Last call to submit your students' artwork to the FAEA K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition! The deadline to submit is this Sunday, March 8th, 2020 . You can view the 2020 requirements and prize structure, and view past K-12 exhibitions on the FAEA website . If you have already submitted artwork, please make sure to send FAEA your signed release forms to by April 2nd, 2020.

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.

Are you interested in presenting at the 2020 FAEA Annual Conference? Session proposals are now being accepted up until April 30, 2020 . For more information, continue reading or visit the conference pages on the FAEA website.
Postcard from the President
I am so excited about the month of March! We have Youth Art Month (YAM) and the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention in Minneapolis, MN. Thanks to Chrissy Schebilski (Local Art Education Assembly Representative), Michael Ann Elliott (Member-at-Large), and Jenny Abdelnour (Center for Fine Arts Education) for producing and implementing our social media take-overs all month long. This advocacy effort is to increase public awareness of the importance of art education in our state. We are extremely fortunate to have these creative leaders initiate this exciting new programming for all members. Keep your eye out on social media to see exemplary educators share their experiences in the studio art classroom.

Heading out to Minnesota in late March will revitalize the passion for learning at the NAEA convention. Part of my work, in collaboration with Nancy Puri, President-Elect, will include a day of Delegates Assembly with state representatives around North America. The work is highly detail-oriented as we review policy and create a new pathway for professional learning for 2020-2021. The work includes networking with state leaders and recognizing the excellence in the Southeastern Region. As part of the celebration, each state brings a YAM Flag design to hang in the student gallery. FAEA is proud to announce the winner for the state of Florida, 11th grader Sureily Marestein, and her teacher, Gerald Obregon. FAEA is also extremely proud to announce that Dr. Jeff Broome, FAEA’s Higher Education Division Director, will receive the National Higher Education Art Education Award recognizing excellence in education and service to our profession.

Summer professional learning is in full development with two Master Series workshops. Florida State University Art Education Department and Lab School will help FAEA kick off the summer programming on June 5th and 6th with the first Master Series. On June 11th and 12th, the University of Florida Art Education Department, in collaboration with the Harn Museum, will welcome FAEA for the second Master Series for a special Collage Collison Workshop Series focused on a special exhibition by Maggie Taylor. Hands-on experiences are being designed by Kymberly Moreland-Garnett, Heather Hagy, Christy Garton, and Miriam Machado for our one-day intensive learning ArtLabs that will occur throughout the summer. Rounding out our summer offerings is the inaugural Creative Leadership Workshop at the Ringling College of Art and Design, which will be on July 27th and 28th. More information and full descriptions will be available in early April. Keep FAEA in your summer plans for professional learning with exemplary art educators around the state.

As we close out the month of March and recognize the exceptional student art experiences we provide for students every day, begin thinking about presenting at the 2020 FAEA Annual Conference. We are working to create a robust conference with many new and returning workshops to provide a rewarding and engaging conference event. We need you to start thinking of a topic, idea, and/or strategy that you would like to share. The pathways to learning give way to three specific types of sessions: hands-on workshops (90 mins); art forums (50 mins); and demonstration sessions (30 mins). Start thinking through a creative new idea and remember co-presenting is also a great way to dive into the conference leadership of FAEA. 

Dr. Jackie Henson-Dacey
FAEA President
Student Opportunities
K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition
The FAEA K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition is Florida's premier program for assessing student artwork, as well as promoting the artistic achievements of these students and their teachers.

We are pleased to announce that Sargent Art will be sponsoring the prizes for the 2020 K-12 Student Art Assessment & Virtual Exhibition.

Visit the FAEA website to learn more about the program requirements, rubrics, and prize structure.

Login to your FAEA account to submit your students' artwork.
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.

Share your art success with FAEA to be included in Florida's YAM national report. Email with a picture, description, and/or media article about art advocacy events celebrating the value of art education.
Professional Development
Submit a Conference Session Proposal Today!

Share your talents and expertise with fellow FAEA members as a 2020 FAEA Annual Conference Presenter. This year's conference will once again be held in Ponte Vedra Beach at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa on November 5th-8th, 2020.

Conference session proposal submission deadline:  April 30, 2020

Session Formats
  • 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

Learning Pathways
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.

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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