Deadlines for important opportunities at fall conference are quickly approaching:.
- Member poster presentation - Share your professional knowledge with colleagues. August 20th deadline.
- Artisan Sale - Register to sell your own artwork during the Aurora Community Art Walk. August 20th deadline.
- Conference Registration - Register for conference and guarantee the workshops you want to take. After Sept 5 the fees will go up.
- Lodging reservations - if you want to stay at the Leadership Center, your reservations must be paid by Sept 5th.
2014 ART EDUCATOR SHOW
You should have received confirmation of your acceptance of work into the 2014 show at Fall Conference in Aurora. Please ship/ deliver your work before 8/25/14 to Plainsman Museum, 210 16th Street, Aurora, NE 68818. Contact Jocelyn Reiss with any questions.
Margaret Berry, Encaustics
"Hot Wax/Cool Art" will provide a brief background in encaustic history and contemporary applications as well as basic safety, materials and equipment information. The focus will be on simple encaustic collage which uses beeswax to layer natural elements together and fits the conference theme most closely, although oil pastel and drawing into the wax will be explored to enhance the collages. Time for discussion on applications in the classroom and links to science and writing curriculums.
Bob Reeker, Curriculum Facilitator
Bob is the current Past Co-President of Nebraska Art Teachers Association. He served on the National Art Education Association board as Elementary Division Director 2009-2011. Bob is currently on the National Art Education Foundation board as a trustee. He was on the 2014 state standard writing team working with the media arts standards. He teaches K-5 Visual Art and Integrated Technology at Eastridge Elementary in Lincoln.
Angela Kubalek, Naturalist
Currently an intern resident at Branched Oak Farm where as well as working in organic dairy production she has had the opportunity for creating art with materials and inspiration that comes solely from the fields, nature, and animals of the farm. Prior to this she has worked extensively in prairie restoration and native plant propagation. In the summers she takes a short respite from the NE heat to commercial salmon fish in WA state, finding ways to make art from the natural surroundings everywhere.
THANK YOU FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS
The following have contributed to make this amazing conference possible. Please thank them for believing in Nebraska Visual Art Education.
Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment
Sheldon Museum of Art
The Educational Sketchbook Program
Glaser Ceramics, Lincoln
Hamilton Communications, Aurora
Hamiltion Community Foundation, Aurora
Pinnacle Bank, Aurora
Bob Reeker, NATA co-Past President
We continue to look for more sponsors to keep member costs of attending conference down. If you know of someone we could contact to support our conference, please email: Carolyn Albracht, Lynette Fast, Allison Varah
STEM TO STEAM
Here's an infographic created by University of Florida. You might want to print it or use it for talking points as you talk to staff and community members this school year.
SAVE THE DATE
The next NATA board meeting will be September 25th, 5-9pm, at the Leadership Center in Aurora, NE.