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 OThornton@horrycountyschools.net 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 http://www.scaea.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Entry Form

Elise Stuck
SCAEA Lower Region Coordinator

February 1, 2016 Converse College – Young Women in Art Exhibition Written by scaea

Converse is preparing for the Young Women in Art Exhibition and they have exciting news! This will become an annual event hosted by the Department of Art and Design and Converse Admissions instead of a biennial. They will be accepting work the week of February 22 – 26. All works are due on Friday Feb. 26 by 5:00 pm at the Milliken Art Building.

The work will be jurored and then exhibited March 7 – 19 with the closing reception on March 19, 1:30 – 3:00. All artworks can be picked up at the close of the exhibition. They will notify teachers of accepted student works the week of the March 7- 11.

For all the details about the juried exhibition along with the entry form, inventory sheet, and more – check out the website at www.converse.edu/ywia

January 8, 2016 Lower Region Art Retreat 2016 Written by scaea

SCAEA Lower Region Art Retreat
You are invited to join in a glass fusion workshop presented by artist and Nationally Board Certified teacher, Carolyn H. Mullinax. Participants will be introduced to the process of glass fusion as they create a functional glass wind chime.

Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Time: 9am-Noon
Location: Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School
8600 William Moultrie Dr.
North Charleston, SC 29420

What to bring: 5×5 inch sketch for wind chime center piece in a square or diamond format. Keep the design simple! We will be attaching 4-5 chimes to this base. You can also wait and create a sketch after looking at samples.

What to wear: closed toed shoes
Important Note: The wind chime will need fired in a kiln. You will receive firing instructions.
Cost: $35 (Cost covers glass materials and shelving paper for kiln firing.)
Deadline for Registering: January 28th, 2016
As materials will be purchased for each participant, the workshop fee must be received by 1/28.
To reserve your spot, complete the following form. You will need your NAEA membership number.

Form Link

Please make checks payable to SCAEA and mail to:
Elise Stuck, WHAIES
8600 William Moultrie Dr.
Charleston, SC 29420

Contact Elise Stuck, SCAEA Lower Region Coordinator at estuck@dorchester2.k12.sc.us

January 8, 2016 2015 SCAEA December Newsletter Written by scaea

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September 29, 2015 2015 SCAEA September Newsletter Written by scaea

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September 29, 2015 2015 SCAEA Award Recipients Written by scaea

Congratulations to the 2015 SCAEA Award Recipients!

SCAEA Promising Young Professional

SCAEA Elementary Art Educator of the Year

SCAEA Secondary Art Educator of the Year

SCAEA Higher Education Level Art Educator of the Year

SCAEA Museum Educator of the Year

SCAEA Administrator of the Year (Art Administrator)

SCAEA Outstanding Principal of the Year

Dr. Deborah Smith Hoffman Mentor Award

SCAEA Art Educator of the Year

September 25, 2015 Interested in serving as an SCAEA Board member? Written by scaea

We are looking for members to run for a position on the SCAEA Board!
Your leadership and service are needed! The following positions will be open:

-Western Region Coordinator
-Eastern Region Coordinator
-Lower Region Coordinator
-Higher Education Coordinator
-Elementary Level Coordinator
-Middle Level Coordinator

For more information contact Kara Luke no later than November 1, 2015.

September 24, 2015 SCAEA 2015 State Conference Written by scaea

Join us in Beaufort for our SCAEA State Conference November 13 – 15, 2015. Our theme is Landscapes, and we will explore the local vistas through plein air painting and photography, learn about the changing landscape of art education in South Carolina, and discover and share teaching strategies with our colleagues through a variety of workshops and sessions.

General sessions include featured artists Seymour Simmons, photographer Eliot Dudik, an introduction to our new SCDE state art associate, and the unveiling of a new, exciting opportunity for SCAEA members.

Evening events include our Artist Bazaar on Friday and our Awards event and evening workshops on Saturday.

Your registration fee includes all General Sessions, our Student Film Festival, the Vendor Breakfast, Awards Celebration, and many workshops!

Register now for the conference!
View Invitation and Conference Events
Register Here

Be sure to identify yourself as an SCAEA member to receive special rates at these Beaufort hotels:
Hampton Inn – $125
Hilton Garden Inn (code: AEA) – $125
Holiday Inn (code: SCA) – $109
Comfort Suites (code: SCAEA) – $109

See you in Beaufort!

Meg Skow