Introducing Your New NATA 2016 - 2018 Secretary
one as my favorite, but I have long considered Picasso a significant influence on my creative process. I still remember seeing “Girl before a Mirror” for the first time in my 8th grade art class (shout out to Carol Schooley) at Walnut Jr. High in Grand Island. I love painting, doodling, collaging, mixed-media, making clay rattles, and fusing glass. My hobbies include cooking, baking, bowling, traveling, reading, and drinking margaritas. I am generally easy-going and laid-back (unless card or board games are involved-- then game on!) I start most days with a cappuccino, a few loving scratches to my cat, Pluto, leisurely conversation with my husband in the “green” room, and a bit of meditation.
Last Chance - 1 Week To Submit Your Fall Conference Presentation Proposal - Due June 15th!
2016 Fall Conference Plans Are Coming Together! - Personal Invite from Deb Goodenberger, Fall Conference Chair
Dear Fellow NATA members,
I would like to personally invite you to McCook for the 2016 Fall Conference. McCook is a small, but progressive community, with a fun downtown, restaurants and wonderful people. We are thrilled to share the state’s only Frank Lloyd Wright designed house with you and are very excited about our keynote speaker, Kenneth Shelton from LA, who will inspire us to “inspire” our students with technology and 21st century thinking!
Please consider presenting for us! Our theme of, Connections By Design, is open to many interpretations. Do you have a wonderful hands-on project that teaches the Elements and Principles of Design in an unique way? How about Architecture and Interior Design? We design our curriculum around “big ideas” and our spaces to make learning easier. We design technology to work for us. We “design” everything!
We will have the Art Educator show on McCook Community College campus in the Wrightstone Gallery. Did you know MCC is the oldest community college in Nebraska? The show will be open to the public and publicized in the local paper. Instructor, Rick Johnson, PhD., our judge will give a wonderful critique--he always does and is much admired in our community.
So please consider presenting and/or attending our conference. We are working hard to make it a fun and inspiring experience for everyone! Hope to see you in McCook.
Way to go Nebraska Art Teachers
218 Members Strong! NATA Membership topped out at an all time high in May 2016! A special thank you to Bob Reeker of Lincoln and Becky Morine of Omaha for serving as membership co-chairs. They do an amazing job of contacting lapsed members and welcoming new members each month.
Get Your Summer Reading - The Perspective is Published!
Please go to the Member's Only page to view the latest issue of the NATA Perspective. If you are a current member and need an update of the Member's Only log in, please contact us. Past issues of the perspective are available for everyone on the NATA Website.
Plan Now to Attend the Summer Board Meeting!
NAEA Delegation to South Africa
This delegation has been developed to foster one-on-one dialogue with our overseas counterparts and will convene in South Africa in October 2016. You will contribute valued expertise to the team while gaining both personally and professionally from the experience. Get more information on the NATA Website by clicking the picture above.
News from other sources...
Museum of Nebraska Art presents Every Picture Tells a Story: Places
June 3 – August 21, 2016
For the annual series of exhibitions in the Postmaster Gallery, 2016 features Every Picture Tells a Story with three subjects in turn – people, places, and play. The second exhibition in the series, Places explores the enfolding persuasiveness of nature, man-made settings, and human traces.
For more information, contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559.
2016 AEP National Forum - Call for Concurrent Session Proposals – Due June 17
The deadline to submit 2016 AEP National Forum concurrent session proposals is fast approaching! AEP will accept concurrent session proposals until Friday, June 17 at 5 p.m. PST.
This year’s forum will be held in downtown Denver, Oct. 5-7 at the “uniquely fun” Curtis Hotel. A modern hotel with stylish rooms and pop culture themes, the Curtis Hotel is right across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and a thirteen-minute walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. More information...
AND WE'VE GOT A WINNER!
Congratulations! Jody Boyer, NATA Student and Member Displays Co-Chair, has received a national award for her teaching strategies and application into the classroom. She will be presented the NAEA Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education Theory in Practice Award in New Orleans March 27th. Jody will present two sessions in New Orleans: Craftivism, Community and Service Learning and Designing Sustainable Landscapes as School Based Public Art. We are very proud to embrace Jody in the leadership of our association.
