Presented by The Delaware Art Education Association
JAIME MOORE, Newark High School
Secondary Level Art Educator of the Year
BOBBY GRAHAM, Christiana High School
Howard Pyle Award
The Delaware Art Education Association presents the “M.U.S.E” awards at their annual banquet, a celebration of Artistic Visionaries in visual art education in Delaware. Award winners share the MUSE characteristics: Masterful, Unique, Strong Educators!
Delaware Art Educators of the Year: Honors outstanding DAEA members who spend at least 51% of their job in their division for outstanding service, achievement, and significance during previous years.
Howard Pyle Award: Wilmington native Howard Pyle is famous for his work as the author and illustrator of 1883’s The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood. His illustrations of pirates served as inspirational material for costume designers through the ages, including those for the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. However, Pyle’s passion for teaching has had the broadest impact. Pyle taught at Drexel Institute of Art from 1894 to 1900 and then founded his own school, Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art. Among his students were N.C. Wyeth, Frank Scoonover, Violet Oakley and numerous others. He and his students became part of what is known as the “Brandywine School” of art. Howard Pyle is quoted as saying “Art is not a transcript nor a copy. Art is the expression of those beauties and emotions that stir the human soul.” DAEA celebrates a Delaware art educator whose passion for teaching embodies Pyle’s spirit. Eligibility is open to any person who is a current DAEA member that has demonstrated excellence in art education, chosen by the DAEA Board.