Summer Is Here!


Summer is finally here and we are celebrating with another monthly AAEA Member Spotlight, our new regular feature that shines a light on our diverse membership of exemplary art educators. Jill Ritchey is the current National Art Honor Society Chair for the Alabama Art Education Association and the 2013 Alabama Secondary Art Teacher of the Year.  Read all about her travels with the NAEA in India and the awesome work going on in her art classroom here!


Summer PRSPtvs


Extra, extra, read all about it! The hot new summer edition of the AAEA “Perspectives” newsletter is fresh off the press. Once again, thanks to the hard work of AAEA Newsletter Editor and Chief, Beth Walldorf and all of the art educators who submitted articles, the Summer 2014 AAEA Perspectives Newsletter is a mighty engaging and informative read!

Check it ouhere!

Read, print and/or download this new issue. Share it with everyone you know and advocate the importance of visual arts education here in Alabama.

Art Journey Save the Date

We are really getting excited about this years  AAEA Fall Conference, in Montgomery Alabama, November 14-15. Mark these big dates on your calendar!

You know you’ve always wanted to, and everyone always tells you that you should so…

DO IT NOW! Sign up as a presenter for the 2014 AAEA Fall Conference!

The presenter form is available here and at the back of the AAEA “Perspectives” newsletter. Conference organizers, Connie Deal and BeeLee Tullos, are requesting all forms be sent by July 31 so they can start to assemble the schedule for these workshops. We look forward to seeing all of you in the fall!


 We are also super excited about our 2014 conference keynote speaker, Ms. Jessica Balsley, founder of The Art of Education Over 1,300 art teachers attended the last AOE Online Conference. The Summer 2014 AOE Online Conference takes place July 17th, 2014 and it promises to be an exciting non-traditional professional development experience for art educators. Register for July’s Art of Ed Summer Conference event here!