AWARDS  PROGRAM OVERVIEW

THE AWARDS PROGRAM

It is one of the core values of WYAEA to award and recognize quality

Wyoming Art educators and Art programs. Award winners at the state level are recognized at our annual spring conference awards luncheon. State award winners are sent on to NAEA to be considered for national recognition. One award winner will be selected from all the award winners in a given year to receive the title and award of Wyoming State Art Educator of the Year. As the NAEA connection for Wyoming, WYAEA is responsible for reviewing nominations, and recommending nominees to NAEA for Wyoming Art Educator of the Year. Additionally WYAEA is charged with reviewing any regional division art awards relating to art educators in Wyoming. It is our goal to put forward as many nominations as possible each year to give art educators, art programs and supporters of art education in Wyoming the recognition deserved.

 

OBJECTIVE OF AWARDS

WYAEA is in agreement with the stated objectives of NAEA for having an awards program:

∙ To recognize excellence in the many outstanding individuals, state/province

   associations, and programs of NAEA.

∙ To focus professional attention on quality art education and exemplary art

   educators.

∙ To increase public awareness of the importance of quality art education.

∙ To set standards for quality art education and show how they can be achieved.

∙ To provide tangible recognition of achievement, earn respect of colleagues, and  enhance professional opportunities for NAEA members.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

If you would like a brief explanation of each award please click here.

NATIONAL AWARDS

National Art Educator Award

Distinguished Service Within the Profession Award

Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award

Manuel Barkan Memorial Award

Lowenfeld Award

Marion Quin Dix Leadership Award

National Division Awards

National Elementary Art Educator Award

National Middle Level Art Educator Award

National Secondary Art Educator Award

National Higher Education Art Educator Award

National Museum Education Art Educator Award

National Supervision/Administration Art Educator Award

REGIONAL AWARDS

Pacific Region Art Educator of the Year

State Newsletter Award

State Association Website Award

Regional Division Awards

Elementary Division Regional Awards – Pacific

Middle Level Division Regional Awards – Pacific

Secondary Division Regional Awards – Pacific

Higher Education Division Regional Awards  - Pacific

Supervision And Administration Division Regional Awards – Pacific

Museum Education Division Regional Awards - Pacific

WYOMING STATE AWARDS

Wyoming Art Educator of the Year

Student Chapter Sponsor of Excellence Award

NAHS Sponsor Award

NJAHS Sponsor Award

Rising Stars Secondary Recognition Award

Higher Education Student Achievement Award

Eugene Grigsby Jr. Award

National Emeritus Art Educator Award (Retired Art Educator)

NAEA, CEC, VSA arts Peter J. Geisser

Special Needs Art Educator

NAEA, CEC, VSA arts Beverly Levett Gerber Special

Needs Lifetime Achievement Award

Elliot Eisner Research Award in Excellence

Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award

New Professional Art Educator

State Division Awards

Elementary Division State Awards

Middle Level Division State Awards

Secondary Division State Awards

Higher Education Division State Awards

Supervision And Administration Division State Awards

Museum Education Division State Awards

 

 

 

 

 

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

WYAEA follows the NAEA awards program. Award winners for WYAEA will be selected using the NAEA guidelines and rubrics. The nomination guidelines for all award categories are found in the NAEA 2016 Award Packet.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION

Please note the majority of the awards require membership to NAEA on or before October 1 of the year the nominee is being put forward for recognition.

 

NOMINATION FORMS

Nomination Forms and a standardized Vita can be found here or they can be found towards the end of the NAEA 2016 Award Packet.

 

THE PROCESS

Each year nominations are solicited from anyone willing to nominate a quality art educator or art program in the state of Wyoming. Nominations may be sent through WYAEA or directly to NAEA. Nominations sent to WYAEA are required to be completed and submitted by September 1 to be checked for completion and looked over by the awards committee. The committee meets once in September to review nomination packets and ensure completion, as well as selecting the Wyoming Art Educator of the Year before sending the nominations on to NAEA by October 1. The committee may meet again if needed, in the event any nominations were submitted directly to NAEA, then returned to the WYAEA to finalize state winners. The committee notifies the award winners in mid-December. Award winners are presented with their award at the state level at the WYAEA annual spring conference. Any nominees who are selected to be award winners at the national level are recognized at  the NAEA annual convention, usually held the end of March.

 

THE RUBRICS

Rubrics for each award can be found here. WYAEA has decided to use NAEA's rubrics for selection of all awards at a state level. Additionally part of the award committee's task is vetting all nominations against the rubrics for the categories they are being recommended for.

 

THE COMMITTEE

 The WYAEA President is tasked with forming a committee to select the award winners annually. The President-Elect is the committee chair, and the committee consists of the WYAEA President, WYAEA President-Elect, an additional WYAEA board member, a Wyoming Secondary Art Education Association (WSAE) board appointed representative and a Wyoming Arts Council (WAC) representative. The committee meets a minimum of twice a year, once in September and once in October, with additional meetings assigned as needed. Award winners will be notified in mid-December.

 

QUESTIONS?

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THIS  YEAR'S

WINNERS

Congratulations to the

2015 WYAEA Award Winners!

 

Secondary Level Division

Jason Linduska

 

First Year Art Educator of the Year

Kaitlin Klopfenstein

 

Wyoming Art Educator of the Year

Jason Linduska

 

WYAEA Nominee for the WY Govenor's Art Award

Chris Amend

 

AND  THE   WINNERS

BEFORE

NATIONAL AWARDS

   Marion Quin Dix Leadership Award

     2000 Sara B. Strange (AL)

              & Diana W. McDougal (WY)

 

REGIONAL AWARDS

   Middle Level Division Awards

     1997 Katherine Vliem (WY)

   Pacific Region Art Educator

     2010 Diana W. McDougal (WY)

   Pacific Region Art Educator

     2015 Michele Ragaglia (WY)

 

WYOMING STATE AWARDS

   Art Educator of the Year

     1977-87 Not awarded

     1988 Nancy Corrin Alley, Lander

     1989-90 Not awarded

     1991 Billie Sessions, Afton

     1992 John P. Lyttle, Laramie

     1993 Wade Ward, Sr., Wheatland

     1994 Pam Kraft, Encampment

     1995 Bill Yankee, Lander

     1996 Eve Whitcomb, Cheyenne

     1997 Not awarded

     1998 Linda Stewart, Gillette

     1999 Virginia Allshouse, Cheyenne

     2000 Diana McDougal, Cheyenne

     2001 Lydia Dambekalns, Laramie

     2002 Sheila T. McHattie, Casper

     2003 Diane M Wiltshire, Casper

     2004 Bonnie Klasinski, Buffalo

     2005 Christopher Amend, Gillette

     2006 Not awarded

     2007 Sheila McHattie, Casper

     2008 Not awarded

     2009 Not awarded

     2010 Maryke Nel, Sheridan

     2011 Rede Ballard, Spearfish (SD)

     2012 Katherine Bella, Evanston

     2013 Susan Leonhardt, Snake River

     2014 Not awarded

     2015 Matt West

     2016 Jason Linduska

 

 

 

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