The FAEA Conference is just around the corner! Join fellow art educators around the state on November 7 & 8 for the 2020 FAEA Virtual Annual Conference. Continue reading to learn more about this year's virtual conference, and visit the FAEA website to register today!

Are you looking for additional professional development learning opportunities before Conference? FAEA has been working diligently to provide services dedicated to supporting our members during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to helping visual art educators by offering virtual professional development that is FREE for current members. As a benefit to our members, FAEA is posting all past digital learning events to view at any time, including the summer ArtLabs, book club discussion, and virtual demonstrations.

The Fall issue of Fresh Paint member magazine is now available! You can find the latest issue and all past issues of Fresh Paint on the FAEA website.
Postcard from the President
I would like to reiterate my appreciation for all the work you do to educate the next generation of creative thinkers and makers despite the obstacles that the current health crisis has put in our way. I want you to know that, while we are not able to be together physically for conference, our commitment to connecting with you and providing a rich professional development opportunity is right around the corner with the FAEA Virtual Annual Conference on November 7th and 8th. Saturday morning, I will present opening remarks to welcome and update you on our behind-the-scenes work at FAEA. Please tune-in and become part of this dynamic community. Workshops and discussion forums along with a keynote address by Gordon C. James will rejuvenate your inner needs as educators and artists while adding to your pedagogical tool kits with resources promoting valuable strategies to meet the needs of all students. We will have an assortment of engaging events during conference. Our app will provide you with timely communication and opportunities to keep on top of the silent auction, awards ceremony, and stimulating new knowledge as we share and personalize your learning.

As art educators we know how to break down barriers to teaching and become stronger versions of ourselves. Leading through the Creative Leadership Model has provided me with enriching experiences with colleagues throughout the state and nationally as we face hardships together. Membership in our organization is essential as we stay united as professionals. Encourage your colleagues - new to the profession or more experienced - to join or renew their membership today. Membership in FAEA is crucial to our success; just like getting out to Vote in November signifies a strong democracy.

Events throughout the state remain in a virtual platform and I encourage you to engage with the resources available through our museums. One exhibition at the Contemporary Art Modern Project (The Camp Gallery) in collaboration with Fiber Artists-Miami Association (FAMA) provided a stimulating signature exhibition commemorating American women winning the vote. The themed exhibition, Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse, is a powerful display of art representing social voices that shape democracy. These images are a great starting point for visual literacy lessons that help communicate and identify craft as a fine art as well as a powerful source of positive social change. The exhibited works are only flags, as the flag or banner is used as a metaphor or symbol of solidarity with the women of the suffrage movement in this exhibition. I urge you to investigate the power of art with your students using Florida Art Museums and Galleries. Stay connected and share your voice with us through social media, virtual learning series, and up-coming webinars. FAEA is your source for continued professional development, visit our award-winning website for more information!

Dr. Jackie Henson-Dacey
FAEA President
Professional Development
2020 FAEA Virtual Annual Conference
November 7th & 8th
Register Today!

FAEA is committed to delivering high-quality, meaningful professional development. For the health and safety of our members, attendees, and partners, FAEA is transitioning the in-person annual conference to a virtual format.
Registration is $75 and includes:
  • Two full days of 30+ live sessions - including hands-on workshops, art forums, and product showcases
  • Keynote address and special interactive session with fine artist and award-winning illustrator, Gordon C. James
  • Super Session with Hope McMath, founder and director of Yellow House
  • Super Session with Kristi Oliver of Davis Publications
  • 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony celebrating FAEA Award Winners and Member Virtual Exhibition Winners
  • Conference Swag Box with items from exhibitors (see below for more details)
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall to view exhibitor booths with video presentations and interactive meeting rooms
  • On-Demand access to recordings of all sessions, keynote address, and workshops for 14 days after conference
  • Silent auction with items valued up to $5,000
  • FAEA Conference App integrations for easy access to the schedule, session handouts, presenter contact info, and virtual exhibitor booths

Conference Swag Box
The conference swag box is a FREE curated box of art supplies and items from our conference exhibitors. If you register after October 1st, boxes will be shipped to you while supplies last and timing permits.

Check out the FAEA website to learn about:

New! Fresh Paint Magazine
FAEA's Award Winning Member Magazine!
Read the latest issue of our member magazine, Fresh Paintfor news around the Association, upcoming opportunities, and much more!

Featured Articles:
  • The Arts Are Essential
  • Little Black Sketchbook
  • Museum Spotlight: NSU Art Museum
  • Curriculum Connection
  • Just Painted - a new column for new teachers

Visit to view the 2020 Fall issue of Fresh Paint and all past issues.
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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