NATA's Rich History
Did you know that Nebraska Art Teacher's Association was formed in 1923? Here's an excerpt from a document written in 1983 by Lynn Galbraith and Roscoe Shields for the 60th Anniversary of NATA.
"The Association has its roots in the former 'Art Section' of the Nebraska State Teachers' Association. At a regular meeting of the Art Section on January 19th, 1923 in Omaha, it was proposed that a 'Nebraska Art Teachers' Association be organized in order to respond to Nebraska's need for more and better art teachers. Miss Stella LaMond, of Fremont, was elected as the first President of the Association. Miss LaMond was asked to appoint an executive committee consisting of one art teacher from each district represented.......the first scheduled meeting on February 9th, 1924, in Fremont, at the Hotel Pathfinder. Forty-two people attended this initial meeting and they represented eight communities: Fremont, Hastings, Kearney, Lincoln, Neligh, Omaha, York, and Wayne."
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Images from 2004 provided by Julie Ryan
March 26-28, New Orleans, LA. Early registration ends Thursday, February 26th.
Advocacy themed articles for the summer publication of the NATA Perspective newsletter are due Sunday, March 1, 2015 to Julie Ryan.
Please keep everyone informed of all the amazing art events across the state. You can submit your information and photos about NATA events to the NATA Board:
Professional Learning Director: DeAnn Hanisch
- ESU 1,2,3,7,8,19: Angie Fischer
- ESU 4,5,6,9,18: Nissa Sturgeon
- ESU 10,11: Jan Jones
- ESU 13,15,16,17: Deb Goodenberger
Saturday, February 28. Alice Buffett through Lincoln Southwest High School at 11:00am. Litchfield High through York at 1:00pm. Hosted by OPS Art Department.
Exhibition February 23-March 31, 2015
OPS Teacher Administration Center
3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-noon.
Would you like to attend the NATA Board meeting, March 21st, 9:30am-12:30pm, Ayars & Ayars 2436 N. 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68504? See the draft agenda and email Lynette Fast and Allison Fees Varah with your intent to attend by March 7th.
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.
News From Other Sources...
My name is Don Robson and I serve as a professor of art and the chairman for the Department of Art at Concordia University, Nebraska. I'm emailing to share some exciting news with you regarding this year's Jones Bank Fine Arts Series. Each year the Jones National Bank & Trust Company of Seward brings a distinguished artist or artisans to campus for several days to teach and rehearsing with students, culminating in a public performance. This year's artist is Eric Rieger.
Eric Rieger (HOTTEA) is an Emmy award winning street artist. His stunning typographical installations are both beautifully elaborate and simple. HOTTEA typically works with yarn to create installations that co-exist with a space non-destructively and brings attention to neglected and forgotten spaces. His works have been displayed by invitation throughout the United States and internationally, with recent installations in London, Berlin, New York City, Los Angeles, Montreal, Vancouver, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Switzerland and Detroit.
The following is the schedule of events in which you and your students are welcome to attend:
April 8-11, 2015 (Wednesday – Saturday)
· Wednesday – Jones Bank lawn artwork
· Thursday - Begin Courthouse staircase work
· Friday - Courthouse staircase work completed
· Saturday - 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Artwork viewing
If you have questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Brutlag at email@example.com. If interested, please consider sharing Eric's bio and our schedule in your school newsletter and events calendar along with the following links
Thanks and I hope to see you and your students in April.
Professor Donald W. Robson
Chair, Department of Art
Concordia University, Nebraska
Brommer Art Center 107
800 North Columbia Avenue
Seward, Nebraska 68434