Dawn Blattel Recipient of OAEA Outstanding Art Teacher Award


It is with great pleasure that the Ohio Art Education Association recognizes Dawn Blattel as the 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Art Teacher Award. She has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the visual arts and has impacted your region of Ohio in a positive way. Her nomination for this distinction was pulled from a collection of almost 2000 art educators statewide.   

Dawn shares in her personal philosophy, “As an only child, making was a favored way to pass time including my “mud pie desk” and hours spent building with what I found in nature.  I still affirm I must make things to be a happy human. I focus on developing a collection of skills which could be mastered across a spectrum of materials and used to enhance each other.  I chose to be an art teacher as a sophomore in 1996 and I am still excited to go to work over 25 years later. The best reward is to continue to experiment, create and learn more, now I am the one sharing my personal artistic process with my students much like I had from my art teachers throughout my life.”

In appreciation of her award, the Ohio Art Education Association would like to take this opportunity for you to celebrate and congratulate her on winning this award. 

She will receive her official award at our OAEA State Conference  “Creating Your Best DAYton” this coming Friday, November 11th, 2022 in Dayton, OH at the Dayton Convention Center Awards Ceremony Night!