OAEA Awards 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 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.
We will celebrate the following honorees at our annual awards banquet and program at our state professional development conference. Congratulations to these shining examples of high quality art education in Ohio.
2019 OAEA Awards: Ohio Art Educator of the Year: Susan Ruttle Lawrence (SW)
Advocate with Honor: Jonathan Juravich (C) Stephanie Baer (SW)
Regional Distinguished Educators: Dr. Michael Tefs (E) Cindy Banjoff (NE) Julie Pekkala (SE) Sandra Staud (SW) Joyce King (W)
Distinguished Citizen: Logan Oskey (W)
Regional Distinguished Citizens: Ron Pizzuti (C) Jen Nicke (NC) Bruce Keller (NE) Mayor David Sheffler (SE) Mary Overman (SW)
2019 Distinguished Business Awards: K12 Gallery Teja – State Level Award Winner – Western Region Big Fun – Central Region Ohio Ceramics – East Region Sandusky Artisans – North Central Region Morgan Conservatory – Northeast Region Art: Space Lima – Northwest Region The Bowen House – Southeast Region Studio San Giuseppe – Southwest Region
Outstanding Art Teachers: Juls Rathje (C) Brittany Schwarck (C) Sarah Shumaker (E) Rosalyn Sheperd (NC) Karen Schindler (NE) Teela Kovas (NE) Kathy Stalker-Bailey (NE) Kristin Kowalski (NW) Ani Geha (NW) Brian Marks (SE) Clay Kessler (SE) Allison Heisel (SW) Mary (Baumgartner) Sala (SW) Kristin Mitchell (W)
OAEA Foundation Scholarship Winners: Mackenzie Mettey Megan Carney
OAEA 2015 Awards: State Distinguished Service Awards Distinguished Citizen - Sara Kass, Cliffside Artists Collaborative, Hinkley, OH (NE region) Distinguished Educator - Nate Thompson, Dir. Athens Photo Project, Athens, OH (SE region) Distinguished Business/ Organization - Buckeye Ceramic Supply, Hilliard, OH (C region) Outstanding Art Teachers Central - Roxanne Holonitch (Elem Div) and Matt Young (Sec Div) East - Lori Taylor (Mid Div) East Central - Rita Walbeck (Mid Div) North Central - Karen Rader (Elem Div) Northeast - Dr. Linda Hoeptner-Poling (HiEd Div) and Sandra Phillips (Sec Div) Northwest - Brian Krawetzke (Sec Div) and Jennifer Bucher (Mid Div) Southeast - Samantha Emler (Mid Div) Southwest - Melissa Sand (Sec Div) and Rita Shriver-Schehr (Mid Div) West - Lindsay Gustafson (Mid Div) Division Awards Pre-Service/ Student - Cody Knepper, NE Elementary - Jan Wiesner, SW Middle/ Junior High - Megan Krieger Newton, W Secondary - Mark Wiesner, SW Higher Education - Juliann Dorff, NE Museum - no nominees Supervision/ Administration - no nominees Retired - Sharon Stout, C Ohio Art Educator of the Year Laura Tawil, NE, Sec Div Ohio Art Educator of the Year Nominees – Sarah Danner Hebdo, C, Mid Div Tim Shuckerow, NE, HiEd Div
2014 OAEA Awards 2014 Scholarship Winners First Place: Katelyn Diemand-Yarmand, Case Western Reserve University $2,000 Second Place: Suzanne Surface, Mount Saint Joseph University $1,000 2014 State Service Awards Distinguished Citizen Hector Castellanos Lara Distinguished Educator Gay Welker Distinguished Organization Visionaries + Voices 2014 Outstanding Art Teachers Central- Jonathon Juravich and Melanie Antram Ingraham East- Heather Beauchamp East Central- Michelle Rosette North Central- Patience Lewis North East- Juliann Dorff and Marcie Lowell North West- Jacque Sperling South East- Tom Miller South West- Hilary Carvitti and Shelley Komrska West- Joan Lucas 2014 Division Awards Student Division Derrick Bell Elementary Division Sherry Middendorf-Fuller Middle Level Division Camilla McComb Secondary Division Carrie Barnett Higher Education Division David Guip Supervision Division Amelia Joynes Retired Division Kurt Reichert 2014 Ohio Art Educator of the Year Marge Hilliard-Leberecht Nominees: Marge Hilliard-Leberecht Tim Shuckerow