My First FAEA Board Meeting

I recently returned from central Florida where I attended my first Board of Directors meeting for the Florida Art Education Association. Thank you Jackie Henson-Dacey, Lark Keeler, Nancy Puri, Richard Brown, and the entire staff at the Center of Fine Arts Education¬†for your excellent leadership. So much was accomplished, and I was inspired by all … [Read more…]

FSU Art Education has Impressive Showing at FAEA

The 67th Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) Conference was recently held on November 7th – 10th in Ponte Vedra, FL and Florida State University’s Department of Art Education had an amazing showing. Presentations were given by a number of FSU faculty, students, alumni, and friends – including (but not limited to), Dr. Sara Scott Shields, … [Read more…]

FSU Art Education Faculty Lead and Present at Art Education Research Institute

The 4th Annual Art Education Research Institute Symposium was held September 19th-21st at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City, and faculty members of FSU’s Department of Art Education played major roles at the event. The Art Education Research Institute (AERI) is an autonomous, non-profit institute comprised of higher educators actively involved in the … [Read more…]

FSU Doctoral Student, Yiwen Wei, Defends Dissertation & Lands Job

Congratulations to Yiwen Wei for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation in art education from Florida State University. Not only did Yiwen have a successful defense, she also will be joining the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall as their new assistant professor in art education next year. ¬†The title of Yi-Wen’s dissertation was … [Read more…]

FSU Art Education Professor, Rachel Fendler, Recognized by Leon County Schools

Congratulations to my good friend and colleague- Dr. Rachel Fendler of Florida State University’s Department of Art Education- for her recent recognition at the Leon County Schools Outstanding Partners for Excellence Awards Ceremony. Rachel was recognized for her “Art for Life” Mentoring Program involving her graduate students and students at Augusta RAA Middle School. We … [Read more…]

Florida State University Earns Accolades at National Art Education Convention

Florida State University’s Department of Art Education had an excellent showing at the 2019 National Art Education Association Convention in Boston. Our own Dr. Sara Scott Shields was honored as the Southeastern Region’s Higher Educator of the Year. FSU Alumna Dr. Susannah Brown was named the Higher Educator of the Year. FSU Alumnus Jaehan Bae … [Read more…]

FSU Art Therapy Supports Community Recovering from Hurricane Michael

The Tallahassee Democrat recently featured a front page article on the efforts of Florida State University professor, Dr. Barbara Parker-Bell, and her art therapy students for their efforts to bring hope and support to Bay County students still recovering from Hurricane Michael through their “Stars of Hope” project. Barbara and her students truly represent the … [Read more…]

Florida State University Art Education Faculty Member, Student, Alumna Receive FAEA Awards

Florida State University’s Department of Art Education had a wonderful presence at the recent Florida Art Education Association Conference in St. Petersburg, FL. FSU had an amazing showing at the Awards Ceremony where Dr. Sara Scott Shields was named Florida’s Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, FSU student (Danielle Henn) received the Student Achievement … [Read more…]