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Art education conferences 2003-2004.

Following is a listing of conferences being held in the coming year by art education associations and others throughout the country. For more information or to register, please contact the individuals whose names, addresses, phone/fax numbers, or e-mail/Web site addresses are provided at the end of each listing.

ALABAMA. (Joint conference with Tennessee.) Nov. 13-15; Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg. Contact: Russell Bennett, 4 York Circle, Johnson City, TN 37601; (423) 926-4837, fax (423) 378-2470; e-mail: theartcoach@; or Betsy Logan: rbjlogan@;

ALASKA. Oct. 3-5; Fairbanks. "No Art Left Behind." Strong teacher-as-artist theme. Renowned artist Judy Pfaff will be guest speaker/presenter. Contact: Phil Carrico, 1924 Gilmore Trail, Fairbanks, AK 99712," (907) 457-6373, fax (907) 451-8834; e-mail: pcarrico@

ARIZONA. Nov. 7-9; Sedona. "The Technology of Making Art: Paint to Pixels." Contact: Eduard Uzumeckis, Yavapai College, 4215 Arts village Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336; (928) 649-4272, fax (928) 204-2683; e-mail:

ARKANSAS. Nov. 6-7; Little Rock Hilton. "Improving Student Learning: Part Two. The Arts Make a Difference." Contact: Bonnie Black, 54 Maryton Park Cove, Little Rock, AR 72204; (501) 569-9512, fax (501) 569-8775," e-mail:

CALIFORNIA. Nov. 13-16; Doubletree San Jose. "The Spirit Sears." Contact: Larry Oviatt, 1500 E. Ocean Blvd., #519, Long Beach, CA 90802; phone/fax (888) 716-2232;

COLORADO. Oct. 9-11; Beaver Run Resort/ Conference Center, Breckenridge. Contact: Susan Pinkney-Todd, 4438 Newton Street, Denver, CO 80211; (303) 480-1682, fax (303) 480-1682; e-mail:

CONNECTICUT. Nov. 2-3; Farmington Marriott, Farmington. Contact: Barbara Grasso, 20 Yarde Drive, Forestville, CT 06010-7830 (860) 589-0765, fax (860) 584-7902; e-mail:

DELAWARE. Oct. 10; Sheraton Dover Hotel. "Crafting New Connections." Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education, the Delaware Division of the Arts, and the Delaware Alliance for Art in Education--will marry two arts conferences to enable arts educators to attend and participate as members of Delaware's art community. Contact: Debora Hansen, P.O. Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903; (302) 739-4885 ext. 3145, fax (302) 739-7645; e-mail:

FLORIDA. Oct. 16-19; Hyatt Orlando, Kissimmee. Contact: Pearl Krepps, 952 Francis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33405; (561) 832-3162, e-mail:

GEORGIA. Oct. 16-19; Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens. Contact: Terrylynne Marshall; athens/sparta/6003/vendor-c.html; (scroll down to "vendor contract information"); e-mail:

IDAHO. Oct. 2-3; Coeur d'Alene Inn/ Conference Center. Contact: Cindy Hoovel, P.O. Box 936, Parma, ID 83660; (208) 722-6429; e-mail:

ILLINOIS: Oct. 30-Nov. 1; Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, Chicago. "issues and Connections." Educators will experience a series of "art and aesthetic experiences" that can be shared with everyone, and have an opportunity to make long range connections over the course of a year to further engage students with saturated and enriched activities with time. Contact: Judy Doebler, Northbrook School District #27 Shabonee School, 2929 Shabonee Trail, Northbrook, IL 60062; (847) 498-4970 x421; e-mail:

INDIANA. Nov. 7-8; Marten House Hotel & Conference Center, Indianapolis. "Cultural Visions." Friday Keynote Speaker: Duane Sabiston, Artist in Education. Saturday Keynote Speaker: Truman Lowe, Sculptor. Contact: Ana Maria Pichardo-Delk, 2124 W. Surrey Dr., Muncie, IN 47304; (765) 288-0027; e-mail:;

IOWA. Oct. 17-19; Sheraton Hotel, Iowa City. Contact: Lynda Black-Smith, Taylor Elementary, 720 7th SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404; (319) 365-3873; e-mail:

MAINE, Sept. 19; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle. Contact: Bonnie Clark, (207) 778-6637; e-mail:

