Art Blast

GAEA Newsletter, May 2022

Stan Dodson, GAEA President

The end of a school year is filled with many rites of passage, and I am sure many of you have been occupied with several. Art shows displaying a culmination of work, final portfolios, honors day, graduations, final goodbyes, retirement, and the dreaded end of year cleaning of the room and inventory of supplies.

Your efforts have made a lasting impact on your community, school, colleagues, and most importantly your students. So, as you sift through the box of catch all drawing materials know that your presence helped many persevere. May this summer provide a time of respite and reflection, yet continue to draw close to your GAEA community for innovative ideas, collaboration, and sustainable best practices. Now is a great time to circle the calendar for our annual GAEA Fall Conference, October 6-9 at Piedmont University. Be sure to read all about it below.

Until we meet again, be well.

Congratulations, President-Elect Jamie Scott

Recently, GAEA held a special election to fill the President-Elect position. The votes are in and congratulations goes to Mrs. Jamie Scott, a veteran visual art teacher with more than 19 years’ experience in southeast Georgia. We look forward to having Jamie join the executive board, working to advocate for the arts, building community, and continue celebrating your art education successes.

GAEA Fall Conference, Piedmont

Make plans to attend the GAEA Professional Learning Fall Conference 2022: Telling Stories

Dates: October 6-9

Location: Piedmont University, Demorest, GA

Co-Chairs: Jackie Ellett; & Chris Kelly;

Join us at Piedmont University for the 2022 GAEA Professional Learning Fall Conference: Telling Stories!

Keynote Speaker: Art Rosenbaum and a bluegrass band will play!

Call for proposals: Time to submit workshops, see form link below!

Registration and information to follow soon, stay connect to the GAEA website for the most up to date details.

Hotels, October 6-9

Secure your Hotels ASAP and let them know you are staying for the GAEA Conference.

Additional Accommodations (no GAEEA discount)

GAEAE Collage T-shirt

Congratulations to Tori Lehman from Walton High School (Teacher: Kathleen Sneed Petka) for winning the GAEA t-shirt design contest!

Order your GAEA t-shirt today by clicking the link below! Lots of colors to choose from!

Order here!

Stay Connected

Elementary Rep: Kendall Siddiqui,

Middle Level Rep: Kerri Waller,

Secondary Rep: Tara Connely,

Museum Rep: Katie Ericson,

Higher Education Rep: Jackie Ellet,

Supervision/Admin. Rep: Laura Laquaglia,

District Presidents, keep up with what is happening in your district.

District 1: Patrice Newell

District 2: Rebecca Wilkes

District 2: NW GA and Pioneer District: co-President: Veronica Martin

District 3: Kendall Siddiqui

District 4: Catherine "Elizabeth" Rojas

District 5: Megan Doolittle

District 5 co-President: John Skelton

District 6: Ivey Coleman

District 7: Jessica Ruffner

District 8: Ashli Solinger

District 9: Julie Lord

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NAEA Call For Proposals

23rd Annual GAEA/HMA 2022 Georgia High School Art Exhibit

Co-Sponsored by the High Museum of Art and Georgia Art Education Association

Dates of Exhibition: May 24 – June 26, 2022

Where: The Greene Family Education Center at the High Museum of Art is open on these dates:

  • June 1 – 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • June 6 – 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • June 12 (Second Sunday), 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • June 13 – 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • June 20 – 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Collage Spring '22

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