NATA Division Leadership Needed!
Hello, NATA members! We want you! We are looking for a middle school and high school division leadership representative in the Community Division! Please see the role descriptions and contact Stephanie Carlson-Pruch for more information and apply online!
ONLY 2 DAYS - Register by March 31!
ESU 10 Spring Art Teachers' Networkshop
Painting with Paper: Exploring Abstract Collage- Sue Hart, My goal is not only to fill your cups as instructors but also as artists; to encourage your creative voice.
Making Curriculum Connections with the Standards- Lorinda Rice, Curriculum Specialist for Visual Art at Lincoln Public Schools will facilitate a session to develop the whole learner.
Thank you to ESU 10 Liaison, Jan Jones, for facilitating this learning opportunity!
ESU 3 Workshop for Art Teachers
Thank you to Tim Bogatz, NATA ESU 3 Liaison, and Paula Yoachim for facilitating this learning opportunity!
News from other sources...
In his first solo exhibition at MONA, painter and graphic designer Mark Hartman creates dimensional wall pieces that incorporate painting, metal embossing, and cut shapes. Influenced by the work of Frank Stella, Eddie Dominguez, and Paul Rand as well as elements of graphic design, the objects dispel with “frames, rectangles, and canvas.” Hartman is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Artist Talk and Reception: April 9 • 1:30 p.m.
2016 Nebraska Now exhibitions are sponsored by Deanna & Fred Bosselman.
You Can Advocate Support
In LB957, the Nebraska Legislature voted to appropriate $500,000 a year for 10 years to the Cultural Preservation Endowment Fund, which is the state portion of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. These funds must be matched with private donations raised by the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, with earnings distributed to support arts and cultural programs in the state.
The Nebraska Cultural Endowment works because the Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska can only be allocated the earnings from the Endowment if they are matched dollar-for-dollar from private donations. The principal remains in the state treasury. This system has worked for many years. Thanks to this public/private match, over $8.3 million dollars has been distributed to arts organizations statewide without additional state or federal support.
LB957 was passed by the Legislature on yesterday and presented to Governor Pete Ricketts. We need your help in contacting the Governor's office.
Please encourage Governor Ricketts to keep the Cultural Preservation Endowment Fund provision as part of LB957 to benefit arts and humanities programs in this private-public partnership.
You can advocate your support by:
Career Opportunties in the Arts
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is hiring a Residency Arts Technician. This person will work directly with artists-in-residence to provide educational and technical support as well as assist in material/service sourcing for the research and production of new artwork. Bemis opportunity
Omaha Conservatory of Music is seeking a Community Engagement Manager to assist with the coordination and operation of their community engagement and outreach programs. OCM opportunity
Spotlight on Student Achievement in the Arts
Each month, Nebraskans for the Arts honors a Nebraska student who has made outstanding achievements in the visual or performing arts. Student Nominees Needed We are seeking nominations of Nebraska students for this program. Please go to our website and help us honor a student in your school or organization's programs that is excelling in the arts.
Nominations Sought for NebraskARTS Award
Nominations for the 2016 NebraskARTS Award are now open and online. Consider honoring a Nebraska school or school district that supports and encourages achievement in the media arts, visual arts, dance, music, or theater. Nominations are due Friday, September 2nd.
Governor's Arts Awards
The 2016 Governor's Arts Awards was held March 22nd in La Vista. Over 500 attendees shared in a celebration of individuals and organizations that shape our state's artistic landscape. The ceremony, "Imagining the Future of the Arts," was led by Governor Pete Ricketts and emceed by Juli Burney. Entertainment was provided by Bassoons Across Nebraska. To view videos of the award recipients and photos from this year's event, please visit the NAC GAA webpage.
Nebraska Art Teachers Association
Check out these active NATA members sites