MICHIGAN. Oct. 9-12; Kewadin Conference Center, Sault Ste. Marie. "Our Resources: People, Environment, Culture." Professional growth session, U.P.I.S.D., Tribal Membery Involvement, MAEA Member Presentations, Traditional French/English Country Dance Music/Dance Evening, Lake Superior State Univ. Hosting Friday Smorgasbord, Buffy St. Marie's Appearance and Saturday Highlight. Contact; Rich Guimond, Conference Co-Chair, 649 Bingham Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-0246; (906)632-0781 (home), (906) 478-3471 ext. 242 (work), fax (906) 478-3912; e-mail:

MINNESOTA. Nov. 7-8; St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Contact: Jodi Munsterman, Triarco Arts & Crafts, 14650 28th Avenue North, Plymouth, MN 55447; (763) 559-5590 ext. 121, fax (765) 559-2215; e-mail:

MISSOURI. Feb: 26-28, 2004; Millennium Hotel, Saint Louis. Cantact Marilynne Bradley; e-mail:

NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION. April 16-20; 2004; Adams Mark Hotel, Denver, Colo. Contact: NAEA, 1916 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-8000;

NEBRASKA. Oct. 7-8; Museum of Nebraska, University of Nebraska, Kearney. Contact: John Dinsmore, Art Department, Univ. of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE 68849.

NEW JERSEY; Oct 1-3, Double Tree Hotel/ Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset. "Art Can Change the World." The impact of the arts on the world will be stressed. Speakers include Jane Golden (Philadelphia Muralist), and Sarah Tambucci and Judith Peck (50 years of sculpture); hands-on workshops; over 100 Presentations; strands focusing on: special needs/art therapy, computers, hands and minds, and more, Contact: Kim L. Defibaugh, Ed.D, 1759 New Hampshire Ave., Toms River, NJ 08755; (732) 505-5860, fax (732) 914-9706: e-mail: kdefibaugh@;

NEW YORK. Nov. 21-23, Hyatt Regency, Rochester, "Lasting Impressions" will be a conference to remember, Interesting speakers, fascinating and informative workshops, our Printaganza" vendors, old friends and new. Contact: Mitchell Visoky, 90 Bryan Ave. B2D, White Plains, NY 10506; (914) 948-9483, fax (914) 682-3087; e-mail:;

OHIO. Nov. 6-8; Seagate Convention Center and Radisson, Toledo. "Destination Art" with storyteller and children's-book illustrator, Will Cay; John "Crash" Matos, pioneer of the Graffiti Art Movement: commercial exhibitors and over 130 professional-development opportunities. Contact: Joan Maxwell, 248 E. Wilgus Drive, Russells Point, OH 43348; phone/fax (937) 843-3389; e-mail:;

OVERSEAS. April 18-20, 2004; Museumquartier, Vienna, Austria. Contact: Barbara Osen, PSC 10, Box 1068, APO, AE 09142; phone 49-6302-984417; e-mail:

SOUTH CAROLINA. Oct. 9-11; Charleston Riverview Hotel. Charleston. Contact: Stan Dubose, Fair Oak Elem. School, 1964 Oakway Road. Westminster, SC 29693; {864) 972-9371, fax (864) 972-5631; e-mail:

TENNESSEE. (Joint conference with Alabama.) Nov. 13-15: Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg. Contact: Russell Bennett, 4 York Circle, Johnson City, TN 37601; (423) 926-4837, fax (423) 378-2470; e-mail:; or e-mail Betsy Logan:;

TEXAS. Nov. 5-9; Fairmont Hotel Dallas. "The Persistence of Vision--Art Education in the 21st Century." Contact: Judy Shimp, TAEA, 13140 Coit Rd., LB 120, Ste. 320, Dallas, TX 75240; (972) 233-9107 ext. 201, fax (927) 490-4219; e-mail:

UTAH. Feb. 21-22, 2004; Pine View High School, St. George. Contact: Zan Burningham, 1675 N. 1560 E., North Logan, UT 84341; (435) 563-6273, fax (435) 563-9534; e-mail:

VIRGINIA. Nov. 6-8; Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center. Contact: Anne Wolcott; e-mail: awolcott@; Betty Tisinger; e-mail:;

WASHINGTON. Oct. 10-11; Mariner High School, Everett. "Art is Essential." Icon: Art Food Pyramid. New Techniques, Great Ideas, Essential Learnings, OSPI Updates, New Faces, Awards, Eat, Drink, Have Fun! It is Essential! Contact: Gale Riley, 14409 43rd Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98037; phone/fax (425) 745-2158; e-mail:

WEST VIRGINIA. Oct. 17-18; Clay Center, Charleston. The WVAEA is working with the Clay Center for the Arts/Sciences. Technology in the classroom will be a feature of this conference, Contact: Nanette Seligman, 2209 23rd Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101: I304) 428-7111; e-mail:;
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