We look forward to starting a new collaboration serving Nebraska Home School Students. Watch for more information as this program is developed.
NATA AD-HOC COMMITTEE - Are You Interested in Serving?
We are forming an ad-hoc committee following discussion at the spring board meeting and attendance at the Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association conference. Home School groups have expressed tons of interest in our support and we have learned there is a huge home school student body not being served by our association.
This committee will look at this issue and bring a recommendation to the board, by the summer board meeting. If you have an interest in serving on this committee, please contact Jennifer Bockerman. The committee plans to spend 1/2 day in person and/or via device by June to decide upon a recommendation. Jennifer and Lynette Fast will organize a day/time for meeting when they have received enough interested members.
NAEA 2016 Summer Professional Learning Opportunities
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(Re)Invention: Art + Innovation + Disability + Design
A juried exhibition of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, showcasing artwork created at the intersection of technology, innovation, and disability. Fifteen winners share a total of $60,000 in cash prizes, with a 1st prize of $20,000. Winners are flown to Washington, D.C. to attend the exhibit opening on Capitol Hill, and take part in a 3-day intensive professional development workshop. (Re)Invention will be exhibited at the Kennedy Center as part of a year-long national tour. Deadline June 1, 2016 Apply here.
CAC - District 1
District 1 has received numerous requests from students and teachers asking for an extension to submit artwork for the Congressional Art Competition. As such, they will be excepting artwork until next Friday April 8.
Marie Woodhead, Office of Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, First District of Nebraska
Lincoln District Office, 301 S. 13th Street, Suite 100, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508, Telephone:(402)438-1598, Fax:(402)438-1604, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://fortenberry.house.gov/
Today the Governor signed LB957 into law. This bill included language from LB715, which continues the state's intent of providing matching public funds for the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Thanks to advocacy and support of Arts Advocates from around the state, there is a continuation of this public-private partnership model for supporting the arts and humanities in Nebraska. The just-signed bill extends the state's intent for the public funding portion of the Endowment, the Cultural Preservation Endowment Fund, with a $500,000 contribution per year for the next ten years. These funds must be matched dollar-for-dollar by private contributions. The earnings from both the state and private sides are then distributed to the Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska to fund grants and programs all across the state.
The Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) presents the exhibition "Student Art Show" and "MONA Live"
MONA LIVE is a four-program series from September to April featuring talented visual, literary, and performing artists. These events are FREE and open to the public.
Thursday, April 7 • 7:00-8:00 p.m.
UNK Chamber Orchestra
April 12 – May 8, 2016
Budding artists from Kearney and surrounding school districts in central Nebraska are featured during four weeks in the spring when the Museum of Nebraska Art is sparkling with the creativity of young student artists ranging from kindergarten to high school seniors. Each week a different selection of art is on view and a reception is held to honor the students.
Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps County Schools, April 12 – 17, Reception: April 13 • 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Kearney High School, April 19 – 24, Reception: April 20 • 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Kearney Public Middle Schools & Kearney Catholic High School, April 26 – May 1, Reception: April 26 • 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Kearney Public Elementary Schools, May 3 – 8, Reception: May 5 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Exhibition sponsored by the MONA GuildFor more information contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559.
Veritas Classical School Part Time Art Teacher Position:
We are looking for a part time art teacher for our upcoming launch of a Christian Classical school that complements homeschool parents in the Fall of 2016. Veritas Classical School would meet once a week for electives and right now our grades are Kindergarten through 7th/8th grade combo class.
In His providence God brings individuals into our lives who make an indelible imprint on us, and we are most grateful when that occurs. We are pleased to announce Veritas classical schools is looking to hire teachers such as this for the 2016-2017 school year.
Our prayer is for a dynamic educator to come alongside parents to raise their children to be all that God desires. The teacher will be responsible as a godly role model to instruct them in all areas according to our classical methodology and through the clear lens of a biblical worldview. Our teachers will enjoy children while inspiring them to high standards and the pursuit of genuine Christian faith.
If this sounds like you or anyone you might know contact us at email@example.com. We trust that God will bring this type of individual to our campus.
Thanks, Kristi Downing, Veritas Director
Nebraska Art Teachers Association
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