We are pleased to announce that we have over 120 registered participants for fall conference! Thank you for your early registration! We will be able to accept further registrations and lodging without raising the fees, however workshops are filling and lodging on location may become unavailable. To get what you want, register ASAP!
Melissa Cleaver is looking for some assistance with the student art show and member poster session set up and tear down at fall conference. She needs help on Thursday evening and Friday morning setting up and Saturday afternoon taking down. If you could help for a few minutes at any of these times, please email Melissa.
WE HAVE AT LEAST 5 PAID REGISTRATIONS FOR NOVICE TEACHERS FOR OUR DRAWING ON SEPT 12TH!
Would you like to foster the growth you have experienced by attending NATA Fall Conference? Are you a novice teacher of 5 years or less and ready to join NATA? We have the perfect match for you!
Sponsor a novice teacher to attend fall conference for 2 days. The new teacher will be required to join NATA/NAEA before or at fall conference ($80). The mentor will receive a discount rate for purchasing a novice registration.
Register to win if you have 5 years or less teaching experience and you want to be entered to win a 2 Day fall conference registration. On September 12th, 2014 we will draw as many names as we have sponsored registrations. Winners will be notified immediately so arrangements can be made to attend conference. You must be available to attend September 26-27, 2014 in Aurora, NE. If you are notified as a recipient, you must join NATA before or when you arrive at the conference.
Kate Marx : Mixed Media
Working with nature and using three original works of art from Sheldon Statewide’s Depicting Nature: From the Scientific to the Sublime as our inspiration, we will create, explore and expand upon two unique forms of art making that stem from the use of found materials. The first process will involve the sun and water and is inspired by Imogen Cunningham’s photograph, Rubber Plant. We will collect specimens from the outdoors with interesting silhouettes and shapes and arrange on light sensitive paper. With Judy Stone Nunnely’s print titled Solar System as inspiration we will then use various mediums such as ink and other found materials to add interesting elements to the image.
Our second piece will incorporate materials commonly found at home. Beginning with a pre-cut piece of masonite as the base for the work and a mixture of glue and water, we will breathe new life into disposable items. We will re-use the paper towels from the first project to trace out the shapes of our objects and adhere them to the masonite board. Next, we will cut out shapes of cardboard to create raised and lowered areas in our work. Using thin sheets of toilet paper, we will create a texture over top of the paper towel and cardboard outlined image. Once dried, we will apply acrylic paint to the top of the image using the work, Landscape Organicism by Sandra Gierke as inspiration. Once the acrylic has dried, an application of an oil-based glaze will be applied to the entire image as well as a clear coat to finish the piece.
Jocelyn Reiss, Curriculum Facilitator
Jocelyn Lippincott Reiss began teaching informally fourteen years ago as a docent at the Sheldon museum of art while pursuing a BFA in studio art. She also holds an MA in Education and has taught elementary and middle level art in Omaha. Currently she instructs photography, jewelry, sculpture and drawing courses at Lincoln North Star High School. She recently served as a reviewer for the NE Fine Arts Standards, and worked at the district level to adapt these new standards. This is her first year as the NATA Exhibition Co-Chair.
Tom Bouse, Naturalist
Born in Nebraska City in 1949, Tom was raised in Bennet, NE with an appreciation for the outdoors at a young age. He earned a BFA in Art Education/ Photography, 1972, putting a successful hand to a range of mediums. He was employed by Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery (traveling works) in the 1980’s, roughly the same time he worked as a canoe outfitter with Loren Wilson on the Niobrara river. A member and now President of Nebraska Independent Film Projects, Tom serves as Liaison to the Board of the Friends of Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Combining his life-long passions for Nebraska, its people, art, and nature, he has cultivated an extensive knowledge of Great Plains natural features and historic sites. Tom is a long time supporter of original art and artists from the Great Plains. One of his earlier collaborations was a Spring Creek Prairie short film featuring a Nebraska family ensemble.
The Leadership Center will allow us to replace their wall art with our own artwork throughout the premises for the duration of the conference. Each art educator may submit only two works of art from two different students. The work may be original 2-dimensional or photographs of 3-dimensional work (at least 8’x10” photo).
1. Begin by registering your students work with this form. Display space for size/layout formats are limited, so please make sure space is available by registering with this form before preparing the work. Once you register using this form, your space will be reserved only for the size you have entered.
2. Each art piece must be mounted on a heavyweight matt board or matted with a sturdy backing for hanging without bagging or sagging. If you have heavy or large work, please contact Melissa Cleaver to discuss our ability to accommodate your needs.
3. The work must have a hanging device that will allow it to be hung on an existing nail. No tape, staples, pins, or other hanging methods are allowed on the walls.
4. Please prepare the artwork for hanging using these guidelines and labeling procedures.
5. You must drop off (or arrange to have work dropped off) no later than Friday 8:30 a.m. and pick up after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. A facilitator at the registration table will hang the work and return it to you at the close of conference. Please refrain from hanging or taking the work off the wall yourself. No work will be shipped for this show.
You may contact Melissa Cleaver, email@example.com, with any questions regarding this display.
Have you always wanted to participate in a raku firing? Mollie Magnuson, Barrett Epp, and Lynette Fast will be providing a raku firing experience at 9:00pm following the Friday Award Banquet. Bisque fired pottery will be raffled throughout the day and at the banquet silent auction on Friday. If you purchase a wheel thrown pot, you can glaze and fire it. A smore bonfire will also be part of the festivities. Come and have fun!
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SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST FOR K-8 GRADERS
Use your artistic skills to create a 9” X 12” landscape drawing of what you dream of becoming when you grow up. Nebraska students in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible. The Nebraska Art Teachers Association will select 12 winners who will receive $1,000 each. Winners will receive contributions to a NEST 529 College Savings Plan account. Sponsored by First National Bank Omaha. If you are an NATA Member and would serve as a scorer for the contest, please notify Debbie Kippley ASAP.
For the sixth year, the Nebraska Wesleyan University Art Department will host our Bridge Exhibition for high school seniors. It will be held earlier this year, slated for the week of December 2 – 7, 2014. One of the many reasons last year’s show was so successful was because of the work by your student Katharen Hedges. We hope you will again encourage promising students to submit their work for this year’s exhibition.
Once again, there will be multiple awards including Best of Show honors. In addition, entrants interested in majoring in art at Nebraska Wesleyan may compete for select art talent scholarships and up to two o$10,000 Bridge Scholarships. Seniors interested in competing for the scholarship are invited to submit three to five (3-5) works in any medium for consideration. Other students interested only in the juried exhibition should submit up to two (2) works in any medium.
Students should upload PDF or JPEG images at art.nebrwesleyan.edu by Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
We will notify selected artists by phone the weekend of October 25 and 26. All selected works should be delivered ready for exhibition to Elder Gallery in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts on Saturday, November 22, 1-4 p.m., or Monday, November 24, 2-6 p.m., 2014.
To learn more, visit art.nebrwesleyan.edu. Or, contact Connie Thorson, Art Department staff assistant, at 402.465.2273 or firstname.lastname@example.org