About Our Awards Program!

One of the most important programs OAEA offers is recognition of our members for their outstanding performance as art educators and service to the organization.

 Awards for Members -
Outstanding Art Teachers - individual recognition within each of our nine regions
Division Awards – individual recognition for each of our eight divisions
Advocate Award of Honor and Merit – individual recognition for advocacy action (new for 2016)
Ohio Art Educator of the Year – our lifetime achievement award

 

Recognition for Contributions Outside of OAEA -
Distinguished Service Awards for Citizen, Educator and Business/ Organization – recognition for contributions made to art students from outside of OAEA

These individuals, through their powerfully engaging work and tremendous impact they’ve had on their students, inspired colleagues and fellow OAEA members to nominate them for these awards. We also take the time to appreciate the generous contributions from our community that support our work with Ohio’s art students.

 

The Ohio Art Education Foundation also recognizes excellence through support in scholarship and grant programs.

Student Scholarship – competitive award to undergraduate or graduate student member pursuing licensure in art education
Teacher Incentive Grant – support for a classroom project
Teacher Enrichment Grant – support for professional development

 We will celebrate the following honorees at our annual awards banquet and program on Friday November 6 at our state professional development conference in Dayton. Congratulations to these shining examples of high quality art education in Ohio.

Contact our Awards Chair at awards@ohioarted.com

                                                    

 For more information, criteria, lists and forms:

                         


 Click Here for Submission information!

 

 

OAEA 2016 Awards

 

 

Membership contributions are what make OAEA a vibrant and meaningful professional education organization. We are the sum of our membership efforts to move the profession forward amid very challenging times. With this in mind, one of the most important programs OAEA offers is recognition of our members for their outstanding performance as art educators and service to the organization. These individuals, through their powerfully engaging work and tremendous impact on students, community, colleagues and fellow OAEA members have inspired nominations for their respective awards.

Please join us as we celebrate and congratulate the following honorees at our annual awards banquet and program on Thursday, November 3 at our state professional development conference in Greater Cincinnati.

Again, congratulations to a group of shining O.A.E.A. examples of high quality art education in Ohio and "Full SteAm Ahead"!

2016 Awards:

 Ohio Art Educator of the Year

Sarah Danner Hebdo (C)

 

Division Awards

 Student:                                   Aaryn Combs (SW)
Elementary:                             Mary Anne Donovan (SW)
Middle:                                    Kate Brookshire (W)
Secondary:                              Matt Young (C)
Higher Education:                   Dr. R. Darden Bradshaw (W)
Super/Pol/Admin:                   Christine Gorbach (NE)
Museum:                                 Alison Caplan (NE)
Retired:                                    Dr. Julia Lindsey (W)

 

Outstanding Art Teacher Awards

Central:                                    Craig Huffman, Erin Miller, Christina Hickey
East:                                        Jennifer Young
East Central:                            Chris Bergert
North Central:                         Tracy VanBuskirk
North East:                              Carol Leikala, Jennifer Schulman, Julie Barcza
North West:                             Jean Imes, Kelly Wells
South East:                              Shaun Gentry
South West:                             Janet Gorman, Margie Meiners Metz
West Region:                           Ben Davis, Holly Johnson

 

 Service Awards

Distinguished Citizen for Art Education:        Daniel Jackson (NE)
Distinguished Educator for Art Education:     Michael Ziegelhofer (NC)
Distinguished Business for Art Education:     Hyde Park Square Business Association (SW)


 Advocate Awards

Honor:                                     Randy Robart (EC)
Merit:                                      Shannon Fish (SE)
                                                Valerie Fraizer (NC)


 Click Here to see all previous award winners