Saturday, March 30, 2013

YAM Sargent Art Contest

In recent years, our Youth Art Month show has included a contest by Sargent Art. Students of KAEA members are eligible for the contest. Elementary, Middle, and High School categories are judged and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are selected. A Grand Prize winner is selected from the pool of 1st place entries to win a very generous trip to New York along with a parent and their Art teacher.
This year's Grand Prize winner is Sky Johnson, a senior at Prairie View High School in LaCygne, KS. Sky's Art teacher is Joe Simmons. Sky hasn't yet decided on a post-secondary institution, but he plans to pursue Sculpture as his major. Congratulations, Sky!

On the Sargent Art website, the prize details are listed as:
Details of the 2013 Top Prize – The trip to visit New York Art Museums would include the following
Airline ticket from a USA airport nearest to the school to a New York area airport and back 
for the winning student, one parent and Art teacher booked and paid by Sargent Art
Hotel in the New York area for the winner and one parent in one room; 
and for Art teacher in a separate room – both rooms paid by Sargent Art
Transportation from New York area airport to the hotel and back to the airport arranged by 
Sargent Art
All meals arranged and paid by Sargent Art
Transportation and entries to the pre-decided Art Museums in New York 
arranged and paid by Sargent Art
Possibility of including a sightseeing trip to see a famous monument like the 
Statue of Liberty at the discretion of Sargent Art

Sargent Art would also like to make you aware of other contest opportunities posted on their website. Please click here for information!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

2013 Conference

2013 Professional Development Conference
Ready, Set, Grow: “Art Cultivates the Core”
 October 24-26, 2013
Overland Park, KS
Conference Accommodations – Courtyard Marriott Overland Park

Workshops at:
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
 Shawnee Mission School District, Indian Creek Technology Center 
Shawnee Mission South High School 
 Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art 

Tobee Ford-Nelson,, 816-529-8718
Josh Greaves,

Conference website:

2013 Harry Hart Memorial Scholarship Winners

The Harry Hart Memorial Scholarships are named in honor of long-time KAEA member Harry Hart who passed away in 2009.  The Kansas Art Education Association gives TWO $500.00 scholarships each year to students of KAEA members. The scholarships are paid directly to the Institutes of Higher Learning chosen by the winning student. We are pleased to announce the 2013 winners- Lindsay Ford and Theresa Wolff. 

Lindsay is the student of Wendy Vertacnik from Lawrence High School. 

Theresa is the student of Jennifer Larsen from Northeast Magnet in Wichita.

For more information about the scholarship opportunity, check out