Next month marks Youth Art Month, which is an annual observance and celebration for K-12 art education across the nation. During this special month, schools, arts centers, institutions, and art museums organize events, exhibitions, and activities aimed to build community, advocate, and showcase the works of art students.
Here are a few places that I will be presenting at: Rahr-West Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art, St. Cloud State University, and the National Art Education Association Convention. Talking points are art education, art, advocacy, and the business side of art.
About Frank Juarez
Frank Juarez brings nineteen years of art education and arts management experience organizing local and regional art exhibitions, community art events, facilitating presentations, supporting artists through grant programs, and professional development workshops. This has placed him in the forefront of promoting Wisconsin artists, networking, and attracting regional, national, and international artists to collaborate and exhibit in Wisconsin.
Juarez is actively involved with the Wisconsin Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association. He has served as a board member on the following arts organizations: Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Arts Wisconsin, and the Cedarburg Cultural Center. He is the founder of the Sheboygan Visual Artists. In 2011, he opened the Frank Juarez Gallery in Sheboygan and has relocated to Milwaukee. He has presented at local universities, colleges, galleries, and artist groups on Professional Practices for Artists: Business of Art. He is the founder of four projects focused on contemporary art and art education called The Midwest Artist Studios , 365 Artists 365 Days Project, Artdose Magazine, and FRANK & COMPANY art e-newsletter. In 2015, he was awarded the 2015 Wisconsin Art Education Association Teacher of the Year and in 2016, awarded the 2016 National Art Education Association Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year. In 2018, he was elected to serve on the National Art Education Foundation Board of Trustees and has been awarded the 2018 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellows Award. Recently, Juarez has been awarded the 2019 National Secondary Art Educator Award.