The Washington Art Education Association is pleased to announce and recognize the Award Winning Educators for 2017. From all the Art Educators across the State of Washington, these are the Amazing Educators that are Educating, Advocating, and Leading in Art Education. Congratulations educators and thank you for your service!
Art Educator of the Year: Jessica Holloway, Bellevue
Elementary Art Educator of the Year: Andrea Johnston, Tukes Valley Primary, Battleground
Middle-level Art Educator of the Year: Mari Atkinson, Olympic View Middle School, Mukilteo
Secondary Art Educator of the Year: Trinity Osborn, The Bear Creek School, Redmond
Museum Educator of the Year: Samantha Kelly, Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma
Outstanding New Art Educator of the Year: Emily Jacobson-Ross, Lake Washington
Art Administrator of the Year: Gail Sehlhorst, Seattle
The Washington Art Education Association will host a celebration gala in the fall, with location, date and time to be announced.
The Washington Art Education Association is affiliated, at the national level, with the National Art Education Association. The mission of the WAEA is to promote excellence in visual arts education, advocacy, leadership, professional development, and scholarship in Washington State.
The WAEA has more than 300 members, including Arts Specialists at every level, with arts representation from administration, museum, retired and higher education. There are 3 elected officer positions, ten appointed chairpersons along with past-presidents and president-elects who serve as the WAEA Board of Directors.
WAEA advocates for quality arts programing across the State of Washington and the Pacific Region by offering professional development, professional publications and other resources.
Congratulations to these award winning art educators of 2017
Washington Art Education Association Awards Chair
“Congratulations to the 2017 WAEA Stuart Davis Scholarship winners! Please look for their stories in our Splatter publication in the Fall of 2017.” ~Marta Olson, WAEA Scholarship Chair
Southridge High School
Kennewick School District
Teacher: Corrine Lechelt
Eastlake High School
Lake Washington School District
Teacher: Laura Flagg
Stanwood High School
Stanwood-Camano School District
Teacher: Gail Merrick
Save the Date
August 8-10, 2017
WAEA Summer Leadership Retreat
Business and pleasure wrapped in an artistic package!
Event Starts: Tuesday August 8, 2017 @ 4:00pm
Event Ends: Thursday August 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Please Register by June 5th, 2017
Up to 10 clock hours available (FREE)
All WAEA board members, committee chairs, ESD and division reps… plus anyone interested in serving in a leadership role in WAEA is invited to this summertime business and pleasure retreat. Last summer’s retreat was a great event with lots of business, bonding and playing!
Business activities will include new leadership training/ orientation for any new members to the advisory board. This will include a review of policies and procedures for your role and how to access Google Docs and other board benefits and resources. As a team we will also write the new 2018-2022 5 year strategic plan and update WAEA policies/procedures and the annual WAEA budget. ESD and Division reps will brainstorm outreach ideas. The Co-Presidents will share out info from our Pacific Region Leadership Conference.
Pleasure activities will include art making workshop, sight-seeing trips, ghost-hunting, wine-tasting and karaoke!
GOLDEN Paint workshop with Barbara De Pirro : Mixed Media
An hour workshop/lecture all levels and backgrounds; from painters, mixed media, fiber to sculptural artists……ideas for all! presentation covers a wide variety of techniques for use in a wide range of media. Learn about paints and mediums, including Watercolors. Gain an understanding of each product and their different attributes. Learn how to make the right choices in grounds and paints for the best intended application. Learn what to put under paint, and how to create washes, stains, and collage. We also cover the use of stencils, paint markers, pastels, and pencils, as well as the creation of encaustic-like effects. This is a great place for beginners and experienced artists alike to learn new techniques and be inspired by innovative applications. Attendees will receive Information packets & free samples.
Port Townsend, WA
Accommodations are dorm rooms with twin sized bed. Dorms have shared hallway bathrooms. Event will include all meals at the cafeteria dining complex.
Registration fee includes all food, room and activities.
$150 for single dorm room
$100 for shared dorm room
Download and Print Flyer (here)
The work of eight Mexican/Chicano artists are featured from April 27 through June 3. The art showcases a rich history that exists as a result of Mexican migration to the Northwest.
