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Virtual WaterFire June 5, 2020
Honoring Essential Workers, Teachers and Students!
K-6 Art Students may participate in this at-home WaterFire by submitting an artwork inspired by the photograph of WaterFire’s “Bridge of Stars”:
How to enter:
1. Students create a drawing of a star (inspired by WaterFire's Bridge of Stars pictures above).
2. Add in a wish...about the future, about the summer...any kind of wish!
3. The wish can be written on the star, or written somewhere else on the paper.
4. 8.5 x 11in printer paper is fine.
5. Make the drawing as colorful as possible!
6. Email the artwork in jpeg format with student's
first name and last initial and their school or town
All artwork is due by June 1st.
Please feel free to reach out firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop in + Draw
Thursday, June 4 6-8pm
Join us as we explore the unlimited creativity you can get out of limiting your media. Bring a variety of media, but you'll be challenged to limit yourself to using one!
(Drop & Draw was a hit last time, we had a blast creating, talking and "being" together. Please consider joining!)
RIAEA 2020 Educator’s Exhibit
RIAEA Members are encouraged to submit an artwork for our first ever Virtual Art Educators Exhibit at Bannister Gallery!
Art submissions are due by June 15. In light of restrictions on large gatherings, our opening reception and awards will be conducted on June 22 following our annual end of year Member Meeting! More details and Zoom link to come. Entry forms must be submitted with artwork images: ENTRY FORM & GALLERY GUIDELINES . All educator’s entering artwork must have a current RIAEA membership.
Art Educator of the Year Nominations:
Know of an amazing art teacher?
Nominate them for RI Art Educator of the Year!
Fill out this nomination form to nominate
yourself or someone you know.
Nominations are due by June 30, 2020
Please be on the lookout for a special survey so we can find out how to better serve our members!
June 22 at 4:00pm Please join us at our annual end of year Member Meeting! Though it may look different, it will still be the usual fun with activities and special guests via virtual breakout rooms. More details and Zoom link to come.
Distance Learning Resources
Art Education Association
2020 YOUTH ART MONTH
Flag & Postcard Contest WINNERS!
The Mission Statement of the Rhode Island Art Education Association is to offer opportunities for professional development, leadership and service in order to advance the quality of Art Education
Art Education and the
2020 WAA Scholarship
The Wickford Art Association is pleased to announce that we have awarded four scholarships to graduating senior artists representing their communities. WAA offers this program annually in conjunction with the RI Art Educator's Association.
This year, we recognize:
1st Place ($1500 Scholarship): Liliana Zapata - Smithfield High School, Smithfield
2nd Place ($1000 Scholarship): Enid Corcoran - Cranston High School East, Cranston
3rd Place ($750 Scholarship): Kashton Fielding - Pilgrim High School, Warwick
4th Place ($500 Scholarship): Victoria Venditto - Scituate High School, North Scituate
The following students have also received recognition through Honorable Mentions:
Ava Caliri - Cranston High School West, Cranston
Faith Lapierre - Lincoln High School, Lincoln
Maya Schaffer - North Kingstown High School, North Kingstown
Samantha Vye - Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth
2020 Rhode Island Art Educators Award
2020 Art Educator of the Year &
Secondary Art Educator
Anita Thompson Lincoln School
Middle Level Art Educator
Laurie Batek North Providence Schools
Elementary Art Educator
Melissa Cardillo Warwick Public Schools
New Teacher Award
Lindsay Burrows Smithfield Public Schools
Distinguished Friend of RIAEA