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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Back to School Night ~ Welcome to ART

Last night was Back to School Night and it was wonderful to meet so many parents!  Thanks for stopping by.  For those of you who could not make it - here is my handout from Back to School Night!  I am looking forward to a(nother) CREATIVE year with you child(ren)!!!

Back to School Flyer #2

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award!!!

This award has been going around and I have to admit I am posting this later than what I would have liked.  The TO DO LIST before school starts was just tooooo long!  Thanks to Phyl @ There's a Dragon in my Art Room and Congrats to all the other dedicated ART ED Bloggers!  Let's get busy!  Hope your year is off to an amazing start!

Rule #1: Thank the person who gave you your award.
I want to thank Phyl @ There's a Dragon in my Art Room
she really got this WHOLE thing started.  A shout-out also goes to tishalou who added me to her list of 15!  So a BIG thank you to both of you!

Rule #2: Share 7 things about yourself
1.  My husband Patrick is Super Amazing!  He supports me & all of my art teacher craziness!
2.  Jigsaw & Winnie are my 2 Portuguese Water Dogs - the best dogs ever!
3.  I have been on the Executive Board of the Art Educators of New Jersey for over 10 years and I am currently serving as the Past-President.
4.  This will be my 19th year teaching ART and I love it!
5.  I taught "Art on a Cart" for 6 years and have been in my beautiful ART ROOM for the past 3 - YAHOO!
6. Artsonia will PROMOTE your art program - so give it a try!  Check out my gallery HERE!
7.  The NAEA (National Art Education Association) Convention (Seattle - March 2011) is an amazing experience, I have attended for many year and presented too.  If you have not had the chance to attend - MAKE PLANS TO GO!  You will not regret it!

Rule #3: Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whom you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.  
  1. Teaching Palette
  2. Artful Artsy Amy
  3. Deep Space Sparkle
  4. It's Not all Flowers and Sausage
  5. Mini Matisse
  6. Mrs. Picasso's Art Room
  7. Painted Paper
  8. Snippety Gibbet
  9. The Art of Education
  10. The Fugleblog
  11. Wonder Brooks Extraordinaire
  12. Organized Chaos!  Logistics in the Art Room
  13. Mrs. Leban's ART BLOG
  14. Mrs. Art Teacher
  15. Art with Mr. E
  16. Art Project Girl


NJPAC - This is AMERICA !!!  A perfect way to end National Art in Education WeekOne of my goals, each year, is to display as much artwork as possible outside of our school. This month and throughout the Fall, 1 piece of artwork will be on display in the lobby of the Victoria Theater at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ. This is a juried exhibit sponsored by the Art Educators of New Jersey, 30 pieces will be exhibited in all.  The theme for this Fall's exhibit was, "This is America" so all of the artwork goes along with that theme.   All the artwork is framed under glass and lit in true gallery style. It is quite an honor to have work exhibited in this exhibit, art educators from around the state of New Jersey submit work! The Artist's Reception will be Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 11:00 - 12:00 pm. Congratulations to Roxana (2nd grade), this is her Pledge Portrait - students learned how to draw a person with their hand across their body! You can see more of Roxana's artwork HERE in Roxana's Artsonia Gallery. If you are going to NJPAC soon please make sure to stop by and enjoy the exhibit! All the artwork from this exhibit can been viewed in the AENJ Artsonia Gallery.

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