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RE:[teacherartexchange] Contests, NAEA etc.


From: Diane Gregory (dianegregory2_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jun 18 2007 - 12:50:20 PDT

Hi Christine,

That sounds great. I will put some things in writing
and forward them to you to share with the new


--- wrote:

> Hi All,
> I sent the NAEA link just as an FYI in case some
> people had not read it. I was not trying to squash
> the discussion.
> I personally in my two schools do not do contests at
> all.
> Just my opinion. I hated that the art got trashed,
> and that it ate up curriculum time. I see the kids
> little enough as it is !! I try to teach them to
> value their artwork, and that everyone has their own
> style.
> Not all of their art on first glance is stunning,
> but when you take in how far they have come, and how
> hard they try and the story behind it, therein lies
> the priceless value !!!! Just like all art,
> sometimes you have to know xome background to find
> true appreciation.
> With your permission I can share this "NAEA (what
> it's lacking)" discussion with the new director, as
> I will be seeing her in late June at the Team East
> retreat. I do know that they will value your
> opinions, members or not.
> Let me know,
> Christine Besack :)
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Dr. Diane C. Gregory
Associate Professor of Art Education
Director, Undergraduate & Graduate
Studies in Art Education
Department of Visual Arts
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX 76204

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