Spotlight on Art Education Award

 Seniors, Joshua E., Emily M., and Veronica J. have been selected for the : 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winners (consecutively) in the spotlight on art education contest. The Art of Education of Minnesota Board selected these students based on their essays, outstanding credentials and art work. Congratulations to Joshua, Emily, Veronica and Ms. Halker-Saathoff for nominating ALL of them for this significant recognition award.

The purpose of this award is to acknowledge graduating seniors who have demonstrated a high level of artistic, academic, leadership and interpersonal relationship skills. This award is intended to encourage recipients to pursue a career in visual art education. The
selection of Joshua, Emily and Veronica to receive this award is also predicated on their instructor’s opinion that she has what it takes to be a qualified visual art instructor.
They each will receive a signed certificate from which copies may be used to serve as an accompanying recommendation with various applications for admission to any post-secondary art education program. The prizes they will also receive are: 1st Place- 200.00; 2nd
Place-100.00; 3rd Place– 75.00 gift card for art supplies available through Triarco Art Supplies Catalog. As the 1st Place Winner, Joshua Eull and Mrs. Halker are invited to attend and be our honorary guests at our next annual fall
conference on November 2019. They both will receive complimentary registration fees to attend the conference. Joshua will be awarded at the luncheon on Saturday November 2nd at the 12-2 Awards Luncheon at Minnesota State University Mankato University
Ballroom. Joshu will also be reading his essay at the luncheon and displaying his work at the Conference Exhibitor Hall area. Mrs.Halker will be invited to introduce Joshua. You are also invited to attend this event.

All three students and Mrs. Halker are invited to be our honorary guests at the AEM Youth Art Month Student Exhibition Closing
Reception from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on February 29, 2020 at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda. They will have the opportunity to
read and share their essays. All of them will have their artwork on display along with artist statements and Spotlight essays. Additional
times for viewing the art will be open from February 17th through February 29th. 
Another honor for the 1st Place Winner, Joshua will have his artwork on display at the National Art Educators Association Conference which will be at the Minneapolis Convention
Center March 26-28, 2020.