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Art education conferences 2007-2008.

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 Oct. 18-21; Alabama School of Fine Art and Birmingham Museum of Art's Pompeii Exhibit. "Go with the Flow." Celebrate art throughout the ages, from historic Pompeii to modern day technology. Workshops, tours and gallery hops. Contact: Susan C. Davis, 3744 Valley Head Rd., Birmingham, AL 35223; phone: (205) 977-7800; e-mail: davissu;

ARIZONA Nov. 1-3; Radisson Pace Diablo Resort & Spa, Sedona. "The Empowerment Conference: Empowering Teachers, Empowering Students, Through Art." Keynotes include: Dr. Mary Stokrocki and Dr. Enid Zimmermon. Contact: LynnAlison McGavack-Martin, 12855 W. Orange Dr., Litchfield Park, AZ 85340; phone: (623) 535-9712; e-mail:,"

ARKANSAS Nov. 1-2; Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, North Little Rock. "Putting Together the Pieces of a Bigger Picture." Presentations and workshops addressing interdisciplinary studies, technology, teacher leadership and best practices in art education. Contact: Amanda Linn, 109 S. Schiller St., Little Rock, AR 72205; phone: (501) 416-9547; e-mail:

CALIFORNIA Nov. 15-18; Pasadena Hilton Hotel and Pasadena Conference Center. "Art on Parade: Celebrating Creative Expression." Focus on innovation in art education. Keynote speakers include Sandy Skoglund, Richard MacDonald and John Hughes. Contact: Jane Lease, 3624 Buck Owens Blvd. #17, Bakersfield, CA 93308; phone: (661) 327-2070; e-mail:;

COLORADO Oct. 4-7; Pueblo Convention Center, Pueblo. Contact: Dale Zalmstra, 1981 S. Lafayette, Denver, CO 80210; phone and fax: (303) 777-6427; e-mail:;

CONNECTICUT Oct. 22; Hartford Convention Center. "Design Learning through Art." Keynote: Ernesto Pujol, New York-based conceptual artist with an interdisciplinary art, curatorial and education practice. Contact: Laurie Vicario, Cheshire High School, 525 S. Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410; phone: (203) 250-2512; e-mail:;

FLORIDA Oct. 18-21: The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlondo. "ArtWorks!" State's largest professional development event for visual art educators. General sessions, hands-on workshops, special interest sessions, special networking events and division meetings. Contact: Lisa Kammel Raguso, 402 Office Plaza, Tallahassee, FL 32301; phone: (850) 445-1825; fax: (850) 942-1793;

GEORGIA Oct. 11-14; Marriott Hotel Downtown Augusta. "Connections 2007-Connecting Curriculum through the Visual Arts." Keynote Speaker: Todd Siler, artist and author of Think Like a Genius. Contact Ivey Coleman, 1434 Glenn Ave. Augusta, GA 30904; home phone: (706) 733-4787, work: (706) 863-3220, home e-mail:, work: ivey.coleman@ccboe.ner,

IDAHO Oct. 4-5; Owyhee Plaza Hotel. Boise. "Art Beyond Scissors: Bring It On!" Includes 25 workshops and approximately 20 commercial exhibitors. Keynote: Judy Domeny Bowen. Contact: Joni Cashman, P.O. Box 3148, Sun Valley, ID 83353; phone: (208) 667-5397; e-mail:;

ILLINOIS Oct. 26-27; Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, Chicago. Contact: Vicki Kanik, P.O. Box 138, Kaneville, IL 60144; phone: (630) 557-0198; e-mail:;

INDIANA Nov. 1-3; University Place/IUPUI, Indianapolis. "Pushing the Boundaries." Focus: advocacy. Keynote speakers: The Guerrilla Girls and Marilyn Stewart. Workshops and sessions abound. Contact: Rita Jacks, P.O. Box 57, Rockville, IN 47872; phone: (765) 592-1633; e-mail:; Connie McClure; e-mail:;

IOWA Oct. 12-13; YMCA Camp, Boone. "Connect to the Earth." Contact: Stephen Cox, 3010 Center St., Des Moines, IA 50312; phone: (515) 490-8265; e-mail:

KANSAS Oct. 5-6; Great Bend. "Wild About Art!" Workshops, tours and speakers involving art education and art production. Contact: Shannon Wedel, 5965 Westridge Dr., Great Bend, KS 67530; phone: (620) 793-9712; e-mail:;

