Spring 2015 Artifice

OAEA Workshop with Kathy Liontas-Warren

Artist and educator Kathy Liontas-Warren, in conjunction with OAEA, is offering a mixed media on paper workshop for Oklahoma K-12 art teachers at the Art Department of Cameron University, Friday, June 26th, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The intent of the workshop is for Oklahoma Art Teachers of all levels to experience new art techniques for personal, creative development while building relationships with peers and learning more about the higher education programs in our state. Hopefully, this is the first in a series of future art workshops that strive to encourage dialogue, through the act of creating, between Oklahoma K-12 and higher education art teachers.

The workshop is open to 20 participants and the deadline for registration is 5pm, Friday, June 19th, 2015. For more information or to register, click the document below:


Summer Workshops in Taos, New Mexico

Oklahoma State University is offering several classes and workshops this summer in Taos, New Mexico, which are sponsored by the Doel Reed Center for the Arts. Classes are categorized either as “Classes for Credit” or Leisure Learning Classes (non-credit). Questions regarding the classes or coursework can be directed toward Shane O’Mealey.


Call for 2015 Conference Presentations

The 2015 OAEA Fall Convention will once again be at Cameron University in Lawton. The dates are Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12, 2015. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to share some of your teaching ideas or a favorite lesson with others. If you would like to present at the conference, please fill out this form and e-mail it to Edna McMillan (ednam@cameron.edu) by the deadline of August 1st, 2015. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance and their schedule by August 15, 2015.


Call for Presentations


Call for Presentations

Workshop: Balinese Batik Painting

11069392_10206487333247349_7091359100718696953_nMichelle Barnes and Sarah Carnes will present a Balinese Batik Silk Scarf Painting Workshop based on studies from their 2014 Bali FUND FOR TEACHERS GRANT Experience on Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 PM. The workshop will be held at Oklahoma Contemporary, and is conveniently scheduled after the April 18 OAEA Board meeting.

OAEA members are $5, all others $10, and all Batik making supplies are provided. (NOTE: Please bring a hair dryer, this will help the initial drying process go faster!)

We have a limited number of spots available!  To register, please email srcarnes@okcps.org ASAP.

Youth Arts Day 2015

Below are images from the 2015 Youth Arts Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol on March 10. Congratulations to Chloe Miller (Piedmont Middle School – 7th grade) whose YAM flag was selected as the winning design!

Young Talent in Oklahoma Results

Judging commenced late Saturday afternoon for the 2015 Young Talent in Oklahoma competition and the selected student artworks are available below in both .pdf and .doc files:


2015 YTIO Results


2015 YTIO Results

Artwork drop-off is this Saturday from 9 am to 10 am at the Lightwell Gallery on the University of Oklahoma campus. Volunteers are needed to help hang the show, so if you are able to stay for an hour or two after dropping off your work, help would be greatly appreciated. If you are unable to bring your student’s work, please use the YTIO Results document as a reference list for other teachers in your area that you can contact who may be able to deliver work for you.

Senior portfolio winners are allowed to exhibit three of their portfolio works. Please email Melissa Mayo with the three artwork titles and the name of the student as soon as possible so she can prepare the programs and awards.


For all students who had artwork selected, please complete and attach the following labels to the back of their artwork:


Artwork Labels


Artwork Labels

– March 14 (Saturday) 9 am – 10 am: Delivery & Installation of Artwork at the University of Oklahoma Lightwell Gallery (please deliver your work by 10 am)
– March 16 (Monday), to March 28 (Saturday): Exhibition open for viewing
– March 28 (Saturday) 1 pm – 2:45 pm: YTIO Reception at Lightwell Gallery
– March 28 (Saturday) 3 pm: Awards Ceremony
– March 28 (Saturday) 4 pm: Artwork removed from gallery by teachers




Youth Arts Day at the State Capitol – March 10, 2015

During the Youth Arts Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol there will be a visual art slide show and OAEA needs images of your students’ artwork (with/without the student, have permission to share the image if they are included). Artwork images created from any year can be submitted and all grade levels will be represented. We would like 5-10 images per teacher.

Youth Arts Day
State Capitol
Tuesday, March 10
9-11 AM

We hope you can make it to this event, if not, plan on it March 2016. Door knockers will be passed out afterwards.

Also, please send us any news articles or news stories about art in your communities to us for August 2014-June 2015.  Especially anything about student awards, art shows, murals, etc. We are putting together the YAM book for National.

Please send al Youth Arts Day images and news articles to the OAEA Youth Arts Month Co-Chairs , Sarah Carnes srcarnes@okcps.org or Michelle Barnes tmbarnes@okcps.org.


Student Opportunities with the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition has provided a comprehensive list of workshops, scholarships, and volunteer opportunities for students across Oklahoma. Click here for their downloadable brochure.

Upcoming Contest and Event Dates

February and March are very busy months for art education, and the OAEA would like to help you keep track of everything going on! Below are some of the major contests and events happening within the field of art education in Oklahoma:

Feb. 12 – Youth Art Month Flags, State Superintendent’s Showcase, and NAEA Convention artwork due to Sarah Carnes and Michelle Barnes.
Feb. 13 – Junior Young Talent in Oklahoma artwork lists due.
Feb. 18 – USAO Innovations Artwork delivered for exhibition (11 am – 7pm)
Feb. 20 – Young Talent in Oklahoma submissions due by 7pm (Westmoore High School)

March 4 – State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence application postmarked and mailed.
March 23 – Modern Madonna of the Prairie Photography Contest submissions due.
March 26 to 28 – NAEA Convention in New Orleans, LA.