South Carolina Art Education Association
SCAEA December 2016 Newsletter
President's Palette
Greetings and Happy December!

On behalf of the board, we would like to thank all of you who made it to our 2016 Annual Conference in Greenville.  We had 234+ registrants, 3 packed days of sessions and events, 3 incredible General Sessions and speakers, 1 fantastic awards ceremony, 1 creative artist bazaar, great food, a wonderful location, and a successful event!

Plans are underway for the 2017 conference.  For those who could not make it to this year's, mark your calendars for November 2017 in beautiful Beaufort!  Be on the lookout in January with the specific date of our conference and other important information!

2017 looks to be quite busy for the SCAEA. The first two items kicking off our year will be the SC Arts Advocacy Day on February 7th and the NAEA Convention in New York City (March 2-4).  I hope many of you will be able to join us!   
The link for participating in the Arts Advocacy Day is:

The link for the NAEA Conference is: 

YAM exhibits and events will be going on in each of the regions. Be on the lookout for information from your Region Coordinator about this.  As well, don't forget about the YAM Flag competition sponsored by Sargent Art! (great prizes for you and your student!)

I wish each and every one of you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.  Enjoy the time with your family and friends, and most of all, use this time to relax and re-energize!  Looking forward to seeing you all in 2017!

Catherine Campbell

Save the Date
SC Arts Advocacy Day
SC Statehouse
Columbia, SC
February 7th, 2017

Lower State Art Retreat
Gibbes Museum
Charleston, SC
Saturday, February 25th, 2017

NAHS/NJAHS Conference
Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, SC
Saturday March 11th, 2017

2017 NAEA National Convention
New York, NY
March 2-4, 2017

Important News
Lower Region News from Elise Stuck
Fearless Faux Encaustics:
An Art Retreat hosted by SCAEA Lower Region
Join us for a faux encaustic workshop presented by Professor Tracey Hunter-Doniger at the Gibbes Museum.  Come relax and rejuvenate through the artistic process as we explore a unique painting medium.  The faux aspect of this process will enable you to safely apply your newfound skills and knowledge of encaustics in the K-12 grade classroom. 
Also included in the workshop is a guided tour of the Gibbes Museum.  Learn about the many art educational resources available to you and your students.  Following the workshop, you may wish to explore the wealth of art opportunities found in downtown Charleston.  Check out this  link to see just a few of the galleries. 
Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Time: 10:30am-1:00pm
Location: Gibbes Museum, 135 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401
Cost: $10  (Non-members $20)
Registration Deadline: February 10th, 2017 
To reserve your spot, complete the following form and submit payment by Feb. 10th.  You will need your NAEA membership number.                        
Please make checks payable to SCAEA and mail to:
Elise Stuck, WHAIES
8600 William Moultrie Dr.
North Charleston, SC 29420
Contact Elise Stuck, SCAEA Lower Region Coordinator, at
Link to Encaustics Workshop Flyer:  Click Here.

Lower Region Youth Art Month Show
Join the South Carolina Art Education Association in celebrating the creative students and art programs of our state during Youth Art Month! The Lower Region celebration will be hosted at FABULON: Center for Art and Education on Saturday, March 18th, 2017, from 2:00-4:00pm.  The showcase will include refreshments, art activities for all ages, and award announcements at 3:45pm.

See links below for more information:
YAM Submission Form
Click here for YAM Submission Form.
YAM Flyer

Eastern Region News with Jen Pierce
The Eastern region YAM show will run from  March 10-15th at Conway Glass in Conway. 
Each teacher can submit 4 entries.  Art is due March 1st to either Jen Pierce @ Myrtle Beach High School, Conway Glass (708 12th Ave. Conway, SC 29526), or Leesa Meador at Waccamaw Elementary. There will be 2 separate receptions this year.  March 10th will be the middle/high school reception from 6-8pm   Awards @ 7pm.  March 11th will be the Elementary reception from 6-8pm  Awards @ 7pm.
Please email  for further info.

Higher Ed Information from Tracey Hunter-Doniger
The Higher Education Division of SCAEA is working on a Read to Succeed course specifically designed for Visual Arts Educators.  This course will be designed to meet the requirements of the Read to Succeed legislature while making the information relevant to visual arts teachers.  The course will be 100% on line and ran through the state. As of right now the tentative date for the course release will be March. More information will be provided as we know the details.
Additionally, we are investigating the new ADEPT and how it relates to visual arts.

Secondary Division News from Jennifer Fox
The NAHS state convention is booked for  Saturday, March 11, 2017  9am-3pm at the Columbia Museum of Art.

T-shirt contest info and workshop details are forthcoming.  

For questions or suggestions, contact:
Jennifer Fox

Middle Level Division Update from Joshua Powell
Thanks to all who attended our Middle Level meeting concerning curriculum development during the conference.  I will be sharing information through Google Classroom with all interested middle level teachers.  Please use the code 7ynbhb to join.

