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Are Your Grade 7-12 Students Planning to Submit Scholastic Art Entries? January 12th deadline!
Submissions for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are now open through January 12, 2015. To get started, visit the SIGN UP PAGE. Teachers must register each year before students can sign up. Be sure that you have your school zip code handy so that you can get the guidelines and deadline for Nebraska's Program. Did you know that students on free or reduced lunch receive a fee waiver? You can also use images from past award winners as teaching tools in class. Check out the audio artist statements and use them in the classroom.
The Unratified September 2015 NATA Board Meeting Minutes Are Now Available For Your Review
Have you considered attending NAEA SummerVision?
This year NAEA has expanded the program to include two opportunities for professional development. SummerVision Crystal Bridges will be held in Bentonville, Arkansas June 22-25, 2015. SummerVisionDC is July 21-24, 2015. Spend four art filled days as part of a professional learning community. Get info and register today.
Interested in Standards Based Grading?
This may sound intimidating. The standards based grading theory nicely aligns to the portfolio review process of grading in art. Iowa is hosting a Standards Based Grading Conference in Cedar Rapids March 30, 2015. Register now.
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Nebraska Wesleyan University's Bridge Exhibition
The Nebraska Wesleyan University's Bridge Exhibition will be on display from December 2 through December 7, 2014 at the Elder Gallery on the NWU campus. The juried show is the only competition in the state of Nebraska for twelfth grade art students. An awards ceremony and artists reception will be held from noon till one on December 7. Congratulations to the students from these high schools who are represented in the show: Brancroft-Rosalie, Creighton Prep, Deshler, Exeter-Milligan, Grand Island, Lincoln High, Lincoln Northeast, Millard South, Mullen, Omaha Westside, Perkins County, Raymond Central, Stanton, Verdigre, Waverly, Wahoo, and Bedford, IA.
Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest Announced
-Entries Due March 1, 2015-
WASH., D.C.—November 25, 2014—Elementary, middle and high school teachers and their students are encouraged to participate in the annual Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, an integral part of the 10th annual national Endangered Species Day, celebrated on and around May 15, 2015.
Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places. The Youth Art Contest provides K-12 students residing in the United States with an opportunity to learn about endangered species and express their knowledge and support through artwork. Young artists who are home schooled and participate in youth groups are also eligible to submit their art. More than 2,000 young artists from throughout the country entered this year’s contest.
Entries to the Saving Endangered Species contest must be postmarked by March 1, 2015. A prestigious panel of artists, photographers and conservationists will judge the artwork. Winners will be chosen in four categories: K-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12, and will receive plaques and art supply gift packs. In addition, one grand prize winner will be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. in May and also receive a special art lesson from a professional artist.
The Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest is organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Endangered Species Coalition, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Child Art Foundation.
For more information, including judging criteria and an entry form, visit www.endangeredspeciesday.org An endangered species art lesson plan is also available.
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