Jan 15, 2012

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Finalists Announced! Vote for Art Ed Blog of the Year!


Here are the results!


WOW!  As a result of our Call to Nominations for the 1st Annual Art Ed Blog of the Year Awards, our email inbox was flooded with nominations as well as over 50 comments on our Nominations page.  What a gratifying experience – to give recognition to the great blogs who continually inspire us all.. be sure to Vote Now!

 The nominations are in, the committee has narrowed down the list, and today we are thrilled to announce the following 20 finalists for Art Ed Blog of the Year!

Mrs Knight’s Smartest Artists

Art Teacher’s Guide to the Internet

Adventures of an Art Teacher

Art Projects for Kids

Art Project Girl

Deep Space Sparkle

Art is Basic

The Paper Pear

The Teaching Palette

Art for Small Hands

Art Teacher’s Hate Glitter

 Mini Matisse

There’s a Dragon in my Art Room

Splats, Scraps and Glue Blobs


Organized Chaos

Art with Mr. E

Painted Paper

Splish Splash Splatter

SmART Class

Voting takes place between January 15th and 20th. The Top 10 will be selected by, of course, YOUR or votes! Be sure to visit all of the blogs by clicking on their linked names above,  make your choice, and then vote in the Poll below.  Finalist bloggers are encouraged to share the ballot link with their own readership so there are as many voters represented as possible! Voters, yes, you can vote for multiple blogs when you place your vote (give to your love to lots of blogs or put your eggs all in one basket)! 

Why wait? Vote for your favorite(s) today!

On Saturday January 21st, we’ll announce the winners.  You will be notified if your blog is one of the Top 10 Winners.  The Top 10 blogs will all receive a unique Award Badge which they can proudly post in the side column or other prominent location on their blog! In addition to the badge, award winners will be promoted with a permanent space on the AOE Blog, be featured in the Blogging for Art Educators online class, and get kudos in our Weekly Quick Tips Newsletter.  Talk about a lot of blog love, huh!

* Be sure to forward this link to all of your teacher friends so they can discover these 20 great Art Blogs, and they can vote as well. This is a amazing opportunity to give these blogs credit and even send them some new Art Teacher readers!

** Why did you vote for the blog you did? Let everyone know in the comments what your favorite blog is, and why you voted for them!!

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  • http://Www.artteacheradventures.bloodspot.com Katie Morris

    Wow, I’m so excited! And glad the 3 I nominated are also finalists. :)

  • http://vividlayers.blogspot.com marcia

    Thanks for including me on the list!!

    • http://theartofeducation.wordpress.com Jessica Balsley

      Yes, Marcia. Be sure to send your fans over to this page to vote! Congrats!

  • http://Artprojectgirl.blogspot.com Erica

    This is so nice and what an honor to be among some of these educators. Some are my friends and really make blogging worth it with their thoughtful comments. I don’t think I’d be as happy at work without some of these bloggers to run ideas by, share successes and trials with. So thanks again everyone and Jessica for getting the word out there!

    • http://Artprojectgirl.blogspot.com Erica

      Looking forward also to looking at the I’m not familiar with :)

    • http://theartofeducation.wordpress.com Jessica Balsley

      Erica, You deserve it! I think it’s fun to watch everyone feel good about all the hard work they put into blogging. It can be a thankless activity at times, and it’s nice to get a little boost. Good luck in the contest.

    • http://MiniMatisse.blogspot.com Nic Hahn

      I agree Erica! Isn’t it funny… I would call you, and many others on this list my friends too. Brought together by blogs:)

  • http://MiniMatisse.blogspot.com Nic Hahn

    OH MY!! What an honor. I see some of the other blogs on the list and I’m astonished that MiniMatisse.blogspot.com is on this list. I don’t know who to vote for:) Thank you so much!!!

  • http://MiniMatisse.blogspot.com Nic Hahn

    I just checked the links and noticed that smART class isn’t linked. Thought you might want to know.

  • http://artteachershateglitter.blogspot.com/ ATHG

    I’m truly honored to be in the company of such fabulous bloggers and blogs. Thank you.

  • http://plbrown.blogspot.com/ phyl

    Ditto to everything my blogger friends have already said in their comments above. Vote for everybody!! I love seeing new blogs, and I appreciate that bloggers give so much of their personal time to share with people they have probably never met. I’m honored to be included in this bloggie-sisterhood. (Oops not just sisters – my buddy Mr. E is on the list!)

  • http://www.dolvinartknight.blogspot.com hope knight

    Wow – how fun! Thanks so much for including me in this impressive list of talented teachers! This little contest is going to be a hugely fantastic networking tool for many art teachers out there who want inspiration, and want to share their work with the world – thanks for providing this opportunity.

  • http://theteachingpalette.com Theresa McGee

    Thanks for the nomination!
    So many great blogs – and lots of new ones to add to my reader. I love that so many people are willing to share their successes (and failures :) We really do have the best profession!

    • http://theartofeducation.wordpress.com Jessica Balsley

      You are all very welcome! Thank the 50 plus people who nominated everyone. – The art teachers have spoken and you are all “winners”- Hope you get some new readers and new blogs to follow. Excited to see the results!

  • Brian

    Where are the high school art teacher bloggers?

    • http://theartofeducation.wordpress.com Jessica Balsley

      We didn’t have very many nominated! Perhaps they missed out on the contest, but I would have loved to see some more. I am hoping next year we can spread the word even more. Do you have any suggestions. I’d love to reach out to them.

  • http://funart4kids.blogspot.com Lori

    Boo-who…guess I stink!

    Good luck everyone!!!!!

  • http://projectpaperpear@blogspot.com Jen

    I am sooo excited about this contest! Thank you Jessica for creating this! I am SHOCKED to be nominated amongst such FABULOUS art educators! I already feel like a winner! :)

  • http://artwithmre.blogspot.com Mr. E

    I thought I comment..but guess it didn’t go through?!?! :) THANK YOU! This is cool…and funny how almost all of these blogs are ones that I already follow!!!! Good company to keep for sure!!! -Mr. E