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2013-2014 Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Scholarship Recipients

Laura Gordon from Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts and Paula Diaz from Wellington High School are the two recipients of the 2013-2014 Annual Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Scholarships of $1,000.00 each.  Laura Gordon will attend Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and Paula Diaz will attend Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.


The Scholarship Committee met to review the portfolios of the applicants for the 2013-2014 school year.  Eight applicants from five different high schools in the county submitted portfolios to be reviewed.

“We wish to offer our congratulations to these students and their art teachers: Peter Stodolak and Barbara Brubaker,” said Brigid Howard, Palm Beach County Art Teacher Association President.


Congratulations Graduates!


At the 2013 Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) conference in October, five local art educators were selected as FAEA board members by their peers. Each of the representatives are also members of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association (PBCATA). Dr. Nicole Crane, PBCATA Treasurer and FAEA President Elect had the following to say, “We are honored to serve on the Florida Arts Education Association Board of Directors. The number of local art teachers on the Board demonstrates the strength and quality of arts education in Palm Beach County. As board members, we plan to continue the momentum of arts advocacy and increase the quality of arts education in our county and throughout Florida.”


Congratulations to all appointees!


2014-2016 FAEA Board from Palm Beach County


Karen Nobel- President

Nicole Crane- President-Elect

Susannah Brown- Higher Education Division Director

Britt Feingold- K-12 Student Virtual Art Exhibition and Awards Chair


PBCATA MISSION


It is the mission of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association to support art education and to promote art as a means of communication for each individual. It is the right of each individual to develop his own creativity and aesthetic potential. It is our purpose to strengthen the position of art education in Palm Beach County. We support programs in art which meet the needs, interests and abilities of each individual student. We will promote and maintain the highest quality of art education in Palm Beach County.


FAEA MISSION


Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) is a membership association dedicated to providing visual art educators in Florida with the knowledge, skills and support that will ensure the highest quality instruction possible to all students in Florida. Serving visual art teachers, professors, administrators, museum educators and students, the Florida Art Education Association: encourages research in art education; holds public discussions; sponsors institutes and conferences; publishes articles, reports and surveys; honors outstanding art educators and supporters; and works with other related agencies in support of visual arts education. FAEA is also the only organization for visual art educators in Florida which actively participates in a program for government relations on behalf of visual arts education. When arts education is discussed in the legislature in Tallahassee, FAEA is working to support your programs.


Please contact Karen Nobel at karen.nobel@palmbeachschools.org or 561-656-5440 for more information.

 

PALM BEACH SCHOOLS PARTICIPATE IN PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

 

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Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project that started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, of Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.

 

In the first year, groups in over 1,325 locations throughout the world were spinning pinwheels on September 21st – there were approximately 500,000 pinwheels spinning throughout the world. Last year, over 2.3 million pinwheels were spinning in over 3,000 locations, including the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

 

This project is non-political, since peace doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives or to peace of mind.  To each of us, peace can take on a different meaning, but  in the end, it all comes down to a simple definition: “a state of calm and serenity, with no anxiety, the absence of violence, freedom from conflict or disagreement among people or groups of people.”

 

Palm Beach County Schools will create pinwheels of all shapes and sizes – as part of the creation process, the students will write their thoughts about “war and peace / tolerance/ living in harmony with others” on one side. On the other side, they will draw, paint, collage, etc. to visually express their feelings.

 

The students will assemble these pinwheels and on International Day of Peace they will “plant” their pinwheels at select schools as an art exhibit/installation.

 

On September 20, 2013, keep a lookout for the pinwheels – the spinning of the pinwheels in the wind will spread thoughts and feelings about peace throughout the country and the world!

 

Palm Beach County participating schools

 

Laura Folgate-Hernandez – Binks Forest Elementary

Sandy Carbone – Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary

Nicole Crane – Elbridge Gale Elementary

Jill Schmidt – Gove Elementary

Britt Feingold – Hammock Pointe Elementary

Stacy Fickling – Lake Park Elementary

Brent Bludworth – Lake Worth High School

Elaine Weeks – Northboro Elementary

Karen Noble and Jaclyn Trotta – Pine Jog Elementary School

Bonnie DesPlas – Pioneer Park Elementary

Denise McCarthy – Rolling Green Elementary

Peter Zinski – Roosevelt Elementary School

Jeanne Brady – Rosenwald Elementary School

Christina Ardner – Santaluces High School

Gwenn Seuling – Seminole Ridge High School

Katia Martinez – Spanish River High School

Kathy Adkins – Palm Beach Gardens Elementary School 

 

For more information visit www.pinwheelsforpeace.com or contact Brigid Howard at (561) 210-2200 or via e-mail at brigid.howard@palmbeachschools.org.

 

 

 

About The School District of Palm Beach County

 

The School District of Palm Beach County is the eleventh largest in the nation and the fifth largest in the state of Florida with 185 schools, serving more than 177,000 students who speak 150 languages and dialects. As the largest employer in Palm Beach County, the School District has nearly 21,000 associates, including 12,627 teachers. To learn more about The School District of Palm Beach County, please visit www.palmbeachschools.org.

 

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The Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Member’s Exhibition features original art works by the county’s art teachers and community members.

 

Exhibit runs from September 20 – November 9, 2013

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County – 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

 

The exhibit displays the individual talent and creativity of area art teachers and community members. The exhibition offers teachers the opportunity to complete their mission of supporting art education and promoting art as a means of communication for each individual. 

 

Featured Artists

 

Astrid Mora

Barbara Brubaker

Betty Jane Zedonek

Brigid Howard

Britt Feingold

Bonnie Bruner

Chrisanthy Vargo

Cynthia Oakes

Ellen DeRoxtro

Kris Davis

Lee Glaze

Linda Stevenson

Mimi Potter

Rosemary Shaw

Sandy Lerman

Sarah Davis

Sharon Salansky

Susannah Brown

 

For more information contact Brigid Howard at (561) 210 – 2200 or via

e‐mail at brigid.howard@palmbeachschools.org.

 

 

 

PBCATA MISSION

It is the mission of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association to support art education and to promote art as a means of communication for each individual. It is the right of each individual to develop his own creativity and aesthetic potential. It is our purpose to strengthen the position of art education in Palm Beach County. We support programs in art which meet the needs, interests and abilities of each individual student. We will promote and maintain the highest quality of art education in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

About The School District of Palm Beach County

The School District of Palm Beach County is the eleventh largest in the nation and the fifth largest in the state of Florida with 185 schools, serving more than 177,000 students who speak 150 languages and dialects. As the largest employer in Palm Beach County, the School District has nearly 21,000 associates, including 12,627 teachers. To learn more about The School District of Palm Beach County, please visit www.palmbeachschools.org.

2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients


Acquille Dunkley from Royal Palm Beach Community High School and Taylor Goldenberg from Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts are the two recipients of the 2012-2013 Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Annual Scholarship. Each of them has been awarded $1,000.00 towards their college education.


Acquille Dunkley will attend Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton, Florida and Taylor Goldenberg will attend Rhode Island School of Design.


“PBCATA wishes to offer our congratulations to these students and their art teachers Scott Armetta and Cindy Oakes,” said Kim Pilla, PBCATA President.


Congratulations!


                   Taylor Goldenberg
                Acquille Dunkley