Spring Break is finally upon us! We know you are excited for Spring Break, but don't forget about the opportunities FAEA has for you and your students during the month of March.

Submit your students' artwork to the 2018 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition . The deadline to submit entries is Monday, March 5th .

The month of March is also Youth Art Month - a national arts advocacy program that can be celebrated in the classroom with numerous activities and art projects. Check out the FAEA website for ideas and instructions on how to submit your art project success stories.

FAEA would like to congratulate the 2018 Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition winner: Jade Levy ! Jade's winning design will represent the state of Florida at the National Art Education Association conference this month in Seattle.
Monthly News from the President's Palette
It is in the month of March that I most feel lucky. 

Since my last message, I have been reflecting deeply upon all of the things I am most “lucky” to have in my life. Tragedy in our community has reminded me to count my blessings and to reaffirm my commitment to help spread love, peace, and kindness through my teaching Art classrooms all around the world, near and far, have served a special purpose by becoming places of healing and reflection. Students of all ages made creative gestures of love and support to remind us that love remains, lifts, and connects us all, still.

I am eager to welcome the month of March and the thrill of attending the NAEA National Convention in Seattle, Washington March 22-24Our love of art, art education, and learning unites us and reinvigorates our spirit when we reconnect each year. Not only will I be looking forward to celebrating our honored Florida educators, but I am also proud to announce that FAEA will be receiving an award for our newly designed website and the FAEA newsletter! Lucky us! Congratulations to the task-force that worked to create the website, the Center for Fine Arts Education, and our Editorial Committee for all of the ongoing work in designing, editing, and creating terrific content.

Lastly, I am most lucky to be a part of this extraordinary group of art educators. I have witnessed such compassion, kindness, selflessness, and spirit within the last few weeks. Continue to be compassionate and courageous educators, and continue to inspire your students to be courageous too. We might just get lucky enough to see what a world like that could look like.

Lark Keeler
New issue of Fresh Paint available!
Check out the winter Fresh Paint issue to read more about the opportunities mentioned in this email.


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 FAEA Student Activities
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 FAEA K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition

Download the Support Letter to show your administration the importance of this program.

Submission Requirements
  • 2018 entries will be accepted up to March 5th, 2018
  • The teacher must be a current FAEA member
  • You may enter one (1) entry per student
  • You may enter as many students as you would like
  • 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 12th, 2018

Visit to find out more information about the program, prizes, rubrics, and submission instructions.
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.

Visit the FAEA website to learn more about how you can celebrate art education in the classroom.

YAM is celebrated during the month of March, but art successes from any time of the year deserve recognition. Send FAEA a picture, description, and/or media article about arts advocacy events to with the subject line "YAM Event" at any time, and it will be included in  Florida's YAM national report !
Professional Development Opportunities
Present at the 2018 FAEA Conference!
Share your knowledge and support visual arts education in Florida as a Presenter at the 2018 FAEA Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 18th - 21st, 2018 ! The conference theme will be "Vintage Vogue: Time to Shine!"

This is a great opportunity to enhance the professional skills of your colleagues and further your own professional development.

Presentation proposal submissions will be accepted from March until the end of April.
Thank you for your membership with 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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