Congratulations to the four MAEA State awardees! This was the first year we had four students move on from the Region 9 show to the State level competition and the first year we had two students selected as the top 15 in the State! If you are interested in seeing the winning works, see this post.
It was a great time at the Grand Rapids Art Museum Thursday night to celebrate the Michigan Art Education Association Region 9 show! It was awesome to see students and their families enjoy their work on the walls along with exploring the exhibits in the museum.
It was a treat to see the current exhibit of Pop Art, with some of my all time favorite artists on display: Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns!
To know what Andy Warhol thinks of Jasper Johns, check out this video.
The student exhibit will remain on display until the end of the month and students selected for the State competition will have their works move on to Lansing for
This weekend started out with some great news - I found out that all five of the student works submitted to the Michigan Art Education Association Region 9 Show were selected for display at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Four pieces will even move onto the State Show in March! This is the most success our students have had in this competition since I started entering work several years ago.
Here are the winning works:
For the past couple of years, I have made the effort to submit student work to the MAEA Region 9 Adjudication. This year is the first time that a student of mine made it into the top 15 for Middle School works in the State of Michigan and can be seen with the other top honorees on the MAEA website. Take a moment and check out the amazing works by the students at Elementary, Middle, and High School that represent the great examples of Art Education across the state of Michigan.
Congratulations to Jazmine for her Photoshop portrait shown above. I am excited to enter more student work into the show this next school year!
For the past two days, I have had the pleasure to attend the Annual Michigan Art Education Conference. I have learned so many things about artists, materials, and teaching methods from my peers, that I cannot wait until I return to school to share it with my students!
In addition to seeing many great presentations (and also presenting), I was awarded the MAEA Professional Development Award (the first person to ever win this award)!
I can't wait to do this again next year in TC...
Congrats to Tena and Katelyn whose work was selected in today's competition for the Michigan Art Education Association Region 9 Show at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Student work from all over West Michigan will be on display at the GRAM from February 22nd through March 10th, with a reception for students on February 23rd from 6-8 p.m.
Both Tena's hallway drawing and Katelyn's self-portrait were Silver Key winners at Scholastic this year as well.
This is a great opportunity for our students to compete and display their work downtown.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.