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Savannah College of Art and Design's Chair of Sculpture Susan Krause recently was named the 2012 Georgia Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. The Georgia Art Education Association honored her service and contributions to art education at its annual conference.
"Teaching art is much more than an occupation; it is a commitment and responsibility to a focused area of study and the students who share that same love," said Krause.
Krause has been teaching for more than 20 years. She received her M.F.A. from Yale University where she graduated with the Blair Dickenson Award, and her bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph after attending the Ontario College of Art and Design where she received the Emanuel Hahn Sculpture Award and the Art History Award. Krause's work has been shown in Canada, Europe, and South America as well as the United States. She lives part-time in a historic community in Alamos, Mexico, where she is involved in community art education and serves on the board of a bicultural ecological community. She is currently collaborating on an off-the-grid, post-foreclosure house project in Lakewood Heights with artist Steve Jarvis.
"Susan has done a fabulous job leading the sculpture major for SCAD Atlanta," said Steve Bliss, dean of the School of Fine Arts. "This award from Georgia Art Education Association recognizes her great instincts and talents as an educator."
The Georgia Art Education Association's purpose is to promote and maintain the highest degree of quality art instruction in visual arts programs throughout the State of Georgia. In implementation of these goals, the members of the Georgia Art Education Association work toward the improvement of art instruction at all levels.
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors.