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Call for Presentations: art(WORK)ing: A FATE Regional Conference

University of Central Florida will host a Regional FATE Conference September 14-15, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.  art(WORK)ing will be a symposium to share your new and developing pedagogical approaches, curriculum, and projects. This will provide the unique opportunity to hear fellow art colleagues share their experiments, successes, and failures and how they will continue to change in the future.

They are seeking a variety of presentations that may explore specific course projects, curriculum development, and/or pedagogical and programmatic approaches. Presenters from all disciplines are welcome to submit – may include: studio art, art history, and digital focuses.

Presentation abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length and submitted by August 15, 2018. All submissions will be peer reviewed and presenters will be notified via email by August 30. Please email all presentation proposals to Shannon Lindsey at [email protected] with subject line “FATE Regional Conference at UCF Proposal”. 

More Regional Conference Information found [ HERE ].

Foundations in Flux Conference

FATE’s 17th Biennial Conference will be hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio on April 4th-6th, 2019.

As foundational learning continues to shift and grow, we educators find ourselves reinventing curricular structures to suit the needs of our first year students. We’re in a state of constant flux as we tackle new methods of technique and concept-based learning styles.

But this challenging paradigm offers an opportunity: We can connect with our students on a human level as we navigate through issues in the educational, social, and political realm. At the upcoming FATE Conference Foundations in Flux, let’s dig into the ways we are engaging this new generation of global citizens -- and how we can do that better. 

FATE is committed to being inclusive by encouraging participation from a diverse range of voices within underrepresented identities and communities. 

In addition, we encourage participation from a wide spectrum within the academic community (high school educators, adjuncts, graduate students, art historians, fine artists, designers, faculty representing rural institutions, community colleges, and those teaching advanced courses). 

More information on the Conference [ HERE ].

Introducing the FATE in Review Editorial Staff


Editor Michael Marks would like to both welcome and express his gratitude for his editorial staff for the next edition of FATE in Review. Pictured left to right: Allison Yakusawa, Faculty in Critical Studies (CalArts), Ashley Waldvogel, Professor of Foundation Studies (Savannah College of Art and Design, Lily Kuonen, Associate Professor & Foundations Coordinator (Jacksonville University), Noel Carmack, Associate Professor of Art (Utah State University Eastern – Price Campus) & Jac Kuntz, Independent Arts Journalist.

FATE is grateful for their collective efforts!

Congratulations to the FATE 2017-19 Board 

On April 7th, 2017 at the 16th Biennial FATE conference, the following were voted in by membership in attendance to serve on the FATE board.

President:  Valerie Powell, Sam Houston State University 

Vice President of Membership:  Colleen Merrill, Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Vice President for Development: Raymond Gaddy, University of North Florida

Vice President of Finance: Casey McGuire, University of West Georgia

Vice President for Communication: Stacy Isenbarger, University Idaho 

Vice President of Regional Programming: Jessica (J.B.) Burke, Georgia Southern University

CAA Representative: Naomi J. FalkUniversity of South Carolina

MACAA Representative: Guen Montgomery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

SECAC Representative: Katie Hargrave, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

And with Gratitude...

the FATE Board thanks (pictured left to right) Greg Skaggs, VP of Communication, 2013-17, Mary Preis, Editor of FATE in Review 2013-17 & Lily Kuonen, SECAC Representative, 2015-17 for their past service and genuine spirit!

Introducing our newly appointed editor of FATE in Review: Michael Marks 


The FATE board is pleased to share the recent appointment of Michael Marks as the new Editor of FATE in Review!

Michael Marks is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of South Carolina Upstate where he oversees the Art Foundations area. He received his BA in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking from Georgia College and MFA in Painting from Clemson University. He previously held academic appointments at Anderson University, Anderson, SC; and the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville. 

An advocate for the arts and education, Marks co-founded the ThreeCitiesGroup artist collective and organized exhibitions for more than six years. He has received several awards and distinctions, including a grant from Vasari Paints, NY; and a fellowship from Wildacres Foundation, NC. The Paris College of Art Press and Temporary Art Review have published his scholarly reviews and writings on art education. In addition to appearing in publications such as Studio Visit and Visual Overture magazines, his artwork has been exhibited nationally in cities including Greenville, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Saint Louis, Austin, and Chicago, and internationally in Copenhagen, Prague, and Perth

You will indeed hear more from him in the coming months especially in regards to collecting paper submissions for publication. If you are presented this April at our conference in Kansas City please consider your work for review. 


Shout Out Awards Announcement 
Victoria Hoyt, Metropolitan Community College 
Ralph Pugay, Portland State University
Amy Reidel, St. Louis Community College & St. Louis University

Congratulations to the three lucky Shout Award Nominees chosen during our December Positive Space Podcast. These three unsung (or "not sung enough") heroes in our higher education system had their  FATE 2017 Conference registration paid in full & their membership covered for 2017-18.

Thanks to our FATE members who submitted nominations and made these awards possible. 
Find the full list of nominees [ HERE ].


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