The Wyoming Secondary Art Educators Association is proud to provide the state with an opportunity to exhibit and view the vast array of creativity in both two and three-demensional art work by high school students in Wyoming.
The WSAEA offers professional development opportunities for Wyoming art teachers K-12 during our annual Fall Conference. Our other big annual event is State Art. The annual State Art Symposium offers Wyoming art students an opportunity to show their work and experience the other artwork from around the state.
If you are new to your school and your group has been attending in the past, or if you are interested in beginning to attend, this letter is intended to acquaint you with the Symposium.
New Teacher Orientation-Drop in between 10a.m. – 2p.m. at the Registration Table. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions or concerns you may have from veteran art teachers. The Symposium is held each year at the Casper Event Center, a location central to the state and large enough to display roughly 5000 pieces of student artwork. Students arrive on the Thursday of the symposium and begin hanging their work at noon – the space is first come first serve. Work must be in place by 5:00 that Thursday – earlier is better. Teachers should come to the registration table to register and receive information.
The exhibit stays open to the public Saturday morning until noon. One of the basic policies of the symposium is to leave the exhibit up and intact until noon. Schools are not permitted to take down art work down before that time for any reason.
Wyoming is so sparsely populated that the art teachers are few and far between. The Symposium is a great time to get together with other art teacher for some networking, to get acquainted with the college art departments, and to see a terrific exhibit. We welcome you to our festive, artful gathering as a guest or as a participant. If you have questions, please feel free to contact any one of the officers.