March Is Youth Art Month
NATA Youth Art Month Advocacy Show is Installed in the State Capitol
A very special thank you to this year's facilitators and installers! Andrea Jenkins, Everett Elementary; Jennifer Bockerman, Lincoln Lutheran Jr/Sr High School; Pam King, Campbell Elementary; Mollie Leisinger (and Shane Leisinger), Brooke Gillotti, and Jocelyn Reiss, Lincoln North Star High School spent a couple hours after school this week installing the show which features 90 student works submitted by 45 teachers from across Nebraska.
Jocelyn Reiss, Lorinda Rice, and Carol Jabor of Lincoln Public Schools and Debbie DeFrain and Carol Bom of the Nebraska Department of Education have worked hours and hours to facilitate, collect work, and prepare the program for March 12th, 2016 @ 2PM. Please make a special effort to attend with your students.
NATA 2016 Officer Election Results Are In
It is our pleasure to announce that the election of NATA’s 2016-2018 Executive Board positions is complete and the membership has selected four new members to join the executive board. The members are sincerely grateful for the wonderful slate of candidates that was presented to them. It was the largest number of candidates in over 10 years.
Taking office on July 1st will be Josie Langbehn and Jody Boyer serving as Co-President Elect, Carolyn Albracht serving at Secretary, and Bill Cavill serving as Treasurer.
These four educators will join Melissa Cleaver and Julie Ryan who will be serving as Co-President and Lynette Fast and Allison Fees Varah who will transition to Co-Past President.
On behalf of the Executive Board and the NATA membership, please accept our hearty congratulations and sincere gratitude for your willingness to serve the NATA membership!
Congressional Art Competition 9-12 Grade
Information NOW AVAILABLE!
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
NATA facilitates and juries the Nebraska District 2 and 3 local level competition. For information go to the NATA website to find your submission information. Entries are due March 15th to Debbie Kippley. Bellevue is now in district 1, so please submit your work to Jeff Fortenbury's office.
District 1, Jeff Fortenbury's office, is facilitated by his office. If you have any questions you maycontact Marie Woodhead at (402) 438-1598. For additional information you may also visit the CAC website.
News from other sources...
Inside Out Project
We are contacting you because we think you are a great interface between a world-wide participatory art project like the INSIDE OUT Project created by the TedPrize winning artist JR and the pupils in your community.
We want to develop this free and independent project in schools and are looking for schools that would be interested in getting involved with the Inside Out Project. We want students, with the help of their teachers, director and staff members, to raise awareness and draw attention to a cause that matters to them.
Are you interested in creating an Inside Out project in your school? Or do you know schools in your area that would be interested in creating an IOP project? From kindergarten to universities, we want to support any kind of project!
Let us know if you have any questions and go visit our website to know more about the projects that have been done all around the world!
Thank you! Best regards, Gianna, The Inside Out Team
....along with a wine and cheese tasting, on Monday, March 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at our Main Bank in York. The featured artist will be Todd Williams. Todd is a native of Central City and is currently involved in the Nebraska 150 project: Painting the Legacy of Nebraska. Cornerstone Bank is proud to sponsor nine of Todd’s paintings, representing nine different Nebraska counties: Boone, Butler, Clay, Fillmore, Polk, Thayer, Valley, Wheeler and York. Please contact Mandy Hengelfelt at 402-363-7423 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Cornerstone Bank, 529 Lincoln Avenue, P.O. Box 69, York, NE 68467
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