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!
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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...
Nebraska Art Teachers Association
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