KENTUCKY Oct. 19-20; The Drawbridge Inn, Ft. Mitchell. "It's All In Your Head: Exploring Artistic Possibilities." Contact: Elise Melrood, Model Lab School, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, KY 40475; phone: (859) 625-1643; e-mail:;

LOUISIANA Nov. 10-12; Alexandria. Keynote speaker: Duane Sabiston. Contact: Dorinda Gifford; e-mail:;

MAINE Sept. 14-16; Haystack Mtn. School of Crafts, Deer Isle. Contact: Holly Houston, 71 Summit Terrace, No. Yarmouth, ME 04097; e-mail:

MARYLAND Oct. 19; Towson University. "The Observed World." Workshops on best practices for working from observation with students K-12. Keynote speaker: Connie Hayes. Contact: Mark Coates, Faulkner Ridge Center, 10598 Marble Faun Ct., Columbia, MD 21044; phone: (410) 313-6634; e-mail: Linda Popp, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles St., Towsan, MD 21204; phone: (410) 887-4030; e-mail:;

MICHIGAN Oct. 12-13; Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place, Grand Rapids. "ART: The Making of Meaning." Contact: Julia Tomaro; phone: (248) 556-6505; e-mail: Amy VanderPol; phone: (616) 574-5760; e-mail.;

MINNESOTA Nov. 2-3; Earle Brown Conference Center, Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis College of Art end Design. "Images, Sense and Memory--Teaching Through Contemporary Art." Keynote speakers: Dr. Paul Bolin, material culture and utilizing multiple senses in experiencing contemporary artworks. Liz Miller, site-specific installations. Contact: Mark Trampf, 2951 Polk St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418; phone: (612) 789-3729; e-mail:;

MISSISSIPPI Nov. 2-4; E. E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, Greenville. An Center features programming of Delta Center Stage, Delta Children's Museum, Delta Symphony Association end the Greenville Arts Council. Contact: Kathryn Cascio Lewis, c/o Greenville Arts Council, 323 S. Main St., Greenville, MS 38701; phone: (662) 332-2246; e-mail:;

MISSOURI March 14-15; Embassy Suites St. Louis-St. Charles. Contact: Susan Elson, 24675 Ingel Rd., Linneus, MO 64653; e-mail:;

NAEA (National Art Education Association) March 26-30; Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Contact: NAEA, 1916 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1590; phone: (703) 860-8000;

NEBRASKA Oct. 5-6; Chadron State College. "Nebraska Trappings: Crossing Divides." Land of Crazy Horse and Mari Sandoz; Museum of the For Trade and CSC. Keynote speaker: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Contact: Jeanine Mohr, 725 East 5th St., Chadron, NE 69337," phone: (308) 432-5144; e-mail:;

NEVADA Oct. 12-14; Boulder Dam Hotel, Boulder City. "Back to Your Roots." Learn about surrounding environment and work watercolor techniques on a boat tour on Lake Mead. Art workshops also onshore. Contact: Roz Knight, 4413 Parkchester Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89108, phone: (702) 647-1781; fax. (702) 523-5306; e-mail:,

NEW ENGLAND Nov. 2-4; The Four Points by Sheraton Hyannis Resort. Contact: Dr. John Michael Gray or Timothy J. O'Connor, P.O. Box 1527, Boston, MA 02117, phone: (617) 482-1313; e-mail:

NEW JERSEY October 1-3; Garden State Convention Center/DoubleTree Hotel, Somerset. "ART: Expect the Unexpected." Contact: Linda Devlin, 415 Brandywine Ave., Forked River, NJ 08731; e-mail:; www.aenj.arg.

