A message from president Marvin Pauls:
Greetings fellow artists,
What a great bunch of people you art teachers in Montana are.
The October conference in Billings was a big success. There were plenty of sectionals and an outstanding keynote speaker. I want to extend a hearty thank you to Susan Sielstad and Brenda Rose for all their hard work in organizing this event. John Bercier was crowned the new Montana Art Teacher of the year at the Yellowstone art museum where there were 30-40 in attendance. I look forward to seeing you all in Belgrade next October. Mike Kujawa has graciously stepped in to organize the MAEA part of the conference in Belgrade so now it’s up to all off the rest of us to make it a great exchange of ideas by helping too. Please sign up to present a sectional in Belgrade. You do have something to teach your colleagues and they really do appreciate it. In fact here is the web site to make it easier for you. http://www.mea-mft.org/ Just go to educators conference and follow the directions. It’s so easy even I can do it.
That’s a lot of stuff we all do besides teach.
Don’t forget to find time to make some art during your week. Four of us in Missoula have been meeting monthly to show each other what we have created and that sure keeps us all involved in our own practice of art making. I highly recommend starting a group of your own. Art’s not so easy to put off when you know you’re on the line monthly. Besides then you will have something new to contribute to the MAEA art auction in Belgrade.
Hopefully I didn’t forget to acknowledge anyone, if I did, my apologies.
Keep on making cool artistic stuff,
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