Board of Directors

The AYAA Board of Directors is composed of art teachers across the state of Arkansas. 

Jason McCann
Little Rock Central High School

Judging Chairperson

Responsibilities:

  • Booking all professionals for judging

  • Compiling lists of all awarded students

  • Appointing judges' assistants.

Cheryl Blasdel, Flippin High School

AYAA State Sponsor

Responsibilities:

  • Booking all convention facilities, security, and guest speakers.

  • Appoint all chairpersons

  • Apply for AAA sanctions

  • Conduct all financial matters in good standing.

Awards:

  • Ordering and picking up of awards

  • Organizing awards for convention day

  • Supervising the distribution of awards to awardees

Scholarships

  • Creating a scholarship application and requirements

  • Appointing judges

  • Calculating rubric forms, keep record of recipient

  • Conducting scholarship award ceremony

  • Sending scholarship checks to appropriate colleges and universities

Jason McCann, Little Rock Central High School

Judging Chairperson

Responsibilities:

  • Booking all professionals for judging

  • Compiling lists of all awarded students

  • Appointing judges' assistants.

Barbara Haynie, Riverview High School

Patron of the Arts Chairperson

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts and awards the AYAA Patron of the Arts award.

Stacey Mitchell, Little Rock Central High School

On-Site Competition Chairperson

Responsibilities:

  • Sending information concerning on-site competition the State sponsor each year by December 1st

  • Receiving and managing all student on-site registration f

  • Creating a division of entries for each category  

  • Creating prompts for all categories

  • Set up, take down, and oversee of on-site event

Beth Ivens, Mountain Home High School

Officer Election Chariperson

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts and organizes elections

  • Collects and counts ballots

  • Announces the student winners

Gail King, Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School

Awards Presentation Chairperson

​Assisted by:​​

  • Matt Teravest

  • Rodney Bailey

  • Robert Clark

  • Lynn Smith

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of the Awards Slideshow Presentation

  • Photographing all first place artworks for all judged categories

  • Collecting and organizing all category winners.

Brent Hawley, LR Southwest High School

Website  Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Managing and updating AYAA Website

  • Coordinating photographs for the website

  • Coordination social media 

Arkansas Young Artists Association

Flippin High School

103 Alford St.

Flippin, Ar 72634

(870) 453-2233

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