Dear SCALA Members,
On behalf of everyone here, we would like to welcome in the 2021-2022 school year with a sense of promise and creative purpose. Last year, all of you proved your inexhaustible dedication to your craft. Innovation and discovery blossomed despite last year's efforts to thwart many creative endeavors. SCALA is moving forward with a renewed burst of energy and a series of engaging and diverse courses for our loved and respected art teachers and affiliates.
SCALA is grateful that all of us can start the new school year as normally as possible, with safety in mind. Our offerings this year embrace the accessibility and convenience of virtual learning, in combination with our much enjoyed traditional in-person experiences.
We hope through our courses, events and opportunities you will be creatively nurioushed, become enthused and acquire new tools to forge ahead on your journey of success. SCALA understands the collective desire to act as role models for our students and colleagues, while remaining staunch advocates for the Visual Arts, our profession, our students and communities.
It is with these goals in mind that the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association invites you, your staff, & colleagues to join us, either again, or for the first time. This year’s CTLE Professional Development Workshop Series maintains the high level of quality we hold ourselves to. Join us and you stand to experience a variety of learning and renewing experiences beyond your expectations.
This year we have most of our special events returning. We continue to partner with the Heckscher Museum of Art. Their workshop Mindscapes and the Moon at the Heckscher will welcome back in-person visits to the Museum, located in Huntington. Our Workshop Series will kick-off with a Meet ‘n Greet. At this event art teachers and administrators are invited to meet our SCALA Executive Board and instructors, and see project examples for 2021-2022 year. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign-up for CTLE classes at the Meet ‘n Greet. In the Spring/Summer of 2022 we will also be hosting trips to The Pollack House and The Art Barge. Keep an eye out for more information on these exciting events.
Our art shows will also return, offering our members several opportunities to highlight their students’ skills and successes. This year we will be starting with our SCALA Invitational Show which invites art teachers to show a student artwork alongside their own work. We will continue with our High School All-County and Senior Scholarship Show, along with our Children's Show.
We look forward to having you join us for many of these wonderful events!
Patrica Stork, President
Lauren Lewonka, Vice President
Jacquline Korsen, Secretary
Theresa Dunnells, Treasurer
Candice Licalzi, Membership
Carrrie Grillo, Co-chair PD
Nicole Cahill, Co-chair PD
Joy Taylor, Co-Chair Exhibitions
Katelyn Freel, Co-Chair Exhibitions
Missy Longo, Exhibitions
Nancy Walsh, Exhibitions
Camela Bode, Exhibitions
Kasmira Mohanty, Webmaster
Katerina Wiglty, Social Media
Grace Barrett, Past President
Dr. Diana Cook, Administrative Liaison