The Dance of the Black Fish, 2016, Oil/canvas, Alfredo Arreguin
Over the Rainbow: Alfredo Arreguín April 27 – June 3
Opening Reception: April 27, 5-8pm
This solo exhibit will be a small retrospective covering many periods of his work since arriving in the Pacific Northwest more than six decades ago. For decades Arreguín has specialized in creating canvases exploding with ornate patterns and bright colors. His paintings often include imagery of pre-Columbian cultures, the landscapes of Mexico and portraits of iconic cultural figures such as the painter Frida Kahlo.
CONVERGENCE: Contemporary Mex-Xicano Art in the PNW April 27 – June 3 Main Gallery
Guest curated by Dr. Lauro H. Flores
The exhibit, “CONVERGENCE: Contemporary Mex-Xicano Art in the Pacific NW” will showcase the rich history and art that exists as a result of the Mexican migration to the Northwest.
The curator, Dr. Flores, explains that the works included will “epitomize the diversity of our community and the range of interests and activities that have defined the evolution of a Chicano/Mexican aesthetic expression in the Pacific Northwest over the last sixty years.
Teachers, do you teach with stuff–primary sources, that is?….Then save the date! Want to try it out but aren’t sure how? Want to do it better? Need a collaborative and fun environment for brainstorming? Save the Date! The third Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference is coming to Portland, Oregon Tuesday, July 25th. Attendance is free and aiming to bring together a multiplicity of professions (artists, scientists, historians, educators, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, digital humanities etc. all welcome!)
The conference is put on by the Teaching with Primary Sources committee of the Reference, Access, and Outreach section of SAA, and will be held at the Portland Art Museum.
Rolling updates will be available via our website so check back often! bitly.com/SAATPS17 #SAATPS
The third annual Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference with members of the Washington Art Education Association. The TPS unconference will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 9:00am – 5:00pm in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Art Museum.
This free event is open to everyone interested in using primary source material for teaching, from all institutions and with all levels of experience. It’s a place where educators from all backgrounds can get together and help each other with beyond-the-textbook teaching. There will be a variety of workshops and attendee-driven conversations, covering all aspects of teaching with primary Sources. Registration will begin in early summer. To receive updates about registration & other event-related activities, sign up here. For ever-evolving details on the 2017 event, visit bitly.com/SAATPS17
Please let me know if I can answer any questions,
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University of Vermont
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Burlington VT 05405
From Puget Sound Educational Service District, Learning & Teaching Department: Arts Impact 2 Day Summer Conference
Arts Impact is hosting a two-day conference titled Engaging Heads and Hearts: Social Emotional Learning and the Arts. Each day of the two-day conference begins with an opening session by Arts Impact Director, Beverly Harding Buehler. Then select from a range of classroom-ready sessions in dance, theater, and visual arts that are infused with social emotional learning. Discover the power of arts-infused learning and assessment strategies for deepening student engagement and raising achievement.
Type: 2 day conference
Title: Engaging Heads and Hearts: Social Emotional Learning and the Arts (PreK-8)
Location: Puget Sound Educational Service District, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057
Date: June 27 & 28, 2017
Time (Pacific Time): 8:30 am – 4:00 pm each day
Cost: $150 for one day, or $250 for both days (lesson plan and studio fee included)
For more information: www.arts-impact.org/arts-infused-conference-agenda-registration
Senior Coordinator, Arts Education
Check out the Spring Leadership Issue of SPLATTER!
We need nominations for the 2017 WAEA Awards in ALL categories!
Those who go above and beyond to promote visual art education and opportunities for students need to be recognized!
Please get a jump on it and nominate before our next board meeting, which is March 18th at the Schack Art Center in Everett. (and come Join us!)
The Award nomination deadline is May 2rd.
Go to waea.net
Under ‘Awards,’ click on the category in which you want to nominate someone. Make sure you have both the correct contact information for them, and for you.
If you have any issues or questions you can email me!
Hello Teachers, Students, and Artists:
The Washington State Fair is pleased to offer young artists from the Northwest an opportunity to showcase their best work at the Fair’s 30th annual Junior/Senior High School Art Show. Students, grades 6-12 enrolled in a middle school, junior high, high school or home school equivalent, are invited to participate in what many consider to be the area’s most prestigious show for the artistic community’s younger generation. Thousands of people will view your students’ artwork during the 20 days of the Fair. September 1 – 24, 2017 (Closed Tuesdays & Wed 9/6)
REGISTER ENTRIES ONLINE FIRST between March 1 and June 1
JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW PREMIUM LIST
Washington State Fair Jr/Sr High Art Show on-line Entry Registration
THEN DELIVER ARTWORK ON RECEIVING DAYS
Friday, June 2, 2 pm – 6 pm OR Saturday, June 3, 11 am – 6 pm
BRING TO: Washington State Fair Restaurant Building (see map, pg. 6) Walk in through the Red Gate on 9th Ave SW to enter grounds. Acceptance of art is at the discretion of show management.
