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NYSATA State Awards Chair

Members should submit completed regional awards nomination materials to your region chair by April 1 and all state awards nominations materials to the state Awards Chair by May 1 or the date indicated on the nomination form.

Region chairs should forward all signed Region Awards materials by May 1 to the state Awards Chair, Cynthia Wells at [email protected]

2019 Conference Award Events

  • Friday Dinner: Special Citation Awards, Student Scholarship Winners
  • Saturday Dinner: Outstanding Service Awards, New York State Art Educator of the Year
  • Sunday Brunch: Regional Art Educator of the Year Awards

2019 Award Winners

NYS Art Educator of the Year
Patricia Groves (Region 2)

Regional Art Educators of the Year
Region 1: Jill Cornell-Slater
Region 2: Doug Michalak
Region 3: Kathryn Alonso-Bergevin
Region 4: Elizabeth Wunderlich
Region 5: No nominee
Region 6: Rebecca Plouff
Region 7: Jen Wassmer
Region 8: Karen Rosner
Region 9: Kelly Baum
Region 10: Clare Levine

Raymond C. Henry Award
No nominee

Outstanding Service Award Retiree
Kathleen Hallam-Bushek (Region 6)
Terry Crowningshield (Region 5)
Carolanne Lally (Region 10)
Stephanie Needham (Region 10)
Julie Zeller (Region 2)

Special Citation Award–Member
No Nominee

Special Citation Award–Business or Institution
Beaver Lake Nature Center (Region 3)
GOLDEN artists Colors, Inc. (Regions 3 &4)
Hudson Valley Tattoo Company (Region 7
Prime Print Shop (Region 7)

Special Citation Award--Institution
Roberts Wesleyan Art Department (Region 2)

Special Citation Award–Non Member
No nominee

NYS Art Educator Winners

2019 Patrica Groves (Region 2)
2018 Thomas Knab (Region 1)
2017 Robert Wood (Region 7)
2016 Jennifer Childress (Region 6)           2015 Cindy Henry (Region 4)
2014 Kathleen Pfeifer (Region 4)
2013 Janice Oldak (Region 9)
2012 Dr. Margaret Johnson (Region 7)
2011 Shannon Elliott (Region 2)
2010 Theresa Crowningshield (Region 5)
2009 Beth Atkinson (Region 9)
2008 Anne Rickard (Region 5)
2007 Patricia Beary (Region 9)
2006 Dianne Knapp (Region 7)
2005 Jennifer Matott (Region 3)
2004 Gary Bates (Region 9)
2003 Michele Klatch (Region 9)
2002 Martha Rogala (Region 1)
2001 Barbara Bonnie Deutsch (Region 7)
2000 Jane Berzner (Region 9)
1999 Bruce Adams (Region 1)
1998 Jessica Bayer (Region 9)
1997 Douglas Vitarius (Region 4)
1996 Karen Smith-Collins (Region 3)
1995 Hope Irvine (Region 3)
1994 Frances Battistoni (Region 6)
1993 Lee Ann Northup (Region 6)
1992 Harry Posnanski (Region 10)
1991 Jeanette Pace (Region 6)
1990 Joan Davidson (Region 8)
1989 Barbara Salisch (Region 6)
1988 Frank Vurraro (Region 6) and John Rogers (Region 1)
1987 George Mesologites (Region 9)
1986 Syvia Corwin (Region 8)
1985 Prabha Sahasrabudhe (Region 10)
1984 Not awarded
1983 Not awarded
1982 Thelma Stevens (Region 9)
1981 Raymond C. Henry (Region 6)
1980 E. Andrew Mills (Region 6)
1979 Stanley Czurles (Region 1)
1978 Nancy Meyers (Region 4)

Awards and Honors

NYSATA rewards commitment to excellence in art education among members and supporters of the art education community with a series of awards that are presented annually at the state conference.

NYSATA's New York State Art Educator of the Year Award
Nominations are open to any individual member who meets the specific criteria for this most prestigious award. A previous or current Region Art Educator Awardee can be nominated for this award but the nomination must be made separately for this award.

Candidates for nomination must be members in good standing who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to the field of art education and to NYSATA over an extended period of years. These individuals must have practiced exemplary teaching, strong advocacy, and have made an impact on those around them in their school, region, and state as well as within the association.

Through personal devotion, compassion and helpfulness to students and colleagues, and commitment to supporting the field of art education, candidates for this award exemplify what it means to be the New York State Art Educator of the Year. Nominations for this award are due to the State Awards Chair by May 1. The NYSATA Standardized Vita Form MUST be used for this nomination.

The recipient of this award is recognized by the National Art Education Association each spring at the NAEA annual National Convention.
New York State Art Educator of the Year Nomination Form alt
Selection Criteria for NYS Art Educator of the Year Award alt
NYSATA Standardized Vita Form alt
Art Educator of the Year Rubric alt

Regional Art Educator of the Year
Each of NYSATA's ten regions chooses one outstanding art educator to be awarded a plaque at the annual conference. Each region's nominee must be a NYSATA member in good standing. Criteria include outstanding contributions to the field of art education and service to the regional and state organization.The NYSATA Standardized Vita Form MUST be used for this nomination.

Nominations due to Region Chair by April 1. Region Chairs will sign and forward Region awardee materials to the State Awards Chair by May 1.
NYSATA Region Art Educator Nomination Form alt
Region Art Educator Selection Criteria alt
Region Art Educator Rubric alt
NYSATA Standardized Vita Form alt

Raymond C. Henry Award
A grant of $500 is awarded annually to a NYSATA member to aid in the development of a specialized art education project or study which will benefit the individual and members of the art education profession.

All application materials due to State Awards Chair by May 1.
Ray Henry Award Application alt
Raymond C. Henry Award Project Outline Requirements alt
Raymond C. Henry Award Description and Criteria alt

Outstanding Service Award Retiree
Awarded at the time of retirement for outstanding service to NYSATA. Nominee must be an active or associate member for at least 15 years prior to retirement. Regions may choose to select a regional awardee to honor within their region. Nominees may be forwarded to the state awards chair for consideration of state level recognition at the annual conference. The NYSATA Standardized Vita Form MUST be used for this nomination.

Nominations due to State Awards Chair by May 1.
Outstanding Service Award Retiree Nomination Form alt
NYSATA Standardized Vita Form alt

Special Citations for Member, Non-Member, Institution, or School District Member
Awarded to a member, non-member, institution/corporation, or school district/university that has made a significant contribution to art education. Recipients are presented with a plaque at the annual conference.

Nominations due to State Awards Chair by May 1.
Special Citation Awards Selection Criteria alt
Special Citation Member Nomination Form alt
Special Citation Non-Member Nomination Form alt
Special Citation Business or Institution Nomination Form alt
Special Citation School District or University Nomination Form alt

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For more information or answers to any questions you may have regarding the NYSATA Awards and Honors program, please contact our NYSATA State Awards Chair at [email protected].

 
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