Jody sums it up by saying, "Holy moly, humbled and proud! I have been awarded the 2015 CSTAE Art Teacher Social Theory-in-Practice Award, in support of my work utilizing social theory in my arts classroom! Only two teachers in the entire country get picked, I was sure my application was a long shot. I guess independently reading Paulo Freire and Bell Hooks AND applying that in my classroom IS good stuff! The CSTAE (Caucus on Social Theory in Art Education) is part of the National Art Education Association, and the award supports my presentations at the NAEA National Conference in New Orleans!"...Contact Jody.
LAST CHANCE BEFORE FEBRUARY 15TH
Nominate Outstanding NATA Members For Awards It's time to reflect upon NATA members you know that work so hard for art education. Please review the awards categories and place your nominations.
Youth Art Month Activity Planning Visit the NATA YAM website page for all the Nebraska Celebration information and to volunteer.
YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED ON NAEA PLATFORM AND POSITION STATEMENTS...
In about a month, Allison Varah and Lynette Fast will be traveling to New Orleans to represent Nebraska in NAEA Delegates Assembly. There are several position statements up for review this year. You can view position statements currently under review on the NAEA website. Send an email to Lynette and Allison with your viewpoints before March 15th.
CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS FOR MARCH NATA BOARD MEETING
The next NATA Board meeting is March 21st from 9:30am-12:30pm. at Ayars & Ayars, 2436 N. 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504. Please contact Lynette Fast or Allison Varah with your intent to attend or agenda items for the meeting.
THE PERSPECTIVE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED
Read the newest publication from NATA. Thank you to our Editor, Julie Ryan, for all her hard work! You may access the publication using your membership password. If you have misplaced the password, may contact Lynette Fast or Allison Varah.
SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS ANNOUNCED
View the exhibit list and plan to attend the exhibit.
Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition 2014-15 February 23 – March 31, 2015
OPS Teacher Administrative Center
3215 Cuming St. Omaha, NE 68131
Hours: Monday – Friday 8a.m.– 5p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. – Noon.
Hosted by Omaha Public Schools Art Department
NAEA INTERACTIVE WEBINAR
Classroom-Based Teacher Research in Art Education: Using the Power of Art and Practices of Research to Impact Art Education in Your School and Community. Two approaches to teacher-led, classroom-based research will be presented as a means of addressing issues facing school-based art teachers. February 24, 2015, 7-8pm ET. FREE for NAEA Members / $49 Non-members. Register Now!
News From Other Sources...
Sheldon Artful Teacher Night
Printmaking and Historic Processes, Feb 26th, 4:30-7:30pm
Artful Teaching at the Sheldon Museum of Art brings together Lincoln Public Schools, private, and home school teachers from multiple disciplines for an evening of learning, networking and fun. Held in the spring and fall, Artful Teaching connects the museum’s collection with LPS curriculum for art, language arts and social studies.
Register on Eventbrite or contact Lisa Maurer, public programs coordinator, at email@example.com or 402-472-4524.
Red Path Gallery & Tasting Room
Friday, February 6th, 2015 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open House and Art Talk by Marcia Bauerle
-“Woven Grace” – mixed media by Marcia Bauerle
Art Talk at 4:00 – Stop by and listen to Marcia and take a look at her art work.
Open House from 4:00 – 7:00
Show runs through the end of February.
THE NATA WEBSITE IS WHERE IT'S AT!
Use our site to find what you need to know about our association.
The summer board meeting is July 18th, in Ansley, NE. If you are interested in attending with the board, please notify Allison Varah, firstname.lastname@example.org, to confirm your attendance ASAP. A social/light lunch will begin at noon with the meeting following.
You can use the NATA Calendar anytime to stay up to date on details, events, and deadlines. Take a look today!
Get your ENTRIES in for the ART EDUCATOR SHOW
DEADLINE - JULY 15th. Enter and pay on the 2014 Fall Conference Page.
Keep up on September 26 & 27 Fall Conference Events on the 2014 Fall Conference page. Check back regularly to find more details and events. You will be able to register and pay for everything through our website.
The June 2014 Perspective newsletter is now available for members. Remember to use your NATA member's only password to access.
Nebraska Art Teachers Association
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