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Maryl designed the Women’s Caucus logo

In Maryl Fletcher De Jong Tribute on August 28, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Women's Caucus Logo designed by Maryl Fletcher de Jong

Maryl’s beautiful design of the Women’s Caucus logo is worn by many who have the Women’s Caucus pin, and the logo is on the WC website and the award plaques.

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Maryl Fletcher De Jong Tribute

In Maryl Fletcher De Jong Tribute on August 25, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Maryl Fletcher de Jong at Enid Zimmerman's retirement party in Chicago, 2006.Sunday, 23 August 2009
From: Karen Keifer-Boyd

I last spoke with Maryl on July 28, 2009. We discussed serious matters, we laughed together, she wanted to nominate me for an award, and we acknowledged the finiteness of life in a somber yet peaceful outlook. During that phone conversation she asked me to call again on Monday, August 10, as she was going to think about and write notes on what she wanted to convey to Women’s Caucus members for the NAEA News column due August 12. She also wanted to respond to those who wrote on the Maryl tribute blog this autumn 2009. Maryl passed on August 8, 2009. I greatly miss Maryl. It was my good fortune to have known Maryl. She is a role model for me. The anthology, NAEA Women’s Caucus Award Autobiographical Addresses: 1975-2010, was begun in 2006 with Maryl, who invited me to work with her to conceptualize and develop this project. I am dedicated to complete the anthology in her honor. It will include award acceptance speeches contributed by National Art Education Association’s (NAEA) Women’s Caucus award recipients. For many, the annual Women’s Caucus Awards night is a highlight of the NAEA conference. We learn about our colleagues’ lives, including their early formations of identity and unexpected life events in relation to their careers as art educators in personable, often humorous, and deeply moving narrative presentations.

Maryl Fletcher De Jong Tribute

In Maryl Fletcher De Jong Tribute on August 25, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Sat, 22 Aug 2009
From: Ana Mae Barbosa

I am blocked to write about Maryl. I loved her too much. Hopefully I had oportunity to demonstrate, dedicating one of my books to her. The last two months I had been sick. I had pneumonia that put me in the hospital for one month. I avoided to call her because I was so down!! Maryl’s last months were a lesson of love. She had time to say beautiful words to each one of us who love her and to plan the depart with the dignity that characterized her whole life. For me the NAEA conferences never will be the same without her. I didn’t go to NAEA the last two year afraid to miss her too much. Maryl was very important to the Art Education in Latin America. During the time of hard dictatorships in this part of the world we could travel outside the country with very little money. Money was controlled by the government. Several times Maryl paid by herself the fees of INSEA Congresses for art educators from South America. Maryl’s dedication to INSEA advertizing and stimulating membership and participation by all means will be remembered with gratitude. Our dinners after Congresses always with Larry Kantner and sometimes with other friends, trying the best restaurants of the world, put in practice our taste for diversity. Losing Maryl made me feel to desire to be closer to the very good friends no matter the geographic distance.

Photo left to right: Graeme Sullivan, Maryl Fletcher de Jong, Marjorie Cohee Manifold, Enid Zimmerman, Teri Marche, and Mary Stokrocki at Enid's 2006 retirement party in Chicago organized by Deborah Smith-Shank.

Photo left to right: Graeme Sullivan, Maryl Fletcher de Jong, Marjorie Cohee Manifold, Enid Zimmerman, Teri Marche, and Mary Stokrocki at Enid's 2006 retirement party in Chicago organized by Deborah Smith-Shank.