Present a Workshop
The deadline has passed to submit a workshop proposal for 2012. Please consider submitting a proposal for 2013. Deadline for submission is June 30, 2013.
Register for the Conference
Registration for all 2012 conference events and/or meals will take place online through the Conference Registration form.
Advance registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available at the conference site.
Members receive a reduced rate on conference registration.
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Please direct all membership questions to Terri Konu, membership coordinator, email@example.com
Registration includes daily continental breakfast
Early Bird deadline November 1, SAVE $30!
Member Registration: $165 (Early Bird $135)
Student/Retired/Unemployed Member Registration: $130 (Early Bird $100)
Non-Member Registration: $235 (Early Bird $205)
Full Meal Package (Save $10) $180
Friday Lunch $25
Friday Dinner Buffet $50
Saturday Lunch $25
Saturday Dinner Party $50 (Students $40)Sunday Brunch $40
All meal pricing includes a 21% gratuity charge mandated by the hotel.
Deadline for Early Bird Registration and Conference Room Rate is November 1
Hyatt Regency Hotel
125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Conference Hotel Rate:
Room rate is $125 single or double occupancy room. (Guaranteed prior to 11/1 ONLY)
You must contact the hotel directly to reserve your room.
Use the online reservation link by clicking on the image or text below:
To make a hotel reservation for the Hyatt Regency Rochester click here.
If you need further assistance dial 888-421-1442
Conference dates are November 16-18, 2012.
The hotel will NOT assign roommates.
The hotel will NOT accept Purchase Orders as payment for lodging. You must provide your own tax exempt form.
Directions to the Hotel
Click here to download printable directions to the hotel.
Commercial & College Exhibitors
Our Commercial Exhibitors/College Showcase area typically features over 50 exhibitors. We welcome commercial, college, and non-profit exhibitors whose products and services are targeted to art educators. For maximum exposure, be sure to check out our Sponsorship Opportunities. Exhibitors are encouraged to conduct workshops to increase their contact with conference attendees.
2012 Exhibitors Prospectus for Commercial and College Exhibitors
Register NOW! to reserve your exhibitors space (refer to Exhibitors Prospectus for details and pricing)
2012 Sponsorship Prospectus Now you can give your business or organization maximum exposure with exclusive sponsorship opportunities!
Top 10 Reasons to Participate as an Exhibitor at the NYSATA Annual Conference
2012 Conference Workshop Proposal
The deadline to submit workshops for 2012 has passed. Please consider submitting a workshop next year.
Before you Arrive
COMING SOON! Important Information Before You Arrive
Support Letter to administrators highlights the value of this professional development opportunity
Conference 2012 Detailed Brochure
Frequently Asked Questions
Join us for the NYSATA 64th Annual Conference, Art is the Common Core, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rochester, NY November 16-18, 2012. This two-and-a half day conference is packed with over 100 workshops, a commercial and college exhibitor showcase, as well as a presentations by renown artists and influential art educators in our field.
Click Here for a print-friendly detailed brochure of planned events for the 2012 Conference.
Conference Workshops are plentiful and include hands on workshops, product demonstrations, lecture workshops, and round-table discussions on a variety of current interest topics. Approximately 100 workshops are available at no additional cost to participants. Paid workshops are also available. Participants may register for paid workshops along with regular conference registration, online, or on-site if spaces are still available.
Go to Workshops Page.
Keynote Speakers will include
- Emily Eveleth, artist and resident of Sherborn, MA. Eveleth has been painting jelly-filled doughnuts with considerable prowess for almost two decades. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work is included in prominent museum, corporate and private collections.
- Elizabeth Delacruz, Professor Emerita and former Chair of Art Education at University of Illinois, and Editor of Visual Arts Research Journal. Elizabeth authored the 1997 NAEA book, Instructional Theory, Research, and Design in Art Education: Design for Inquiry, and co-edited the 2009 NAEA book, Globalization, Art, and Education, now in its second printing.
- Jennifer Hecker, sculptor and Professor of Art at SUNY College at Brockport. Hecker's sculptures from the last few years have explored scale as an alternate between working out ideas with dolls and fabricating life-sized dresses. She has an extensive and diverse exhibition record.
