November 4, 2017 – Detroit, MI.    Steve Harryman was honored with a 2018 Distinguished Service Award by the Michigan Art Education Association during their annual fall conference.   Hear his acceptance speech:


Visual Arts K-12 Honored in the 38th Annual Telly Awards

Visual Arts K-12 Honored in the 38th Annual Telly Awards

May 9, 2017 – The 38th Annual Telly Awards has announced this year’s winners, with Visual Arts K-12 receiving seven awards for videos produced in 2016 for Northview Public Schools in Grand Rapids and the Michigan Art Education Association (MAEA).

“This is a great honor and very humbling,” said Steve Harryman, filmmaker/videographer and founder of Visual Arts K-12. “As nice as it is to be honored, I am most excited about shining a light on terrific visual arts programs like Northview’s and organizations like the Michigan Art Education Association. These art educators show such dedication in providing quality visual arts education, pouring so much of their lives into their students. It’s really inspiring to see.”

The winning videos included “Art from the Heart” which shares the hopes, dreams and artworks of several Northview High School Advanced Art Class students in a series of personal interviews.  Other videos receiving awards included an event video covering the MAEA 2016 Fall Conference in Traverse City and a promotional video for the organization’s upcoming 2017 Fall Conference in Detroit.

The Telly Awards honor the finest in video and film productions from across all 50 states and around the world. Past winners include NBC, CNN, FOX, ESPN, Discovery, National Geographic, Johns Hopkins University, Time Warner and Disney.


“The Last Lesson” Earns Top Honors in the 37th Annual Telly Awards

March 11 – The Telly Awards has named the film “The Last Lesson”, the true story about a Northview High School art teacher and her student, as the winner of their highest honor, the Silver Award, in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. The film won the top honor in the category for Film/Entertainment.

“The Last Lesson” also picked up two additional honors with Bronze Awards in the categories of motivational films and The People’s Choice Award.  With nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, the Telly Awards are one of the most prestigious in video/film production (second to the Emmys).

Filmmaker Steve Harryman said, “This is truly an honor and showcases the significance of art education programs across the country and the important role art teachers play in the lives of creative students, like I was many years ago. The impact of a great teacher is something you carry around for a lifetime.”

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. Steve’s accomplishments illustrate his creativity, skill, and dedication to his craft and serve as a testament to great film and video production.”

This year’s Winners also included Bloomberg, Bravo, Discovery, Disney, E! Entertainment, ESPN, FOX, NBC, Showtime Networks, Coca-Cola, The Weather Channel, and Warner Brothers.

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