NEW YORK Nov. 16-18; Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown. "Art Inside/Out." Contact: Jessica Bayer, 1462 Hewlett Ave., Hewlett, NY 11557; phone: (516) 374-4914; e-mail:

NORTH CAROLINA Nov. 1-4; Wilmington. NCAEA's annual Staff Development Workshop, full of learning, sharing, friendship and unity. Revitalize your artistic selves and expand your teaching toolkit. Celebrate passion for teaching and learning. Contact: Brian Daignault, P.O. Box 18354, Asheville, NC 28814; phone: (866) 759-9924; e-mail: 710eventdesign@gmail;

OHIO Nov. 1-3; Crowne Plaza & Dayton Convention Center, Dayton. Contact: Barrie Archer, 1129 Vine St., East Liverpool, OH 43920, phone: (330) 386-3269; e-mail: or

OKLAHOMA Sept. 21-22; University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickesho. "Oklahoma Arts--Defining a Century." Keynote speaker, vendors, division meetings, workshops, luncheon, awards, door prizes and reception. Contact: Teresa Hutter, 707 S. Lewis Ln., Mustang, OK 73064; e-mail:; www.okarted.arg

OREGON Oct. 12; Portland Art Museum. "Motivations & Transformations." Keynote speaker: Sandy Skoglund. Contact: Katie Gillard, 17770 SW Blanton Ave., Aloha, OR 97007; phone: (503) 282-9777, e-mail:;

PENNSYLVANIA Oct. 25-28; Hilton Hotel Conference Center, Scranton. "Foundations in Art Education." Mission: building on what we know, strengthen the knowledge we have and learn new and innovative techniques. Contact: AnnMarie Castlegrande, 3106 Division St., Scranton, PA 18504; phone: (570) 342-2069; e-mail:,

SOUTH CAROLINA Oct. 12-14; Embassy Suites Hotel Airport/Convention Center, North Charleston. "Building Community: Finding Common Ground." Discussion of new creative strand to be aligned with the South Carolina Standards. Guests include sculptor Bob Duster, educator and writer Ken Veith and NAEA President Bonnie B. Rushlow. Contact: Karen Wheeler; e-mail: Nancey Keeler; e-mail:

SOUTH DAKOTA Oct. 5-6; Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell. Our primary focus is to share successful lesson plans and present new and unique uses for materials and products through round-table and hands-on workshops. Contact: Marica Shannon, Mitchell Middle School, 800 West 10th, Mitchell SD 57301; phone: (605) 995-3051; e-mail:

TENNESSEE Nov. 1-3; First Center for the Visual Arts and Watkins College of An, Nashville. "Dream to Teach. Teach to Dream." Speakers include products of Tennessee art programs: Google artist Dennis Hwang and international architect Lucia Muniain. One day of presentations and two days of hands-on workshops. Tennessee's First Lady, Andrea Conte, will be luncheon speaker. Contact: Flowerree W. Galetovic; e-mail:;

TEXAS Nov. 7-11; Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Conference Center, Galveston. "An Ocean of Possibilities" providing stimulating experiences for 1,800 art teachers through renowned guest speakers, workshops, presentations, tours and commercial exhibitors. Contact: Judy Shimp, 14070 Proton Rd., Ste. 100, L8 9, Dallas, TX 76244; phone: (972) 233-9107, ext. 201; e-mail: judy@;

VERMONT Oct. 18; JFK Elementary School, Winooski. "Exploring Paper." Variety of workshops of interest and Linde Lembke, a respected teacher of book making, will be keynote speaker and presenter. Contact: Alice Trageser, Hinesburg Community School, Route 116, Hinesburg, VT 05461; e-mail:; www.

VIRGINIA Nov. 15-17; Williamsburg Marriott. Annual Professional Development Conference provides the sharing of best practices from state membership and promotes best in art education workshops, professional growth and motivation. Speaker: Dr. Billy Cannaday, Virginia State Superintendent of Public Education. Contact: Sid Ames, 3034 Waddington Dr., Richmond, VA 23224; home phone: (804) 276-1663; work phone: (804) 639-8340; e-mail:,;

WASHINGTON Oct. 12-13; International Academy of Design & Technology, Tukwila. "East Meets West: Aesthetics & Technology." Contact: Gale Riley; fax: (425) 745-2158; e-mail:; www.

WEST VIRGINIA Oct. 12-13; Parkersburg Art Center. Contact: Nanette Seligman; e-mail:

WISCONSIN Oct. 25-26; University of Wisconsin-River Falls, University Center. "Creating Connections." Keynotes: Tim Rollins of K.O.S., sharing insights on teaching callaboratively through his art workshops in the Bronx; Mark Rosheim, a "modern day Leanardo" who has recreated da Vinci's robotic inventions, as well as his own patents informed by Leonardo's work. Contact: Dr. Lynn Jermal, Art Department, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 410 S. Third St., River Falls, WI 54022; phone: (715) 425-3375; e-mail:;
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