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.
Nebraska Art Teachers Association
Check out these active NATA members sites