South Carolina Art Education Association
SCAEA July 2017 Newsletter
President's Palette


I hope everyone's summer is off to a great start!  I had the pleasure of attending CLIA at the Governor's School the first week of June.  What a fantastic experience!  I highly recommend this to anyone who has not attended before!  As well, there were a large number of SCAEA members up there (and hopefully we have some new members after talking to them about the benefits of membership!)  Speaking of membership benefits, hats off to our Treasurer, Karen Wheeler, who created a great little PR piece for the SCAEA during a video production class.  If you have not seen it, you may access it on our FB page or on this link by clicking HERE.

Meg, Cynthia and I had the opportunity to head down to Beaufort last week to work on planning for the fall conference! We met with the chamber, USCB and Mayor Billy!  They have been so wonderful to work with and we have some great things planned!  Don't forget to mark your calendars for November 3rd through the 5th.  I am hoping to have hotel information for you next week so be on the lookout for a Constant Contact email and FB post on this!

Just another reminder that we are accepting proposals to present for the conference.  The theme is INSPIRE & CREATE. If you have never presented before (or you are a regular presenter) and have an inspirational or creative lesson that you would like to share with the group, please do!  All proposals are due by August 31st.  You can access the proposal link by clicking HERE.

If you know of a SCAEA member who is an outstanding teacher, how about nominating him/her for one of our many awards!  It really is quite simple and takes no time! Nominations are due by August 4th for awards.  You can access the form for Nominations by clicking HERE.

As well, don't forget about the other opportunities we have:
Student Scholarship: click HERE.

Mary Whyte Award 
(DID I MENTION IT IS $5000?  $2500 for you and a $2500 supply award from City Art)...WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Click HERE to access the application.

R. Scot Hockman Teacher Grant (up to $1000)
Click HERE to access the application.

Please consider looking at all of the above and nominating someone who is deserving!

Here is to hoping that the rest of your summer is relaxing and rejuvenating!  Please let us know if you have any questions about the conference, awards, etc.  You can contact me at or



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2017 SCAEA Conference
Inspire & Create
USC Beaufort
November 3-5, 2017
Important News
Lower Region Information from Elise Stuck
Lower Region Members- We need you!  
Please complete this brief survey, so we can serve you better.
Thank you for your time and feedback.

Higher Ed Information from Tracey Hunter-Doniger
The Read to Succeed course designed for visual art educators is up and running.  Please sign up at . This course is 100% on line and has been created to engaging and relative to visual art content.  With the added bonus of meeting the Read to Succeed requirement.
Any questions? Contact Tammy Hegler at the Virtual Learning office. Phone: 803-734-8030 Email: 

Secondary Division News from Jennifer Fox
We are already in the throws of planning the SC NAHS State Convention 2018!  
We are moving venues, as the Columbia Museum will not be available due to renovations -- plus, last year's convention was so well attended, we have outgrown the space!   
Exact dates will be sent when a venue is secured, but we are looking to keep it in March, to coincide with Youth Art Month.  I f you have questions, you can contact me at

Youth Art Month News from Randall Clamp
Thank you to all of the teachers and coordinators who participated in the 2017 Youth Art Month (YAM) events sponsored by the SCAEA.
The winners of each Regional YAM show were advanced to the 2017 South Carolina YAM Show which was held at Edventure in Columbia. This year our sponsor, Sargent Art, awarded student and teacher prizes for the state winners including: Elementary School Division, Middle School Division and High School Division. Each winning student received art supplies worth $100 and each winning teacher received classroom art supplies worth $300. The Overall winning student received a cash prize of $1,500 in the form of a check and the Overall winning teacher received classroom art supplies worth $2,000. Thank you to Sargent Art for their continued support of the SCAEA and the South Carolina YAM Show. Congratulations to all participants.
Please plan on participating in your Region's YAM show next spring. If you have any YAM questions, please contact your Regional Coordinator or Randall Clamp at .
Congratulations to the 2017 South Carolina Youth Art Month Show Winners:
Overall Winner:
Josh! Drews , Spring Valley High School
Central Region
Student: Madeleine P.
Elementary School Division Winner:
Molly Wise-Drews , Center for Knowledge
Central Region
Student: Emma Claire R.
Middle School Division Winner:
Joshua Powell , Southwood Academy of the Arts
Western Region
Student: Skylar G.
High School Division Winner:
Steven Bailey , Summerville High School
Lower Region
Student: Madison B.
Congratulations to the 2017 South Carolina Youth Art Month Show Participating Teachers:
Elementary School Division
April Cross, Sand Hill Elementary School
Rebecca Lindblade, Ocean Drive Elementary School                        
Mandy Pate, Waccamaw Elementary School
Carol Smith, Richard Carroll Elementary School  
Grace Smith, Sterling School
Mollye Spitler, Greenbrier Elementary School                                                            
Molly Wise-Drews, Center for Knowledge
Angela Zokan, Gilbert Elementary School
Middle School Division
Teresa Alsing , Bamberg-Ehrhardt Middle School
Sunni Blanton, Black Water Middle School
Anna G. Dean, Sterling School / Charles Townes Center
Joshua Powell, Southwood Academy of the Arts
Kathryn Shumway Van Ness, Forestbrook Middle School
High School Division
Steven Bailey, Summerville High School
Rachelle L. Bianchi, Riverside High School
Josh! Drews, Spring Valley High School
Catherine Ellis, Ashley Ridge High School
Jamie Franklin & Richard Spivey, Academy for Arts, Science & Technology
Bill Hicks, Westwood High School
Donna Shank-Major , Fine Arts Center

