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    2020 NAEA Awards Program

    Do you know an outstanding visual arts educator, student, or supporter who deserves recognition? Nominate them for a national award! The deadline for most awards is October 1, 2019.

  • ED&I Task Force
    NAEA ED&I Task Force Recommendations

    The NAEA Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion presented recommendations during 2019 NAEA National Convention. View the recommendations here.

  • Raised Hands
    Call for Nominations

    Creative Leaders Wanted! Gain valuable leadership experience and help shape your national professional association as a member of the NAEA Board of Directors! Nomination deadline: July 1, 2019.

For Members by Members

Rachel Valsing

Art Educator & Department Chair, Baltimore County, MD

Monthly Mentor Posts

  • Meet our July Mentor, Rachel Valsing, an Art educator and department chair in Baltimore County, MD, and VP of Programs for the Maryland Art Education Association. To support a strong arts community, Valsing has facilitated numerous student-led projects, including murals, art exhibits, and performances. Through lessons, artist talks, and residencies, she strives to connect the work of practicing artists to her students. Check out her blog below:
  • Summer Art Challenges
  • Creating Connections in and out of the Art Museum

National Art Education Foundation

The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) invests in innovative initiatives to support instructional practice, research, and leadership in visual arts education.

Get Ready for the 2020 NAEA National Convention

March 26-28, 2020 | Minneapolis, MN


NAEA Virtual Art Educators

Professional learning from anywhere in the world! Access live and archived webinars, workshops, and more. Earn continuing education or university credit!