Professor Olivia Gude (Art) was awarded the National Art Education Manuel Barkan award for her article, New School Art Styles: The Project of Art Education published in the January 2013 issue of Art Education, the Journal of the National Art Education Association. In this article, Gude questions why visual arts education for middle school and high school students is out of sync with contemporary art practices. Using examples drawn from 18 years of Spiral Workshop curriculum research, the article proposes new paradigms for art education practice in which students are introduced a wide range of traditional and contemporary meaning making strategies.
New School Art Styles: the Project of Art Education was awarded the NAEA 2013 Manuel Barkan Award for a work that deals carefully and imaginatively with an important issue, problem, or practice in the field of art education. Olivia Gude will present the Barkan Award Lecture at the NAEA San Diego conference in March 2014