- Michael Taylor, glass artist, teacher, and lecturer. Taylor was head of the Glass Department at Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences in New York for twenty years. His work is represented in the permanent collections of many prominent art museums and galleries
Commercial Exhibitors Showcase
Over 50 vendors and college information tables are available. Browse new products, pick up free samples, obtain college information for your students, and see demonstrations. Many vendors also add their expertise to the conference by presenting workshops.
New! Saturday President’s Dinner Party
As part of an on-going effort to be more inclusive and keep costs reasonable, NYSATA invites you to join us on Saturday evening for the President’s Dinner Party. Instead of a formal cocktail party followed by a banquet we will offer you a more casual experience that includes art (enjoy the Member and Student Exhibits), music, a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and grazing stations with substantial choices like carved sirloin and turkey as well as a pasta station, and plenty of places to sit and visit with friends and colleagues. We will honor our State Educator of the Year and Special Citation Awardees in fine fashion. Following the awards presentation there will be a TASK party.
New! An Interactive Art-Making TASK Party!
Immediately following the President's Dinner, each region will sponsor a table where random, recycled, and ridiculous materials await your creativity! You will be asked to complete a "task" written by another NYSATA member using what is available in this open-ended process of exploration, imagination and good ol' fun! Featured at the 2012 NAEA Conference in NYC, ART:21 artist & TASK creator Oliver Herring explains: TASKs’ flow and momentum depend on the tasks written and interpreted by it’s participants. In theory anything becomes possible. The continuous conception and interpretation of tasks is both chaotic and purpose driven. It is a complex, ever shifting environment of people who connect with one another through what is around them.
Click Here for More about the TASK Party concept
Click Here to view images from the NAEA NYC TASK PARTY (courtesy of Davis Publications, ART:21, Artist Oliver Herring, and NAEA.
On Saturday afternoon after the keynote from 2:30-5:00, NYSATA will offer an opportunity to visit two local art venues; The Rochester Memorial Art Gallery or ARTISANworks. Admission to these venues is free with conference badge. NYSATA will offer a shuttle service from the hotel to both these venues during this time. Shuttle tickets will be available for $5 and can be reserved with your registration.
Enter up to two works per member for a single fee of $25. Register your work on Friday at the conference site from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Cash awards will be given for Juror's Choice and People's Choice. Pedestals must accompany 3-D submissions.
Student Art Exhibit
This exhibit is free, but it is necessary to preregister to reserve a space. All preregistration will take place ONLINE ONLY through the NYSATA website. Preregistration for this exhibit is by individual teacher, not by school or district. Participating teachers must be NYSATA members. Click here for more details and preregistration for the Student Art Exhibit
Presentation of Awards and Honors
Friday Dinner: Special Citation Award-Business, Student Scholarship Winners
Saturday Dinner: Outstanding Service Award(s), NYS Art Educator of the Year
Sunday Brunch: Regional Art Educator of the Year Awards
Go to Awards and Honors Page to see 2012 Award Winners
Go to Student Scholarships Page to see 2012 Scholarship Winners
NYSATA members can take advantage of this unique opportunity to show and sell your art and crafts at the Artisans Market from 3:00-5:00 PM on Saturday, November 17. Reserve your table now, space is limited. Table space fee is $25. Artisans are responsible for set up, collecting all sales money and taxes, an dismantling tables.
More about Artisans Market
Register Online NOW! for a Table
Silent Auction and Quilt Raffle
Help support the Student Scholarship Fund. Donated items are displayed at the annual NYSATA conference, and conference attendees are invited to bid. Many happy people left last year's conference with treasures from the silent auction! Please consider bringing an item to the conference to donate to this worthy cause.
In June of 2011, a beautiful quilt brought in an additional revenue for the scholarship fund. The quilt squares were made by participants in the 2010 Sagamore Summer Institute. Raffle tickets were sold at the conference and throughout the year. A drawing took place at the June Board of Trustees Meeting. The best news is that another quilt is in the works to raffle for the 2011-12 NYSATA year!
For more details on the Sagamore Summer Institute, go to the Sagamore Summer Institute page.
If you have questions about the Silent Auction and/or Quilt Raffle, please contact Dianne Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYSATA thanks Blick
2012 Platinum Conference Sponsor