New Board Meeting Minutes & OAEA Brochure Posted

The November OAEA Board Meeting minutes have been posted along with the new OAEA informational brochure. Also, don’t forget to sign up for Portfolio Day (January 16, 2015) by contacting Jann Jeffrey.

Young Talent in Oklahoma (YTIO) Forms Posted

Forms and information for the 2015 Young Talent in Oklahoma Exhibition are now available. If you have any questions, please use the contact form found on the Young Talent in Oklahoma page under “Events.”

OAEA Conference Photos

If you were unable to attend the 2014 OAEA Conference in Lawton, be sure to check out the OAEA facebook page to view photos taken by several members.

Below are images from the OAEA Member’s Artwork Show that were on display during the Conference. These are just a few of the pieces that were display, and these works will soon be on exhibition in the Oklahoma State Department of Education Gallery in Oklahoma City.

Artwork for the OAEA Member Showcase due this Friday

If you are submitting artwork to the 2014 OAEA Member Showcase, please make arrangements to deliver your work to an OAEA board member by Friday, October 3. All works will be on display during the OAEA Conference at Cameron University on October 10 – 11, 2014. Please complete the Member Showcase form and attach it to the back of your work.

Below are the board members traveling to Lawton to deliver artwork:

Eric Lyons (Deer Creek High School/Edmond area)

Bob Curtis (Oklahoma City area)

Isolete De Almeida (Oklahoma City area)

Shelley Self (Coweta High School/Tulsa area)

Ruth Crittendon (Elgin High School/Southwest Oklahoma/Lawton area)

Michelle Barnes (Yukon area)

If you are delivering work to Cameron University on Sunday, please arrive at the University Theater Foyer between 5 – 6 pm. You can locate the University Theater Foyer on the on the CU campus map (building #9). Please note that Cameron University has a theatrical production concluding at 5 pm, so you may want to arrive closer to 6 pm to avoid commotion and traffic.

Hotel Room Reservation Deadline: September 28

If you need to reserve a hotel room for the 2014 Fall Conference, there are 31 rooms remaining at the La Quinta Inn for $82.00 per night (before tax)  and 93.38 per night with tax. Room options are 2 double beds or 1 king bed and pull out. Simply mention “OAEA” when you call to make your reservation. (Please note the wrong room price was listed previously on the website)

After September 28, the OAEA block of reserved rooms will be released and the discounted price will no longer be offered. Be sure to book quickly!

There have been a few changes to the conference schedule. The new schedule is available here.

Fall Conference Schedule Now Available

The 2014 OAEA Fall Conference schedule is now available. Registration begins Friday October 10 at 1pm and Saturday October 11 at 8 am. You will find the registration table in the foyer of the McMahon Student Center. A map of Cameron University is available if you are not familiar with the campus.

The window for accepting Conference presentation applications is now closed. However, if you are an OAEA member, you may still submit artwork to the “Member Showcase.” Please submit your work to any OAEA board member by Friday, October 3.

Online Pre-registration is now closed. If you still need to register, please complete the paper registration and bring this with you along with your registration fee when you arrive to Cameron University. The registration fees are as follows:

Member – $60
Non-Member – $75
Student/Retired – $30


Conference Hotel Information and Registration Times

This year’s fall conference will be held October 10 and 11 at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. To register for the 2014 Fall Conference, please click here. If you need hotel accommodations, the OAEA has 38 rooms reserved at the La Quinta Inn for $82.00 per night (before tax)  and 93.38 per night with tax. Room options are 2 double beds or 1 king bed and pull out. Simply mention “OAEA” when you call to make your reservation. Registration starts at 1 pm on Friday in the foyer of the McMahon Student Center. Bottled water will be available for people who register. On Saturday, registration starts at 8 am in the foyer of the McMahon Student Center.

2015 Portfolio Day

PortfolioDay_OKCMOAIf you are a secondary-level teacher be sure to take advantage of the 2015 Portfolio Day at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Colleges and universities from across the nation will be in attendance as these institutions will showcase their visual arts programs and meet with students on a one-on-one basis to review their portfolios. For more information, please click here.

New Event Photos Posted

Take a few minutes to check out photos from several major events last spring. A big thank you goes out to Sarah Carnes for providing the images!

2014 NAEA Convention in San Diego, California

OAEA’s Jr. Young Talent Exhibition

YouthArt Month at the Oklahoma State Capitol

Conference Presentation Proposal Deadline Extended

If you are interested in presenting a lecture or activity session at this year’s Fall Conference at Cameron University, we have extended the deadline until September 15. Please visit our Conference Presentation page for the application.