News from Carrie Ann Powers at the Department of Education
As a result of the dedicated efforts of a team of South Carolina educators from the school and district levels, as well as representatives from institutions of higher education, the South Carolina Visual and Performing Arts Standards are now available for public review and feedback through an online field review survey. The development process established provides an opportunity to ensure South Carolina's high quality standards are based on current research and best practices and meet the varied educational needs of our state's students.

Links to the online surveys are included below. More detailed information regarding the organization of the standards, as well as the process for submitting feedback, is included in the individual survey forms. Everyone is invited to review the draft standards and provide feedback using the online forms below by January 15, 2017 .

The draft standards can be accessed using this link:
Feedback Forms can be accessed using the following link:

Feedback on the South Carolina Visual and Performing Arts Standards will be reviewed by the Writing Committee, and necessary revisions will be made to the draft standards. Public comment must be submitted via the online survey forms. The field review period will end on January 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) announces that the 2017-18 Request for Proposals for the Arts Curricular Innovation Grants (ACIG)- Distinguished Arts Program grant is now available online. The deadline to apply is April 10, 2017 .

For this funding round, the SCDE will fund schools and districts that propose arts initiatives that will support quality arts education programs that significantly improve student achievement in the arts based on the implementation of the 2010 South Carolina Academic Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts.

The SCDE will offer a technical assistance webinar for interested grant applicants on January 27, 2017, from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. , via Blackboard Collaborate. Please use this link to participate. Participants may log in up to 30 minutes in advance of the session to test their equipment and download handouts.

Visit the SCDE Grant Opportunities page for updated information on grants, eligibility, application deadlines, and technical assistance.

Please watch for the release of the Innovative Arts Works Grant and the Strategic Arts Planning Grant coming soon.

Opportunities, Contests, Scholarships, and More
The Converse College Young Women in Art Juried Exhibition deadline for entries is  March 10, 2017 . The exhibition runs  March 14 - 25  when the closing reception will occur  1:30 - 3:00 . Entry information can be found at

S.C. Department of Education 2017 School Bus Safety Poster Contest
The South Carolina Department of Education Office of Transportation is seeking entries for the 2017 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest.
This year's theme is "My Driver - My Safety Hero!" which emphasizes the important role the bus driver plays in keeping students safe on and around the bus. The competition is divided into five divisions based on grade level and is open to students in grades K-12. Entries must be received by the Office of Transportation by 4:30 p.m. on July 3, 2017, with winners announced in early August 2017.
First place winning posters in each division will be entered for judging in the National School Bus Safety Poster Contest, with judging held at the NAPT Conference and Trade Show in the fall of 2017.
The South Carolina Overall Contest Winner and first, second, and third place winners in each division will receive a plaque and a framed copy of their posters. Additionally, the Overall Contest Winner's poster will be used to promote School Bus Driver Appreciation Week in February 2018.
The National Overall Contest Winner's poster will be used to promote School Bus Safety Week in October 2018.
Full details and contest rules are available at or by contacting the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Transportation at  803-734-8246.

ConneCTEd and Ready: Creating Career Connections 
The Office of Career and Technology Education is requesting student designs for the 2017 Education and Business Summit (EBS). The theme for this year's EBS is ConneCTEd and Ready: Creating Career Connections. The winning design will be featured on printed and electronic conference materials for 2017. The student or student team with the winning design will be recognized at the opening ceremony of the 2017 EBS on June 25, 2017.

The student designs must be submitted via e-mail to no later than Wednesday, January 11, 2017, by the career center director or high school principal. An entry form must accompany each design. Student teams may submit a design; however, it must meet all guidelines outlined in the official rules.

Designs will receive confirmation of submission via e-mail within two business days. Submissions will be assessed with a rubric and the winning design will be notified no later than March 1, 2017. For questions concerning this process, please contact Rachel Rutledge,, 803-734- 8438.

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.

Applicants may participate in one of the following discipline areas: creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts. To compete, students should submit one original composition and a process folio for the visual arts area and an original and two copies of the original composition and process folio for the creative writing, dance, music, or theatre categories. Entriesmust be received by 5:00 p.m. or postmarked on or before Monday, February 6, 2017.

Send your applications to Carrie Ann Power, 1429 Senate Street, Suite 607-B, Columbia, SC 29201. Applications and a printable brochure are available on the SCDE website,

Panels of adjudicators in each area will review submissions and select a recipient and two alternates in each arts area. Adjudicators will base their selections on individual arts discipline criteria and the correlation of the process folio to the finished work. Awards will be announced in May 2017.   For additional information, please contact Carrie Ann Power at 803-734-0323 or

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Inspiring Art
German street artist 1010 has been creating "cavernous" murals.  These optical illusions are created by painting different values of warm or cool colors in concentric "rings" over a dark background.  Read more about the artist and his work here

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