Mary Whyte Art Educator Award open to high school visual arts teachers

The Gibbes Museum of Art invites submissions for the annual Mary Whyte Art Educator Award. Established in 2007, this award is designed to highlight a high school visual arts teacher in South Carolina public or private schools who has demonstrated superior commitment to his or her students and craft. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500 and is administered and presented by the Gibbes Museum of Art.

“The Gibbes Museum of Art is honored to be able to present the Mary Whyte Art Educator Award to a South Carolina high school visual arts teacher. With the support of renowned artist Mary Whyte, we have been able to recognize deserving teachers for the past six years,” says Rebecca Sailor, Gibbes Museum curator of education.

The panel of judges is looking for teachers who demonstrate:

  • Community involvement
  • Commitment and dedication to arts education
  • Collaboration with others
  • Integrity and quality student artwork
  • Involvement as an artist in the community

The review panel includes Whyte (a recipient of the 2013 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award), other artists, and the previous year’s winner. The panel will select the finalists in March, and the Gibbes Museum of Art will announce the winner at the museum’s Annual Meeting and Celebration in May 2014.

The award is open to educators throughout the state. Artists who have applied previously for the award must update their online entry form in order to remain eligible for the 2014 award.

Entries can be submitted exclusively online at www.marywhyteaward.org through March 1, 2014.

Via: Gibbes Museum of Art


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