Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dr. Gaither receives the 2009 J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr. Award

I received the following announcement in the mail last week from the National Art Education Association and wanted to share the good news. Congratulations Dr. Gaither on your well deserved honor!

Reston, VA - Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither, Hurwitz Study Center for Art Education, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, has been selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr. Award. This award recognizes an outstanding NAEA member who has brought distinction to the field of art education through an exceptional and continuous record of acheivement which has significantly impacted the multiethnic community. The award was presented at the NAEA National Convention in Minneapolis, MD, April 17-21, 2009.

NAEA President, Bonnie Rushlow states, "This award is given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. The recipient exemplifies the highly qualified individuals active in the field of art education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to the profession."

The membership of NAEA includes elementary, secondary, middle level and high school art teachers in 50 states, higher education professors, representatives from American's major art museums, State Departments of Education, arts councils, and major colleges and universities throughout the United States and many foreign countries.

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