Winning Artwork from Overall Winner, Madeleine P.

News from Carrie Ann Power at the Department of Education
As a result of the dedicated efforts of a team of South Carolina educators from the schools and districts across South Carolina, as well as representatives from institutions of higher education and arts related businesses, the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency were APPROVED for final reading by the State Board of Education on June 13, 2017.
The NEW 2017 South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency can be accessed using this link:
Crosswalk (Bridge) documents for your arts content area will be posted on the Visual and Performing Arts website soon.  The crosswalks will help you find where the 2010 content can be found in the new 2017 document.
Professional Development
Carrie Ann Power will be offering three regional professional development opportunities this fall for Elementary Visual and Performing Arts Teachers.  Professional development for Middle and High School Visual and Performing Arts Teachers will take place in the spring. This professional development series is being offered to provide a deep dive into the NEW 2107 Standards.  The official release of the fall professional development series and a link to register will be sent to school districts in the fall.
Thank you for your commitment to your students and the field of Arts Education. I hope to see you this year at one of the many professional development opportunities being offered in our state.


Carrie Ann Power

Opportunities, Contests, Scholarships, and More
Mary Whyte Award 
Established in 2007, the Mary Whyte Art Educator Award is designed to highlight a visual art teacher in a South Carolina public high school who has demonstrated superior commitment to their students and to their craft. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500 and is administered and presented annually by the South Carolina Art Education Association.
Click  HERE to access the application.

R. Scot Hockman Teacher Grant
Applicants must be active members of SCAEA for at least one year prior to the year of application.  Applicants must also teaching in a K-12 setting.
Grant funds must be used to support instruction during the regular school day. The grant amount awarded may be up to $750.
Teachers that are awarded grant funds must present a session at the SCAEA State Conference following grant implementation. This presentation will include an overview of the their grant program or unit, a description of the impact on student achievement, the impact on the teacher's instructional practices, and examples of student and/or teacher products created through grant funds.
Grant activities must be founded on the National Visual Art Standards and provide effective, innovative art instruction.
Applications and letters of support must be submitted by 5 PM on Friday, January 13, 2018.
Click  HERE to access the application.

Arts Curricular Innovation Grants:
Grant Awards for FY18 should be released sometime in August. Writing an Arts Curricular grant is a great way to get the needed materials and professional development necessary to increase student achievement in the arts. The SCDE provides grant funds to schools and districts that propose arts initiatives that will support quality arts education programs that significantly improve student achievement in the arts. 
The FY19 grant cycle will be based on the implementation of the NEW South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards for Visual and Performing Arts Proficiency.
The new request for proposals is released in January and deadlines for applications are in April.  If you are interested in writing a grant, watch the SCDE website in January for the release of the new RFPs.

National Young Arts Foundation:
How do students apply for US Presidential Scholar in the Arts?
Young Arts, the core program of The National Young Arts Foundation nominates up to 60 candidates for consideration as US Presidential Scholars in the Arts following participation in Young Arts week. Young Arts can be contacted directly for specific questions at 1 800 970 ARTS or via email at
The registration deadline for this program is in October every year.  As an Arts Educator, please go online to view the student application process and get familiar with the program prior to next fall.  You may have some students you want to encourage to participate.
See also FACT Sheet on US Presidential Scholars Program below:
Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program:
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is announcing the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program. This annual program offers public school twelfth-grade students the opportunity to compete for a scholarship worth approximately $2,000 in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and recognize academic and artistic excellence. Watch for the new applications to be posted on the website this fall. 

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Inspiring Art
Spanish artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón or " Belin " thoughtfully merges cubism and realism in his new project.  If the subjects of his work seem familiar (albeit distorted), it's because Belin focuses on famous artists in this portrait series. To learn more, click HERE.

If you would like to include relevant information in the next SCAEA newsletter, please email Lane Laney at