About

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Marea Haslett was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in the Atlanta area and California.  As an art educator, she is a part of a team that runs a successful art program, and she assists in all aspects of helping art students find personal success. She also develops curriculum, writes grants and promotional materials while providing art leadership in her school, district, and state. Her artwork is in several private collections nationwide, at the University of North Georgia and in various shows in the Atlanta area. She shares her journey with her husband, and their two sons.

In her paintings, the forms become narratives of personal and societal events, and the process of painting brings clarity which solidifies a sense of empathy. The compositions trace emotional language in the goal towards balance.

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EDUCATION

2016

MFA in Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

1996

BS in Art Education, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

“Interconnected”, Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA

2016

“Allostasis”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, APG Gallery, Tula Art Center, Atlanta, GA

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2019

“University of North Georgia Art Educator Exhibition”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

2018

“Fresh Blood”, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2016

“Open Studios”, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

“University of North Georgia Art Educator Exhibition”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

“An Affair of the Art”, ArtsNOW and Jerusalem House, Atlanta, GA

2015

“Open Studios”, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta and Savannah, GA

“University of North Georgia Art Educator Exhibition”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

2014

“Now is the Time”, Limelight Gallery, Atlanta, GA

“Layers”, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA

“Open Studios”, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

“University of North Georgia Art Educator Exhibition”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

2013                   

“Open Studios”, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA,

2012                   

“GAEA Art Educator Art Show”, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

2009                   

“Relay for Life Art Auction”, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA

“Art Educator Juried Exhibition”, Atlanta Institute of Art, Atlanta, GA

2008                   

“University of North Georgia Art Educator Exhibition”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

2006                   

“GAEA Art Educator Art Show”, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

2003                   

“University of North Georgia Art Educator Exhibition”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

1996                   

“Senior Exhibit”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

PUBLICATIONS

2017                   

“Lenka Clayton: Expanding Constructs”, The Art Section, Oct. 2017

INTERNSHIPS, GRANTS, AWARDS RECEIVED

2019                   

Honorable Mention, “University of North Georgia Art Educator Exhibition”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

2017                   

Selected Juror, Festival of the Arts for Forsyth County district wide exhibition, April, 2017

2016                   

Best in Grade Educator Award for Georgia, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, New York, NY

Best in Show, “University of North Georgia Art Educator Exhibition”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Milton High School Teacher of the Year Finalist, Milton, GA

Governor’s Honor Program Juror/ Administrative Assistant, assisted in picking top student portfolios for the state competition

2015                   

Teaching Internship, Professor Robert Brown, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Emerging Art Writing Mentorship Program Participant Scholarship, Burnaway, Atlanta, GA

Honorable Mention, “University of North Georgia Art Educator Exhibition”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

2014                   

Internship, Deanna Sirlin, The Art Section, Alpharetta, GA

Milton High School Teacher of the Year Finalist, Milton, GA

Governor’s Honor Program Juror/ Administrative Assistant, assisted in picking top student portfolios for the state competition

2013-2016         

Educator Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Governor’s Honor Program Juror, assisted in picking top student portfolios for the state competition

2012                   

Art Educator Workshop Scholarship, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Governor’s Honor Program Juror, assisted in picking top student portfolios for the state competition

2011                   

Georgia Art Educator Association Secondary Art Teacher of the Year, Nominee, GA

“Artist in Residence”, Bagel Boys Café, Alpharetta, GA

Governor’s Honor Program Juror, assisted in picking top student portfolios for the state competition

2009                   

Georgia Art Educator Association Secondary Art Teacher of the Year, Nominee, GA

Special guest to the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Governor’s Honor Program Juror, assisted in picking top student portfolios for the state competition

2008                   

Honorable Mention, “University of North Georgia Art Educator Exhibition”, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Governor’s Honor Program Juror, assisted in picking top student portfolios for the state competition

2006-2014         

PTSA Grants, $150- $1500 grants, Milton High School, Milton, GA

Governor’s Honor Program Juror, assisted in picking top student portfolios for the state competition

1999                   

CGM Foundation Grant, Oil Painting from the Masters Program, Boulder Valley District, Boulder, CO      

1998                   

Education Foundation Grant, Open to Art program, Adams District #12, Thorton, CO

1996                   

Hal B, Rhodes Scholarship, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Hal B Rhodes Outstanding Art Student of the Year Nominee, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Selected member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Fraternity, Dahlonega, GA

1995                   

First Place Graphics Award, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Third Place Pottery Award, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

1994                  

Gloria Shott Scholarship, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

Internship, Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017- present Visual Arts Teacher, FORSYTH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, Forsyth County Schools, Cumming, GA

  • Currently teaching Visual Arts I-III, Painting I & II, AP Drawing, AP 2D Design, and AP 3D Design
  • Co- sponsor of National Art Honor Society

2004- 2017    Visual Arts Teacher and Visual Arts Program Director, MILTON HIGH SCHOOL, Fulton County Schools,    Milton, GA,

