Award Criteria The OAEA Art Educator of the Year award is a lifetime achievement award presented to art educators who have often already received previous OAEA awards within their region and/or division. These individuals have exhibited dedication and commitment to OAEA and art education over an extended period of years. It is the highest award the Ohio Art Education Association has to offer.
Nominee for the OAEA Art Educator of the Year Award must:
Have served at least 10 years within the field of art education.
Be a member in good standing of OAEA for a minimum of seven (7) years as of Dec.1st.
Have developed a philosophy and theory of art teaching that is consistently reflected both in and outside the classroom.
Be actively engaged in the field of art education through research, development of literature in the field, and exploration of current issues.
Be a leader in developing innovative curricula and methodology.
Show leadership at the state or national level. Nominee shall be active in state and/or national activities. State does not relate to local/regional affiliations. National activities shall include, but not be limited to state and national affiliation and beyond.
Show commitment and dedication to the field through understanding, compassion, and helpfulness to students and colleagues.
Be professionally active by publishing articles concerning art education, giving speeches in support of art education and/or the arts, and/or continue to create art and exhibit their own artwork.
Be willing to become a member of NAEA upon receiving OAEA Art Educator of the Year Award.
Agree to be present at the annual conference to receive the award.
Nominations for Ohio Art Educator of the Year may begin in the ARTline editions for summer and fall. All nomination forms must be submitted online by the close of the annual OAEA Conference.
All nomination forms must include nominee’s full address and telephone number. The Awards Chairperson will issue the Standardized Vita Form and Nomination Materials Request Form to the nominee by December 1st.
All information must be submitted, via online form, to the Regional Director by January 31.
A committee appointed by the Awards Chairperson will review the nominations and the criteria to determine the finalists.
Finalists will appear in the OAEA Eblast for digital membership vote in April/May.
Recipient of the Award will be announced on the OAEA website and at the Fall Conference.