K12 Art Chat the podcast: Get Published – The Best Advocacy Tool Ever! with Nancy Walkup and Frank Juárez

On December 6, Nancy Walkup, SchoolArts Magazine Editor in Chief, and Frank Juárez, SchoolArts Magazine Contributing Editor and art educator, sat down virtually with Matt and Laura Grundler of K12 Art Chat the podcast to talk about the importance of getting published in SchoolArts Magazine. SchoolArts Magazine has been an integral part of our art… Read More K12 Art Chat the podcast: Get Published – The Best Advocacy Tool Ever! with Nancy Walkup and Frank Juárez

SchoolArts Collection: Contemporary Art Now Available

In 2020, I was invited to write a foreword, Embracing Contemporary Art, for the newest addition to the SchoolArts Collection. Such an honor to be included in this publication. Thank you Nancy Walkup and Davis Publications. SchoolArts Collection: Contemporary Art is now available for purchase. This art education resource addresses four main areas (Identity, Social… Read More SchoolArts Collection: Contemporary Art Now Available

Giving Tuesday: Support the National Art Education Foundation

November 30, 2021, is Giving Tuesday. In 2015, I received the Mary McMullan Grant, which supported a project that I facilitated called, “The Midwest Artist Studios Project“. This project connected Midwest contemporary artists with secondary art education with the primary focus being on literacy. NAEF offers grants designed to meet the needs of K-16 art… Read More Giving Tuesday: Support the National Art Education Foundation

2021 National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees Annual Retreat

On October 28, the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) Board of Trustees hosted its annual retreat in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2018, I was elected to serve on this board. Having a national perspective on art education as a NAEF board of trustees and as a high school art educator and member of the National Art… Read More 2021 National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees Annual Retreat

2021 Wisconsin Art Education Association Fall Conference

On October 21, the Wisconsin Art Education Association hosted its annual fall conference at East Jr High School in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. The conference brought over 200 WAEA members from across the state to engage in professional development, networking, curriculum work, and to discuss topics that are currently at the forefront of K-16 art education… Read More 2021 Wisconsin Art Education Association Fall Conference

Carroll University Celebrates 175 Years: Pioneer Accomplishments

Carroll University turns 175 years this year. As a way to celebrate this milestone, CU recognized alumni that have made an impact in their careers since 1875. Frank Juarez, 1997, joins this list of notable alumni such as Lucius Newman, 1875, (founding publisher of the Milwaukee Journal), Vernon Thomson, 1927, (Wisconsin governor, 1957-59), Donald Goerke,… Read More Carroll University Celebrates 175 Years: Pioneer Accomplishments

New York Bound – 2022 National Art Education Association National Convention

This week I received word that my proposal, “Designing A Post-Pandemic Artist-in-Residency Program”, was accepted at the upcoming 2022 National Art Education Association National Convention in New York City, New York. Approximately 1,400 proposals were submitted for this 3-day art education convention. This school year, the highly anticipated event will be offered in-person and virtually,… Read More New York Bound – 2022 National Art Education Association National Convention

An Artist’s Journey: Adventures in Entrepreneurship

Announcement: Frank Juarez will be sharing insights on business of art practices in this upcoming series, An Artist’s Journey: Adventures in Entrepreneurship. About Professional Practices for Artists There’s a growing need to expose, educate, and engage artists into making their passion and talent sustainable. The reality is that self-employed artists and creative entrepreneurs need to… Read More An Artist’s Journey: Adventures in Entrepreneurship