Customers of MICA neighborhood honored for prestigious education, illustration awards

Numerous customers of the MICA community—from faculty to alumni to endowed chairs—were picked for prestigious awards by the Maryland Art Instruction Affiliation (MAEA), by the Nationwide Artwork Instruction Association (NAEA) and by the Society of Illustrators.

“It is awe-inspiring to see all of these MICA school and graduate students becoming identified for their get the job done and achievements, equally domestically and nationally and throughout diverse fields and communities,” Vice President for Educational Affairs and Provost David Bogen reported. “It is testimony to the depth of reflective observe and commitment to scholar understanding that is central to these programs, and to the work of these awesome artists and educators.”

Maryland Art Education Affiliation

Katie Morris ’93, ’94 and Clare Grizzard, both of those Learn of Arts in Teaching (MAT) school, and McKinley Wallace III ’21 (MAT) all were identified by MAEA. These awards figure out the exemplary contributions, company, and achievements of superb art educators at the point out level. 

“I am so honored to operate with this talented team of art educators,” Lisa Hochtritt, faculty and application director for MAT, explained. “They are exceptional ambassadors of the MAT plan and I am thrilled that the Maryland Art Instruction Affiliation identified them with these awards. They are all so deserving and their devotion and know-how add to our system in this sort of essential methods.”

Katie Morris

Morris, who was named Maryland Increased Training Art Educator of the Calendar year, is an artist/trainer/seeker who does not distinguish among history and getting to be. Her do the job is an exploration of labored tinkering with utilitarian materials trying to mirror a human desire to be viewed as anything other than what they look. 

Morris arrived to Baltimore from rural Pennsylvania earning a BFA (Painting, Printmaking) and MAT from MICA in 1993/4. Her extra than 24 years in artwork lecture rooms assortment from pre-K to higher education, instructing of studio art and artwork education. In 2018, she completed an MFA diploma. Her perform has just lately been exhibited at Sense Gallery in DC, ICA in Baltimore and the WICOMICO making in Pigtown. 

“I experience overjoyed to get this recognition from MAEA. Our condition group is the strongest artwork training affiliation in the Japanese Location and a single of the most effective in the nation,” Morris stated. “I keep this recognition with excellent honor. This award is also a recognition of the exceptional colleagues and phenomenal students who propel my educating and challenge me to be my best semester right after semester.”

Clare Grizzard

Grizzard was named Maryland Emeritus Art Educator of the 12 months. She is at the moment adjunct graduate faculty at MICA at the Hurwitz Centre for Artwork Schooling. She has been section of the NeuroEducation Initiative at the Johns Hopkins University of Education because 2012, in which she has been the arts-curriculum expert generating and conducting randomized-regulate demo studies. 

“In a state that acknowledges the vital great importance that arts instruction has in our life, the MAEA has been at the helm, giving the leadership and assist that has been a reward to me and my expert function,” Grizzard reported.

Grizzard has worked with The Mind Targeted Teaching Product ® built by Dr. Mariale Hardiman given that 2000, and has lectured and qualified instructors regionally and internationally on arts integration and its marriage to brain-based mostly instructing and learning. Prior to this get the job done, she was at Roland Park Elementary/Middle College in Baltimore Town for 21 decades as the Good Arts Coordinator and Arts Integration Expert.Grizzard been given her BFA from Pratt Institute and her Learn of Arts diploma in Art Education and learning from the MICA.

McKinley Wallace III

Wallace, who was named Maryland Pre-Provider Artwork Educator of the Yr, is a combined-media painter whose artwork depicts power expounded by the oppressed and an educator focused to cultivating persons-oriented environments that foster inclusive local community building and higher-excellent studying. 

Wallace will get his MAT degree from MICA in Spring 2021. Wallace has worked as a training artist with Access Art Inc. Baltimore Youth Arts, and Interlochen Middle for the Arts. He gained a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and has held fellowships with the MICA Office environment of Community Engagement, Younger Audiences Arts for Mastering Maryland, and Larger Baltimore Cultural Alliance. His studio do the job has attained both of those local and countrywide notice, and in 2019, Wallace attained Maryland State Arts Council’s Particular person Artist Award, Bethesda Portray Award, and Betsy Meyer Memorial Award.

“I am honored to obtain the Maryland Pre-Provider Art Educator of the Year Award,” Wallace explained. “Hopefully, as a final result of this award, far more Black males will truly feel inspired to get licensed and be active facilitators of culturally applicable teaching.”

Nationwide Art Education and learning Association 

In addition to state-level awards, MICA educators also were awarded with accolades from the Nationwide Art Instruction Association (NAEA).

Lisa Hochtritt, college and system director for MAT, was awarded National Bigger Art Educator of the 12 months, Vanessa López, Practicum Coordinator and MAT college, was awarded Japanese Location Bigger Art Educator of the 12 months, and Pam Lawton, Endowed Chair in Art Schooling, was awarded the inaugural Pearl Greenberg Award for Training and Research in Lifelong Learning by the NAEA.

Lisa Hochtritt

Hochtritt is inspired by those people who get the job done collectively in the arts to make the entire world a extra appealing and equitable house. In retaining with her social justice artwork education and learning agenda, she prioritizes crucial engagements that are participatory, collaborative, and contextually relevant, connecting as a result of theory and follow. 

“This recognition from my peers signifies so considerably to me and I am deeply honored to obtain this award,” she explained.”