  • Taught Introduction to Art, Drawing and Painting (levels 1-4), AP Drawing, AP 2D Design, and have taught AP 3D Design, AP Art History, Graphics, Photography, Ceramics and Sculpture. Member of Design Thinking Committee, and Cabinet Leadership
  • Sponsored of National Art Honor Society with 60-75 members, provided art related community service to the Alpharetta/ Milton area. Participate in Free Art Friday events and ArtsVIBE Teen Program with the High Museum. Organized guest lectures and portfolio reviews to members. Painted chairs for auction with Roswell Women’s Club. Collected over 800 lbs. of clothes, shoes, blankets, and schools supplies for children in Afghanistan. Painted a 5- foot turtle for the Turtle Trot for community auction in Sandy Springs. Raised several hundred dollars for the Taskforce for the Homeless in Atlanta at the Peachtree and Pine Men’s Shelter
  • Judged GHP candidates at the county and state level 2006- present
  • Assisted students in developing nationally recognized portfolios with awards from Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, Governor’s Honors Program, PTSA Reflections, Atlanta High School Art Exhibition at the Dogwood Festival, SCAD Challenge, North Fulton High School Art Exhibition at the Roswell Visual Arts Center, Capitol Art Exhibition, Kiwanis Art Competition, All State Art Symposium, Shapiro Foundation Art Exhibition
  • Assisted students in being admitted to Rhode Island School of Art and Design, School of Visual Art, Pratt, Maryland Institute College of Art, School of Art Institute of Chicago, College for Creative Studies, Kansas City Art Institute, California College of Art, and Savannah College of Art and Design, The University of Georgia, Auburn University, Wake Forest University, Georgia State University, and Cornell University
  • Sponsored the award winning Literary Magazine, Celestial Tabernacle, 2013- 2015
  • Developed an  internship program with international artist, Deanna Sirlin, for 2-4 students per year, 2005- 2017
  • Served as the All State Art Symposium District liaison for Fulton County, 2010- 2013

2012- 2017     Fine Arts Department Co- Chair, MILTON HIGH SCHOOL, Milton, GA

  • Supported and advocated for teachers in Visual Arts and Theater
  • Evaluated nine teachers within Visual Arts, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and Theater under STEP2 and TKES
  • Developed class schedules, curriculum, and program with the department
  • Supported the Music Chair for issues affecting the Fine Arts Department

2011- 2013       Itinerant Art Chair, FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS, Atlanta, GA

  • Supported and offered curriculum guidance to 15 art teachers in 10 middle and high schools in the district
  • Assisted with development of Fulton County benchmarks for GPS, integration of Common Core and Student Learning Objectives testing in Visual Arts, Fulton County School District

2007- 2012        Fine Arts Department Chair, MILTON HIGH SCHOOL, Milton, GA

  • Supported and advocated for teachers in Visual Arts, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and Theater
  • Evaluated nine teachers within Visual Arts, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and Theater under STEP2

2000- 2004        Visual Arts Teacher, NORCROSS HIGH SCHOOL, Gwinnett County School District, Norcross, GA

  • National Art Honor Society Sponsor
  • Taught 3D Design, 2D Design, Photography, Crafts, Pottery, AP Studio Art
  • Served on Planning and Budget Committee
  • Assisted with writing art curriculum
  • Started the AP program and National Art Honor Society

1999-2000         Visual Arts Focus Teacher, BASE LINE MIDDLE SCHOOL/ BOULDER SCHOOL of the ARTS, Boulder Valley Schools, Boulder, CO

  • Taught 7th and 8th grade on level 3-D Design, Drawing and Painting, Introductory Art, and high school level, comprehensive, block classes for the Arts Focus program
  • Assisted in writing grants and providing publicity for upcoming events
  • Co- Organized, Spring 2000 Arts Festival
  • Served on the School Improvement Team, Magazine Fund Raiser Committee, Scheduling Committee, and as Art Director for Theater production of “The Wiz“, Art Standing Committee member 1999-2000

1998-1999         Visual Arts Teacher, ARAPAHOE RIDGE ELEMENTARY, Adams District #12, Westminster, CO

  • Art Club sponsor
  • Open to Art founder and sponsor
  • Yearbook sponsor
  • Art Standing Committee member 1997-1999

1997-1998         Visual Arts Teacher, TARVER ELEMENTARY, Adams District #12, Thorton, Colorado

  • Pottery club sponsor, Art Standing Committee member

CERTIFICATIONS

2000- present  GEORGIA, T-6, CLEAR RENEWABLE in ART, P-12

2013                  TKES EVALUATOR CERTIFICATE, Georgia Department of Education, Atlanta, GA

2007                  STEP2 EVALUATOR CERTIFICATE, Georgia Department of Education, Atlanta, GA

2006                  AP ART HISTORY CERTIFICATE, SAVANNAH COLLEGE of ART and DESIGN, Atlanta, GA

2002                  AP STUDIO CERTIFICATE, ATLANTA COLLEGE of ART, Atlanta, GA

1997- 2002       COLORADO PROFESSIONAL TEACHER LICENSE in ART, K-12, Denver, CO

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2014- 2018         Women’s Caucus for the Arts

2000- present    NATIONAL ART EDUCATOR ASSOCIATION Member