Teachers, Parents, and Students are always welcome to deliver art, Students are encouraged to self-submit as well. We look forward to hosting you again this year and have some suggestions that we believe will make the Intake run more smoothly and require less of your time. Please take a moment to go through the following list:
- Schools will be registered 1-school at a time. Mislabeled work will be pulled and placed up front for corrections. Once corrections are completed by the teacher, they can be entered for judging.
- Some classes from prior years are either not used or renamed, so please use the booklet to identify the classes which apply to the artwork you are entering.
- Artwork needs to adhere to the matt board or frame with permanent tape. Larger pieces will require more tape. Glue sticks and lightweight tapes fail in the humid environment of the Fair. We have had instances whereby students’ artwork ends up on the floor when applied with these temporary methods.
- School, student name, and a name of the piece must be on the back of each entry. All labels from prior shows must be removed prior to entering into the Washington State Fair.
- Artwork framed or matted improperly will require correcting prior to being accepted into the Show.
- Students’ entries not present for Intake, will not be accepted. No Exceptions.
Thank you for your attention to these matters. Our goal is to provide your students with an arena to display their creative accomplishments successfully. Your assistance in this endeavor will aid us in achieving that end. We look forward to a very successful exhibit and appreciate the contribution each of you offers with the entries of your student’s creativity.
May is Washington State’s Art Education Month, a time to celebrate and strengthen arts education in our schools for all students. It is a perfect time to demonstrate the value of arts education and to witness and recognize the power of learning through the arts.
Michael J. Hollins, Superintendent Junior Senior High Art
Washington State Fair | www.thefair.com
253-848-1671 | email@example.com
110 9th Avenue SW | Puyallup, WA 98371
Washington State Fair, Sept. 2-25, 2016 (Closed Tuesdays)
Schack Art How2’s: Adding the “A” to STEM
Adding the “A” to STEM will be a game changer in your classroom. Sign-up for this series of four workshops and learn innovative methods to guide your students toward creativity, collaboration and engagement by incorporating a STEAM model. Each session will explore the key role of creativity and provide activities for making authentic connections between art – and science, technology, engineering, and math. Participants will discover new ways to help students “connect the dots.” Activities will be grade level adaptable and budget minded. This course does meet the STEM requirement for certification.
Dates & Times: April 19, 26, May 3, & May 10, 6-8:30 pm, Schack Art Center
Fees: $75 (SPU/Everett SD Clock Hours/SPU Credit available)
Instructors: Mari Atkinson & Jody Cain
New Arts Learning Standards – Formally Adopted!
Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal formally adopted the new Arts Learning Standards for Washington at a spectacular event at Elk Plain School of Choice in the Bethel School District. The students performed an amazing showcase of the arts that included band, orchestra, choir, musical theatre, and first graders tap dancing. “Education involves the whole child,” Superintendent Reykdal said. “The arts are a part of that. They engage all learning styles, and they lead to powerful and life-long habits, such as creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. The arts provide our students with keys to understanding the world around them and strategies for learning, interpreting, and expressing their thoughts.” A huge “thank you” goes to the Arts Cadre of Educators representing Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts who worked to carefully review the standards and provide additional content with Suggestions for Students and Examples that will support these standards. To view the new standards, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/Standards/default.aspx
The Superintendent’s High School Art Show
High school students from all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) have been participating in the ESD Regional shows that have been taking place in March. Finalists from the regional shows are moving forward to the state show and will be on display at OSPI from April 3 – June 1, with a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, May 19 from 1–3 p.m. at OSPI. For more information, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/Arts/ArtShow/default.aspx
iGrants Reporting OSPI Bulletin B001-17: 2016-17 details the annual reporting requirements and timelines related to the implementation of assessments and other strategies in Social Studies, The Arts, Health, Fitness (RCW 28A.230.095), and for Educational Technology (RCW 28A.655.075). The deadline for the form package is June 30, 2017. For more information, please go to: http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/OSPI-DevelopedAssessments.aspx
My Public Art Portal – The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA)
To view the State Arts Collection through “My Public Art Portal,” a searchable, web-based database holding more than 1,300 of the Collection’s 4,500 artworks, please go to: http://www.artswa.org/mwebcgi/mweb?request=home
Story House: Select Works by Women Artists of Color
