Nominations for 2015 Awards are due June 22, 2015

Please nominate an outstanding art educator in one of the following awards categories. We have so many creative art teachers in our state that are doing amazing things and they need to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the field of art education.

Program Objectives:
To focus professional attention on quality art education and exemplary art educators.
To increase public awareness of the importance of quality art education.
To set standards for quality art education and show how they can be achieved.
To provide tangible recognition of achievement, earn respect of colleagues, and enhance professional opportunities for PAEA members.


  • Outstanding Elementary Art Educator
  • Outstanding Middle Level Art Educator
  • Outstanding Secondary Art Educator
  • Outstanding Non-Public School Art Educator
  • Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator
  • Outstanding Special Needs Art Educator
  • Outstanding Museum Art Educator
  • Outstanding Supervision/Administration Art Educator
  • Outstanding Emeritus Art Educator (formerly known as Outstanding Retired Art Educator -3 years retired)
  • Outstanding Friend to Art Education
  • Outstanding New Professional Art Educator (This award is intended to recognize excellence among new art educators based on their success in student teaching and as a first-year teacher.)
  • Outstanding Early Career Art Educator (up to 5 years teaching or a shift in or a new position  up to 5 years)
  • Clyde McGeary Scholarship Recipients

Nominations for this year’s outstanding art educator awards are due by June 22. Information for nominating can be found below:

RUBRICS for granting awards:

Rubric for Outstanding Elementary, Middle or Secondary Art Educator Awards

Rubric for Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award

Rubric for Outstanding Special Needs Art Educator Award

Rubric for Outstanding Museum Art Educator Award

Rubric for Outstanding Supervision/Administration Art Educator Award

Rubric for Outstanding Retired Art Educator (Emeritus)

Rubric for Outstanding Friend to Art Education Award

Rubric for Outstanding Non-Public Art Educator

New Professional Art Educator Rubric


1.     By June 22nd, email the following to Marcy Bogdanich at

a.     Completed NAEA nomination form and NAEA curriculum vita form:


b.     Two letters of recommendation

c.     a 1-paragraph biography of the person being nominated

d.     a digital portrait image of the person being nominated

PAEA Nominees:  Please complete the Register your nomination – PAEA awards 2015 once your nomination materials have been sent to PAEA awards chair gmail address.

If you prefer, hard copies can be postmarked on or before  June 22nd and mailed to:
Marcy Bogdanich
PO Box 174
Mars, PA 16046
If you have questions contact Marcy Bogdanich
phone: (724)272-2235



2015 YAM Exhibit at PDE – DEADLINE Feb 15th

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PAEA is hosting a K–12 Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Pennsylvania Department of Education building in Harrisburg.

Each PAEA member can submit 3 works of student art for this exhibit.

Please see submissions guidelines for more information on how to participate:


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Try these handy labels :

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ADVOCATE and USE THESE Posters and Invites:

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Save these dates:

February 13 (Friday): Artwork is due to your regional collector (see map and list)

March 21 (Saturday): Artist Reception from 1 – 3 PM

Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market Street

Harrisburg, PA 17126

(Best parking is at: Chestnut Street Parking Garage)

Exhibition Dates: March 2 – April 17 M-F 8 AM-5 PM


Contact our YAM representatives at: