Portfolio Day a Huge Success

The OAEA and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art hosted Portfolio Day 2015 on Friday, January 16, and the student turnout was fantastic! Over 200 students attended the event and used this opportunity to meet with colleges and universities to discover more about their visual arts programs, as well as display their own artwork to receive feedback from professors and university representatives. Oklahoma universities and college made-up the majority of the group, while the Art Institute of Chicago represented the out-of-state school. Below are more details pertaining to the event:

By the Numbers:
Oklahoma high schools who participated: 29
College and universities who participated: 11
Students showing portfolio work: 188
Students without portfolio work: 22

A huge “thank you” goes out to Jann Jeffrey for organizing this event, as she put forth a great deal of hard work to bring this together!


Young People’s Art Exhibit & Youth Art Month

The Young People’s Art Exhibit at Oklahoma Contemporary is still accepting artwork for their 2015 show in Oklahoma City. Click here for more details. The 2015 schedule for Youth Arts Month (YAM) has been updated as well. Please take a moment to see what’s happening for YAM 2015!

Junior Young Talent in Oklahoma Information and Forms Availble

If you teach middle school or junior high, we encourage you to enter your students’ artwork into the 2015 Junior Young Talent in Oklahoma exhibition. Click here for the Jr. YTIO information or you may access this page anytime by clicking the “Events” drop down tab on the menu bar.

Winter Issue of The Artifice Now Available

The Winter 2014 issue of The Artifice is now available online! Get the latest news on several upcoming art exhibitions and competitions coming up in Oklahoma for a variety of grade levels, as well as several past events from 2014.

If you are interested in entering student work into the 2015 Junior Young Talent in Oklahoma exhibition, the necessary documents and information will be posted later this week. Be sure to subscribe to our website via email to receive the latest news and information as it becomes available. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the email subscription form.

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.

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

The OAEA’s Teacher of the Month for May is Mr. John Cargal of Wayland Bond’s Elementary School in Moore.

The OAEA’s Teacher of the Month for May is Mr. John Cargal of Wayland Bond’s Elementary School in Moore.