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2017 KYAEA Conference: One Stop for Information

Our 2017 KyAEA Conference is quickly approaching and we are so excited for October! Please take some time to read through this post thoroughly to gather information about different conference opportunities. There are additional posts that discuss these same topics separately.

Conference Theme: Creativity is the Currency of the 21st Century

When: October 6-7, 2017

Location: Thomas More College Address: 333 Thomas More Parkway Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Conference Hotel Information: KyAEA will have a block of 20 rooms at two locations one mile apart from each other. Both hotels are under 10 miles from the conference location.

Hotel #1: Hampton Inn & Suites, Wilder

10 Hampton Lane

Wilder, KY 41076

T: 859-441-3049​

Hotel #2: Country Inn & Suites, Wilder

10 Country Drive

Wilder, KY 41076

T: 859-441-3707

​Rates for Both Hotels (Before 9/14/17):

1. 1-Room with 2 Standard Queen Beds: $102 per night

2. 1-Room with 1 King Bed: $122 per night

​**Make sure you indicate your connection with the KyAEA Conference upon check-in/reservation.**


Conference Registration:

Online Conference Registration Form

**Please join or renew your membership at OR ***You may register as a non-member and fill out ALL the information on the page during the registration process and sign the form when picking up your folder at the registration desk upon arrival.

****If paying by check, please mail to: KyAEA, c/o Jennifer Billings 180 Doe Valley Drive Clay City, KY 40312

If you will be entering artwork into the student art show, you must be able to pay the $10.00 fee upon check-in at the registration table at conference.



2nd Annual: 2017 Conference Teacher Show

Eva G. Farris Gallery

Thomas More College

333 Thomas More Parkway

Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Please have all artwork delivered to the TMC Gallery by Monday, September 18, 2017

*Lexington drop off is the weekend before, please contact Ilona Szekely to arrange a time.

Judging will begin the following day on September 19th.

Ilona will send the names of the artists whose work was juried in.

Artwork which was not juried in MUST be picked up no later than Saturday, October 7, 2017 by 5pm.

The exhibition runs Monday, October 2nd - Saturday, October 7th.

Artwork must be taken from the gallery at the end of the conference on Saturday, October 7th.

Reception for the show is Friday, October 6th at 5pm!


Artwork submission guidelines:

All artwork must have typed label attached to the back of the artwork with the following information:

-Artist name

-Title and media


-Name of School where they instruct

-School address

-County and State

-Email address

-Phone number


All 2-D artwork must be framed, WIRE only for hanging.

3-D work maximum size 3' x 3', must have the ability to stand alone.


Nominate a Teacher for an Award:

Each year at conference, we have the opportunity to award our amazing Kentucky teachers with well-deserved awards for their service to our students. Please consider nominating a fellow teacher for an award to celebrate their accomplishments and service.

Nomination and application forms must be submitted to Jennifer Baldwin by September 16th.

Please check out the Conference Awards page for more information and access to the forms needed for completion.


Present a Session at Conference:

If you would like to present again at the 2017 Fall Conference, please fill out the form below and email to Ilona Szekely.

Fall Conference Presenter Form


2017 Allan Perkins Undergrad/Graduate Scholarships:

Allan Perkins will always be remembered as a dedicated friend to the Kentucky Art Education Association. He was instrumental in developing our original website and making it a valuable resource for educators all over the country. In the countless long hours that he volunteered his smiling face was always there to greet art educators as he welcomed members to each year’s fall conference.

Through these scholarships, the KyAEA honors Allan’s involvement in our organization, and his commitment to and belief in the vital role that art education can play in all lives. May his gentle and generous spirit continue to help others.

KyAEA offers two scholarships to eligible students who are completing either their undergraduate or graduate degrees. If you are interested in applying, please complete the attached application and email to Ilona Szekely by September 15, 2017.

Scholarship Application Form


Artisan Sale Participant

As a part of each KYAEA Conference, an Artisan Sale is hosted onsite to provide our educators with an opportunity to sell their work! Anything and everything is welcome and it's a chance to show off your beautiful work!

We only ask that each artist participating in the Artisan Sale also donate an item into the silent auction that helps fund our undergraduate and graduate scholarships!

If you need additional information or would like to participate, please email Ilona Szekely or Miles Johnson to reserve your spot.

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