Board on the FAEA website. This is a free service open to anyone to browse current job listings, post new openings, and view a collection of other resources that can help you find the perfect job for you in the art education field.

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Monthly News from the President's Palette
At the end of February, I had an opportunity to host an energizing and engaging Board Meeting, which focused on exploring how we can provide the best professional development and programming for our members in 2019 and beyond. We thought deeply about which delicious workshops might be the perfect menu items for our conference program, making sure that we were considering all of the dietary needs that our membership has, including special requests. I encouraged the Board to think metaphorically about the idea of a recipe for an authentic leader. Some recipes had dashes of persistence, with sprinkles of optimism, ½ a cup of humor, or a scoop of collaborative elements whisked with open-mindedness. I suggested to creatively combine all ingredients with spices of dedication and determination when crafting a delectable dish for all 800 of our members. 

Speaking of recipes, it never fails that when I hear that every March is YAM, or Youth Art Month, I think about my mother’s tasty sweet potatoes… FAEA wishes to invite all art educators to participate in YAM activities this month. Participate through a single class learning activity that focuses attention to the value of arts. Or, celebrate YAM through collaborations that result in multi-school art exhibits. You can start with one thing that you already are doing successfully and design a way to share the value gained by your students with parents, school administrators, the community, and with politicians. 

If you celebrate YAM this month or have done a successful advocacy event, please send a picture, description, and/or media article to for it to be included in Florida's YAM national report. Label your email with the title 'YAM Event.’ More information about YAM can be found at the FAEA website.

In closing, I would also like to encourage you to send in your submissions for the K-12 Student Art Assessment and Virtual Exhibition through March 12th. The purpose of the program is to serve as a statewide assessment for visual art and promote the achievements of students enrolled in visual art classes throughout Florida. You can visit the new and improved gallery of previous students who won the  Award of Excellence  or the  Award of Excellence With Distinction.

Lark Keeler
FAEA President
Student Opportunities
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.
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.

Visit the FAEA website to learn more about YAM, and check out the following resources to help you incorporate YAM into your classroom and how to promote your YAM successes.

Professional Development Opportunities
Submit a Conference Session Proposal Today!

FAEA encourages members to strengthen and promote art education by volunteering your time and talents with your peers as a conference presenter! This year's conference will be at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach on November 7th-10th, 2019.

Conference session proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2019

NEW for 2019: Updated Session Formats
FAEA listened to your feedback and has updated the conference session formats so members can learn more content and gain extra experiences at conference. Now you can take more ideas back to the classroom.
  • Demonstration Session (30 min.) - demonstrate a topic through an exploration and investigation of an art technique that will inform and inspire
  • Art Forum (50 min.) - share a topic through a presentation that will inform and motivate
  • Workshop Session (90 min.) - lead a "hands-on" experience that demonstrates an in-depth art medium strategy or process

NEW for 2019: Learning Pathways
At this year's conference, FAEA will present new learning pathways to align session content with its strategic plan and your school's improvement plan.

Each session proposal should align with one applicable learning pathway from below:
  • Research & Knowledge: exploring research-based pedagogy, assessment, curriculum connections, educational research, strategies, and historical content and context
  • Learning: discovering and experimenting with new techniques, skills, materials, and technology
  • Community: collaborative learning experiences, panel discussions, special recognitions, connecting with colleagues, and teacher support and retention
  • Advocacy: cultivating support for the arts and for individual programs through exhibition opportunities, voice, volunteerism, leadership opportunities, and addressing equity and access
Session proposals may also be submitted as "Other" for consideration.

Learn more about submitting a proposal to present at conference by visiting our conference session proposal page and our presenter information page.

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.
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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