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Congratulations to the Winners of our 2022 Art Teacher Appreciation Drawing!
GRAND Prize Winner
Lacy Brant - Girard High School, Lake City PA
Second Prize Winners
Connie Grohoski - St. John Vianney Catholic School, Flint, MI
Tabetha Seebart – Fruitland Elementary, Fruitland, ID
Third Prize Winners
Alyson Treglia - Hauppauge Union Free School District, Hauppauge, NY
Joy Cawiezell - Liza Jackson Preparatory School, Ft Walton Beach, FL
Desiree Mathews - Edmond Public Schools, Edmund, OK
Elaine Giles - Ossipee Central School, Center Ossipee, NH
Heather Kostal - Holy Trinity Catholic School, Westmont, IL
Laura Motush - Bioscience High School, Phoenix, AZ
Lori Phillips - Crestview High School, Crestview, FL
Brenda Sosa - West Central Elementary School, Hartford, SD
Krista Skrede - Mountain Discovery Charter School, Bryson City, NC
Emily Troutman – North Smyrna Elementary School, Smyrna, DE
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to our winners and to all our art teacher friends!
Art teachers nationwide choose Blick brand supplies for their quality and value. We carefully curate our line of products to help stretch your classroom budget without sacrificing quality—just one more way Blick is your partner in arts education.
Diamond Sponsor of the 2022 NAEA Convention
Blick is pleased to be a Diamond Sponsor of the upcoming hybrid NAEA National Convention, to be held both virtually and in-person in New York City, March 3–5, 2022. In addition, we congratulate the National Art Education Association on its 75th anniversary!
We are excited to welcome in-person attendees to our exhibit hall booth, where we will unveil our newest lesson plans for 2022 and offer hands-on workshops, conference swag, support resources, and more.
Blick is proud to continue its support of NAEA and other art education organizations throughout the year by exhibiting at state and regional conferences, advertising in organization publications, presenting workshops, and offering support materials including door prizes, product samples, and more for educator-led professional development events. For more information or to register for the conference, visit: https://naea22.us3.pathable.com/
Blick NAEA Convention Grant Winners Announced
Continuing education in materials, methods, and theory is crucial for art educators, as is the opportunity to collaborate with other art professionals. That’s why Blick sponsors, exhibits, and provides support materials for art education conferences and other professional development events across the U.S. Additionally, Blick sponsors an NAEA Convention Grant each year. Awarded to two art educators, the grant includes conference registration, airfare, lodging, and daily expenses. Awardees register for the opportunity to win at their state AEA convention in the fall, and winners are announced in late December.
Meet our 2022 Grant Recipients
Lyndsi Braunschweig, Johnson Creek High School – Johnson Creek, WI
In her 12 years as a Wisconsin educator, Lyndsi Braunschweig has been privileged to work with students and teachers in a variety of K-12 settings. Inspired by her mom, who was her elementary art teacher, Lyndsi received a bachelor's degree in Art Education from UW Oshkosh. Lyndsi teaches 7-12 grade art for the Johnson Creek School District in the village where she was born and raised.
Michelle Sutton, Rose Hill Elementary School – Rose Hill, KS
Michelle Sutton is a teacher of elementary art in Rose Hill, Kansas. An art teacher since 2010, she lives in Wichita with her husband, Carl. Michelle is a mixed media painter and seamstress who enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband in her spare time. She loves teaching and is excited to be part of this year’s NAEA event!
Stop by the Blick exhibit at your state AEA conference this fall and enter for a chance to win one of two 2023 NAEA Convention Grants! Winners will receive free registration, plus airfare, four nights lodging, and daily expenses for the 2023 convention in San Antonio, Texas. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to meet art educators from all over the U.S. and around the world!
Blick Offers 'Future Orders' Option for Educators and Schools
Skip the stress of ordering classroom supplies when the school year starts – place an order ahead of time and we’ll send it to you when you need it.
Advantages of Future Orders:
1. Best Product Availability
2. Just in Time Delivery
3. Invoices Align with Budgetary Timing
How it Works:
1. Prepare your supply list in advance of the date needed.
2. Place your order as soon as you are able and indicate the date you would like your order to ship. If ordering online, select “I would like this order to be billed and shipped to me at a future date” in the shipping address section of checkout.
3. We will pack and hold your order until the selected date.
4. You won't be invoiced until your order ships.
5. Your order arrives on time and complete.
Blick Sponsors 2022 Celebrating Art Contests
Celebrating Art hosts three art contests each year for students across the United States in grades K-12. There is no cost to enter and no fee to be published. Judges select the top 35% of the entries received to be published in a national anthology.
For over 10 years, Blick has provided support in the form of gift certificates to be redeemed for classroom supplies for sponsoring art educators and awards for the Top Ten winning students. We are pleased to support this program which provides young artists a platform to share their work and gives teachers the opportunity to earn free art supplies.
For contest information, visit CelebratingArt.com.
The Council for Art Education Recognizes 2021 Youth Art Month Award Winners
The Council for Art Education Board of Directors voted to recognize the following individuals for contributions to their 2021 Youth Art Month Programs:
Claire Flanagan Grand Award
Texas: Christine Grafe
Awards of Excellence
Virginia: Jauan Brooks, Kelly Shradley-Horst
New York: Heather McCutcheon, Donnalyn Shuster
New Jersey: Karen Mannino, Jennifer Johnson
Awards of Merit
Kansas: Linda Nelson-Bova, Lynn Felts
Illinois: Tricia Frost
Alabama: Julie Harrison
Pennsylvania: Charles Matz, Christina Franko-Uliano
Maine: Elise Pelletier Katherine Crim, Chairperson
Oklahoma: Shelly Olds
Wisconsin: Beth Dobberstein
Vermont: Rebbie Carlton, Melissa Kristiansen
South Dakota: Marica Shannon
North Carolina: Catherine Cowperthwait
State chairpersons submitted documentation of their Youth Art Month Programs to be eligible for recognition. Documentation was evaluated across a variety of key categories based on predetermined criteria.
Sponsored nationally by the Council for Art Education (CFAE), Youth Art Month (typically the month of March) is a celebration of the visual arts. Through student exhibitions, public artworks, art festivals, and school events, organizers and student artists raise awareness and support for the visual arts.
Find out more about Youth Art Month at: councilforarteducation.org/youth-art-month/
The Council for Art Education is a non-profit 501(c)(3) association created in 1984 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute Inc (ACMI). ACMI seeks to promote safety in art and creative products through its certification program and is a major sponsor of CFAE.