May 13, 2016 SCAEA 2016 State Youth Art Month Written by scaea

Click here to see the SCAEA 2016 State Youth Art Month works.

April 15, 2016 2016 SCAEA Scholarship Application Written by scaea

2016 Application for student scholarships is now available. The purpose is to identify, recognize, and financially assist an undergraduate or graduate student who seeks an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in art education/studio art, to increase an awareness of the need for quality art educators; to stimulate an interest in art education.

There are 2 scholarships:

$500 will be awarded to the institution of a student majoring in Studio Art or Art Education at any point in the baccalaureate program of studies before student teaching.

$1,000 Liz Smith-Cox Art Education Major Scholarship will be awarded to the institution of a college or university graduate or undergraduate student that is an Art Education Major at the student teaching or Graduate School Level.

Clink on this link for the application.

April 15, 2016 2016 Call for Nominations Written by scaea

Where are the GREAT Art Teachers? They are out there and they need to be recognized! Now is your chance. It is time to nominate the peers that inspire you (as well as your students, parents, and community) for an SCAEA Award!

There are many different categories. So, look for the one that compliments your nominee’s strengths. Then, give them the lasting recognition they deserve for all their efforts!

The nomination process is painless! We promise! The deadline for nominating is August 10th. See the 2016 Call for Nominations for the details.

Make that special art teachers day and nominate them for an SCAEA Award today!!!!!!

Click this link to download the nomination information.

March 19, 2016 March 2016 Newsletter Written by scaea

Click here to read the March 2016 Newsletter. We hope you enjoy spring break!

March 19, 2016 Eastern Region Mini-Conference Written by scaea

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February 25, 2016 Eastern Region YAM Info! Written by scaea


February 17, 2016 Rising Stars Piccolo Spoleto Written by scaea

Rising Star Piccolo Spoleto celebrates artistically gifted young people. In its 8th year, the program gives young artists the opportunity to participate in the high profile venue of Spoleto USA Festival through its affiliation with Piccolo Spoleto.

The deadline is March 11, 2016. Please visit the links below for application rules and registration information.

Application Rules

Application Link

February 14, 2016 NAHS Conference – Registration Deadline March 1 Written by scaea

This year’s NAHS/NJAHS Conference will occur on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, at the Columbia Museum of Art from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm. A $10 registration fee includes admission, a veggie OR meat meal from McAlister’s Deli (please specify allergies, etc.) and an event t-shirt. If you weren’t included on the email that included the sign up spread sheet and other information, please email Olivia Thornton at so we can get you the correct information. The deadline to sign up is March 1, 2016.

February 9, 2016 Visual & Performing Arts Standards Writing Teams Written by scaea

The State Department of Education is putting together a standards writing team for the visual and performing arts. If you are interested in participating on the team please download the memo below.

Dept. of Ed Memo

February 9, 2016 Lower Region YAM Info Written by scaea

Dear Lower Region Visual Art Teachers,

Join the South Carolina Art Education Association in celebrating the creative students and art programs of our state during Youth Art Month! These celebrations will occur in four regions across the state. The Lower Region celebration will include a week long art exhibition being hosted in Charleston, SC, from Saturday, March 5th–March 19th, 2016, with a closing reception on March 19th. Your K-12th grade students are invited to be part of this exciting celebration. Two elementary, middle, and high school winners will be selected from SCAEA member submissions to continue on to the State show. You may submit up to 4 pieces. Submission deadline is Thursday, March 3rd. Submission is free for SCAEA members; non-members must pay five dollars per work of art. If you would like to join SCAEA/NAEA you will find this information at If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Entry Form

Elise Stuck
SCAEA Lower Region Coordinator