Natalie Svacina was awarded the National Art Education Association’s 2020 Western Region Museum Education Art Educator Award. This prestigious national award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service, and achievements of an outstanding NAEA member annually at the Regional level within their division.
NAEA President Thom Knab states, "This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Natalie Svacina exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their best to their students and the profession." Natalie currently serves at the Education + Residency Director at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, in Houston, Texas, where she oversees all of HCCC’s educational programming, including hands-on activities, workshops, camps, and the artist residency program.