Introducing 2022 Connected Arts Network Visual Art Educators

I have been waiting to get the okay to share the following news. I have been accepted to be part of a virtual, nationwide Professional Learning Community (PLC) focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Social Emotional Learning, and Teacher leadership in standards-based arts instruction. The program is called Connected Art Networks (CAN). Over the course… Read More Introducing 2022 Connected Arts Network Visual Art Educators

Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Awards at the Museum of Wisconsin Art

The three founding organizations—the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Wisconsin Visual Artists, and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters—recognize educators, writers, visual artists, exhibitions, and advocates in our creative communities. Every two years, a nine-person nominations committee convenes to select winners in the following categories: Legacy | awarded for lifetime achievement – Jack Damer… Read More Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Awards at the Museum of Wisconsin Art

2022 Recipients of the Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Awards Announced

NEWS RELEASE 2022 Recipients of the Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Awards Announced Awards ceremony held at Museum of Wisconsin Art on April 30 at 1:00pm (WEST BEND, WI – April 18, 2022) – The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) announces the recipients of the 2022 Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Award (WVAAA). The Achievement Awards are… Read More 2022 Recipients of the Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Awards Announced

SchoolArts Magazine April 2022 Issue – Contemporary Art

This is the third issue I co-edited with Nancy Walkup, SchoolArts Magazine Editor-in-Chief. The April 2022 issue focuses on Contemporary Art. In addition, I have a published article on our artist-in-residency program. A big thanks to the Davis Publication/SchoolArts Magazine staff for another great issue. 4 Wisconsin art educators, Brian Sommersberger, Jason Van Roo, Devon… Read More SchoolArts Magazine April 2022 Issue – Contemporary Art

2022 National Art Education Association Convention, New York City, New York

On Thursday, March 3rd, I presented on designing a post-pandemic artist-in-residency program at Sheboygan North High School. Similar to multiple programs across the U.S., this eight year program was impacted by the pandemic. What started as an in-person artist-in-residency program (2013) abruptly was faced with operational challenges into unknown territory (2020). These challenges forced the… Read More 2022 National Art Education Association Convention, New York City, New York

NAEF Silent Auction of Signed Shepard Fairey Prints Opens March 5, 2022 (Online)

Frank Juárez Bid Here opens March 5, 2022 and closes March 12, 2022 Beginning March 5th, The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) will facilitate a Sheperd Fairey Print art auction. This is the silent auction of the Shepard Fairey prints, a collection of 8 works, including pieces from the We the People series, generously donated… Read More NAEF Silent Auction of Signed Shepard Fairey Prints Opens March 5, 2022 (Online)

Join Us for the 11th Annual National Art Education Foundation Fundraising Benefit Event in NYC

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, contemporary art, and curriculum. This grant helped the project move forward. Seven years later, I am still… Read More Join Us for the 11th Annual National Art Education Foundation Fundraising Benefit Event in NYC

An Artist’s Journey: Adventures In Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Frank Juarez

Join me on Tuesday, February 15 from 5:30 – 6:30pm. I will be presenting virtually on a topic that is front and center in my professional practice – the business side of art. In the hour presentation I will be sharing 5 Ways to Sharpen your Business of Art Skills. Click here to RSVP. It… Read More An Artist’s Journey: Adventures In Entrepreneurship Speaker Series with Frank Juarez

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