As a privilege of the VAEA membership you are encouraged to submit nominations recognizing Outstanding Art Educators in Virginia.
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE AWARDS PROGRAM?
WHO ARE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES?
Any VAEA member who meets the award criteria established by NAEA may be nominated. VAEA Membership is not required for the Distinguished Service (Outside the Profession) and “Friends of the Visual Arts” Awards.
WHO MAY NOMINATE?
Any VAEA member may nominate. Art Administrators / Supervisors may be nominated by Administrators, Supervisors, or Principals that do not hold a VAEA membership.
Candidate’s packet submitted to the Regional President.
Regional Presidents submit the Candidates' packets to the VAEA Awards Chair.
Necessary Forms and Resources
These categories honor exceptional history of contributions, endeavors and / or service to the field of Art Education.
Elementary Art Educator
Middle School Art Educator
Secondary Art Educator
Administration / Supervision Art Educator
Higher Education Art Educator
Museum Education Art Educator
Special Needs Art Educator
Retired Art Educator
National Art Honor Art Society Sponsor
National Junior Art Honor Society Sponsor
Higher Education Student Chapter Sponsor
Higher Education Student Achievement
Special Needs Lifetime Achievement
Distinguished Service Within the Profession
Distinguished Service Outside the Profession
* Friends of the Visual Arts I (Administrators)
* Friends of the Visual Arts II (Corporations)
The awards generated by the VAEA Board / Advisory Council for SE Region Awards and National Awards are:
Virginia Art Educator, State Newsletter and State Website
The above listing of NAEA Awards is not all inclusive. Please consult the NAEA website @ arteducators.org for awards that are contribution, leadership and issues specific.
VAEA Award Candidate
The VAEA Nomination Form with signatures from the nominator to validate the nomination and the candidate consenting to the nomination.
A Letter of Nomination from the nominator.
Pages 3 & 4
NAEA Standardized Vita / Resume Form, using no smaller than 10 point type.
Pages 5 & 6
Two Letters of Commendation (1 page each, front only) supporting the candidate from colleagues, teachers, administrators, or parents.
Please enclose a current, color photograph for the VAEA newsletter and website.
“Helpful Reminders” for the Vita
Please use these guidelines as a prompt to assist in filling out the required paperwork. When noting evidence, please be specific with the dates and titles of the events.
National and Southeastern Regional NAEA Activities
Candidate has evidence of history of professional involvement at the National and Southeastern (United States) Regional level. Examples: Held / holds a national and regional office, served/serves on national and regional committees, received national and regional honors or awards, presents sessions at NAEA Conventions.
VAEA State Activities (Blue Ridge, Central, Northern, Southwestern or Tidewater)
Candidate has evidence of history of professional involvement at the state level. Examples: Held / holds state elected offices, chairs / chaired state committees, received state awards/honors, and regularly presents sessions at state conferences and regional workshops.
Other Leadership Roles and Accomplishments
Candidate has evidence of positions of strong leadership roles in associations/organizations outside the VAEA. Examples: Held / holds officer / leadership roles, achieved accomplishments, and has received award/honors in those roles.
Other Professional Associations/Organizations, Offices, Honors
Candidate has evidence of long term memberships in other professional associations/organizations. Examples: Held / holds offices, and received awards/honors.
Publications and/or Exhibitions
Candidate has evidence of publications, received grants, published research papers, and presented art exhibitions as the individual artist.
Teaching / Related Experiences
Candidate has evidence of extensive history of highly accomplished teaching and related experiences. Examples: National Board Certification, chairing curriculum development, writing frameworks, content, standards, assessments, art integration.