In celebration of Women’s History Month, My Public Art Portal presents a selection of figurative, narrative, and conceptual artworks in the State Art Collection created by sixteen women artists of color. Representing diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and creative processes, these artists are unified by the expressive power of their work. Click artwork titles to explore the artists’ varied investigations into identity, gender, heritage, community, and social justice. To view this collection, please go to: http://www.artswa.org/mwebcgi/mweb?request=record;id=28;type=901
2018 WMEA Conference
Session proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 Washington Music Educations Association (WMEA) conference to be held in Yakima, February 15-18, 2018. Deadline for submitting proposals is April 15. For more information, please go to: http://wmea.org/proposal.aspx
Adding the “A” to STEM
Learn how to embed visual art concepts and connections into the STEM areas and establish authentic ways to guide your students toward creativity, collaboration and engagement. This class takes place on April 19, 26, May 3, and May 10. For more information and a registration link, please go to: http://www.schack.org/classes/art-how2s-2017-adding-the-a-to-stem/
Arts Opportunities for Students and Teachers at Centrum
Located in Port Townsend, Centrum, in partnership with OSPI, gathers young artists, scientists, and teachers together. Artists working in the fields of visual art, writing, theater, movement, and music will provide young artists opportunities to learn new ways of thinking, seeing, and being. Opportunities in 2017 include:
Western Governors High School Art Competition
The Western Governors’ Association is proud to announce “Celebrate the West,” a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2017. For more information and a link to the entry form, please go to: http://www.westgov.org/news/351-news-2016/1288-enter-celebrate-the-west-high-school-art-competition-launches-second-year
UW Climate Change Video Contest
The UW Climate Change Video Contest is open to high school students. The deadline is April 30, 2017. For more information, please go to: http://depts.washington.edu/sefsccvc/
Creative Advantage Workshops – Teaching and Learning with LBGTQ Youth
This interactive workshop unpacks strategies and techniques to help highlight the perspectives of young people, offering critical insights and personal experiences. Participants will gain skills and techniques to build community in diverse classroom settings. Open to any interested teaching artist, community organization, arts advocate, teacher, or arts specialist. To register and learn more about this workshop and others the Seattle Art Museum is offering, please go to: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?EventId=55429
Writing, Art, and Film Contest for Students
The Holocaust Center for Humanity is sponsoring a writing, art, and film contest that is open to students in grades 6-12. The entry deadline is May 1. For more information, please go to:
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Enjoy the arts!
Anne Banks, Program Supervisor
The Arts – Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
VALA Eastside is currently seeking a Featured Artist to lead a community art project during Redmond Arts Festival, July 7-9, 2017 with a stipend of $2,000 paid to the artist/artist team to cover all planning, materials and implementation of the project. Attached and below is the press release with more details.
Download the flyer here: 2017_VALA_RAF_ Featured_Artist
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Bellevue Arts Museum’s Teen Arts Council is hosting a special Teen Takeover party at the end of the month.
On Friday, March 31st, the Museum will be open late (5-8pm) especially for teens to explore the galleries, eat free food, and do fun art activities. Download the FLYER, post it, email it, and spread the word. What a great opportunity for teens who are interested in art to meet each other and come hang out at the Museum.
BAM Garden Party Teen Event, FLYER
For more info, contact Julia Miller, Youth and Family Education Coordinator
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE | Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 519-0741| Fax: (425) 637-1799
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ARTISTS
Open NOW till March 10 – March 31
Do you know an exceptional art student who would like a broader experience in the art world? Maryhill Museum of Art invites high school students from Washington and Oregon to participate in a juried exhibition in the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center Gallery.
Artwork by Washington students will exhibited May 5 to June 16, 2017
Click here for a PDF with more information, submission requirements and deadlines.
Dear Educators of Scholastic Art and Writing Student Award Recipients,
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and Golden Artist Colors are partnering to offer an unprecedented opportunity for Educators with a student who received any level of recognition in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Three educators will be invited to participate in a two-week artists’ residency in a sylvan setting in upstate New York through the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation.
For more information and to apply, visit www.artandwriting.org/golden today. Deadline for applications is April 14, 2017.
Golden Educators Residency (pdf)