Spring is here!

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Spring is in the air and we are celebrating by launching a new monthly AAEA Member Spotlight feature to shine a light on our diverse membership of exemplary art educators. This is a great way to share the stories of all the awesome work going on in art classrooms across the state of Alabama and to advocate the importance of visual arts education.

So members, let us know who you are and all the many good things you do. To participate, please email high quality photos of yourself, your classroom, and student work samples as well as the name and location of your school or organization and a short biography.Include descriptions for the photos and a 1-2 paragraph summary of some of your recent accomplishments in your classroom and within the larger art education community.

Help us spread the word. Check back each month and get to know the peers and colleagues that make up our association.

Our inaugural educator profile is Alabama Art Educator of the Year, Lindsay Mouyal.
 

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 New AAEA Perspectives Newsletter Available!

Extra, extra, read all about it! The most recent edition of the AAEA perspectives newsletter is hot off the presses. Thanks to the hard work of AAEA Newsletter Editor and Chief, Beth Walldorf and all of the art educators who submitted articles, the Spring 2014 AAEA Perspectives Newsletter is a thing of very great beauty! Follow the link to read, print and/or download this grand and informative new issue. Share with everyone you know!

Check it out here!
 

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Masthead from a 1985 edition of the AAEA “WEEVIL” newsletter featuring the vintage AAEA mascot, Beau Weevil.

Another new feature rolling out this spring is the 1923 Project, our growing digital archive of Alabama Art Education Association related ephemera from the organization’s ninety years as a vital component of the Alabama arts community! The project is in its infancy but new items are being added weekly.

If you have photographs, old newsletters, newspaper articles, invitations, announcements and other memorabilia of AAEA conferences, events, and activities; we want to see them!  Get out the scanner and send us your stuff! Help us build a visual record of AAEA history. Please send scans for our 1923 Project digital archive. We will collect and share them here on the website.

Address your contributions to 1923 Project at: 1923@aaeaonline.org.

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Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs.Here’s an AL.com article on Alabama’s 2014 Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition Winner, Kristen Hamby.