Hochtritt received a Physician of Training (Ed.D.) diploma in Art and Artwork Education from Instructors Higher education Columbia College in New York Town and a Learn of Arts (M.A.) degree in Creative imagination and Arts Education from San Francisco State University. She attained a California training credential in K-12 Art, with supplementary certification in Drama and Speech. Hochtritt has above 25 many years in arts and education and has taught students of all ages in universities, museums, local community-based mostly settings, and universities and provides her analysis at state, national, and international conferences.

Vanessa López

López received her Bachelor of Arts in art record from Order School, State University of New York and a Learn of Arts in Art Training from MICA. She is a nationally identified art educator through her provider on the creating staff for the Nationwide Core Arts Criteria in Visible Arts, as the coordinator for the 2010 Nationwide Artwork Schooling Affiliation Conference held in Baltimore, and her purpose on the Nationwide Art Training Association Job Pressure for Fairness, Range, and Inclusion. She at present serves on editorial overview boards for the Art Education and learning Journal, the Baltimore Arts Initiative Advisory Committee, and the POC in Art & Design and style Coalition. She is on the Steering Committee of crea+e (Coalition on Racial Equity in the Arts and Schooling). 

Her investigate pursuits aim on cultural identities in college options, race, intersectionality and city instruction. She has been posted in the Souls: A Essential Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Modern society, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, the Artwork Training Journal, Art and Social Justice Training: Tradition as Commons (2011), and the Nationwide Art Education Association weblog. She would make things that die.

“For me, instructing is basically a relationship. You can not train everyone everything if you do not see them and seeing is a dialogue. Making alongside one another, building something out of practically nothing needs trust and dedication. You can not train a person if you are not equipped to appreciate them.  As a instructor of lecturers, my function is to be in dialogue with my students to be a witness and mirror,” López reported. “This honor belongs as a great deal to me as it does to my colleagues at MICA and the point out of Maryland who have influenced and direct the way in art instruction for decades.”

Pam Lawton

Lawton was born into a spouse and children of artists, writers, dancers, singers, actors, and musicians. As a fifth-era educator from Washington, DC, she invested substantially of her formative many years engaged in the arts with her grandmother, good uncles and aunts, cousins, parents, and siblings as a variety of studying about the entire world and how to endure and thrive as a woman of color. These intergenerational arts-based mostly classes stayed with her. Her scholarly and creative exploration revolves about visual narrative and intergenerational arts finding out in group settings with distinct emphasis on BIPOC communities.

As an artist-educator-researcher, Lawton’s artwork is grounded in social observe, trying to get to illuminate contemporary issues, cultural traditions, and the tales of people today impacted by them. Her personal perform, mainly prints and mixed media parts, is a visual narrative of the people, spots, and traditions that influence her lifetime. Lawton combines both equally photos and terms in her operate to convey to a story that many who have considered it come across the two inspirational and common, for it tells the story of each day everyday living that several folks fully grasp and have seasoned.

“I’m exceptionally honored to have been thought of for this award. Pearl was so influential in my involvement with the Committee on Lifelong Understanding (NAEA),” Lawton reported. “I experienced the chance to meet her as a doctoral pupil at Lecturers University the place she also gained her doctorate in 1971. We labored jointly for a 12 months as portion of the arranging committee for the 2002 InSEA Globe Congress. Through that time we had quite a few discussions about intergenerational mastering which was the subject of my dissertation research.

Lawton acquired a BA degree in Studio Artwork and Sociology from the College of Virginia, an MFA in Printmaking from Howard College and attended Teachers University, Columbia College in which she attained her EdDCTA (Medical doctor of Education and learning in the Higher education Training of Artwork).  

Culture of Illustrators

Whitney Sherman

Whitney Sherman, an award-successful illustrator who has labored in layout, marketing, packaging, and tv, received the Society of Illustrators Distinguished Educator Award.

As undergraduate Chair of Illustration at MICA from 2000-2010, she grew the division into the biggest at the Faculty with revolutionary interdisciplinary classes, a concentration in book arts, and programming geared for the gaming industry. Sherman is the founding Director of the MFA in Illustration Practice system, and co-founder of the new MA in Illustration at MICA. 

“For illustrators who also teach, the Distinguished Educator in the Arts Award from the modern society of Illustrators in NY is a mark of higher distinction in our area. It arrives following chairing MICA’s undergrad illustration department for 10 yr, there developing interdisciplinary programming, spearheading entrepreneurship prior to the arrival of Artwork Current market, developing the Reserve Arts and Illustration concentrations [now minors], then founding the Illustration Follow MFA, and co-founding the MA in Illustration with Rebecca Bradley,” Sherman claimed. “I’m fairly honored to get it, becoming a member of the likes of Alan E. Cober, Barron Storey, Howard Pyle, Robert Weaver, Alice Carter, Melanie Reim, and Rudy Gutierrez who every single designed their mark in our industry as effectively as in the classroom.”

As Co-Director of Dolphin Press & Print @ MICA, Sherman directed reserve and print projects with Henrik Drescher/Wu Wing Yee, Peter Kuper, and Michael Bartalos. Sherman’s latest operate in minimal edition household wares and prints, less than the model Pbody Dsign, represents her check out of the illustrator’s increasing roles. Sherman has illustrated various books, and just lately wrote Participating in with Sketches from which she has performed workshops in Mexico, China and the US.