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President's Note...

Michelle Turner
RIAEA President 2019-2021
Read Michelle September Message here!

Monday September 28. 6-8pm

Botanical Drawing 


Join us as we explore the Botanical Drawing: organic and geometric connections. Bring a variety of artistic media, no drawing experience needed! Beginners to enthusiasts encouraged to attend!


Drop In & Draw is a fun and safe event, we have a blast creating, talking and "being" together. Please consider joining!


Follow the link on Monday 9/28!



Passcode: Plant


US Senator
Jack Reed
Virtual Art Exhibit


Thank you for your participation in our Virtual Art Gallery, co-hosted by the RI Art Education Association. We are so pleased that you and your students chose to participate in this year’s activity.


We had 16 high schools across the state participate—and over 75 entries from Rhode Island students. We are thrilled with the response and we hope that this forum was helpful for you to provide outlet for your students’ creative energies and talents.


The Virtual Art Show is now live and can be viewed at https://www.reed.senate.gov/news/photos/2020-ri-high-school-art-exhibit. Please share this with your students who have participated and feel free to share with your principals and superintendents as well. We will be doing a note to our Superintendents whose districts had participation.


The link will be live for the rest of the calendar year. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. And thank you all again for your support and the work you do every day!

From the office of Senator Jack Reed

See recent interview on this special exhibit on Turnto10 - WJAR

RIAEA Social Media
News, Events + Workshops
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Registration for the 2020 RIAEA Virtual State Conference,

is now OPEN! 

Please visit our conference website for workshop descriptions, presenter information, and vendor information. The virtual conference will be FREE to all Current RIAEA Members and only $5 for Non-Members. This fee for non-members will offset shipping costs of our conference swag box, which will ship to all registered attendees prior to the conference on October 24, 2020 from 9am-5pm.


Registration Closes:

October 10, 2020 @ 11:59pm EST.

Rhode Island Visual Arts Reopening Guidelines 2020

Below are RISCA doc "Arts is Essential..." as well as "Visual Arts Reopening Guidelines" in PDF. Last week Michelle Turner (RIAEA President) worked with RISCA and the Arts Learning Network (which includes Sue Root, Mia Thompson and Nancy Brandley, (all RIAEA Past-President) to create the guideline document. The committee was able to connect to someone directly from RIDOH and they were able to approve it. It is now ready to SHARE! The link is set up to be accessible by anyone so feel free to send to your Superintendents, Principals, etc.

RI Visual Arts Reopening Guidelines - Best Practices and Solutions for RI Phase

RISCA Arts Education is Essential Final Document 06/02/2020

2020 NAEA Member Exhibit

July 1 - December 31, 2020

The annual NAEA Member Exhibition showcases artwork created by NAEA’s vibrant professional community of visual arts educators, highlighting the artistic skill and vision of members worldwide. NAEA received 614 entries during the call, nearly double the number received in 2019. The 92 artworks below were selected for inclusion.

Congratulations to the following RIAEA Members whose works were accepted!
Elizabeth Kilduff - Providence
Diane Sheehan - Newport

Anita Thompson - West Warwick


See recent article on Diane Sheehan in Newport Now


NAEA Resources

Members can access NAEA such as NAEA Discussion Boards, Join Specific Communities within NAEA and Events.


Advocacy Resources
Distance Learning Resources
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Art Education Association

Art Education and the

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

This exhibit has been postponed to the Fall!
So let's start creating!

RIAEA 2020 Educator’s Exhibit  

RIAEA Members are encouraged to submit an artwork for our first ever Virtual Art Educators Exhibit at Bannister Gallery!

In light of restrictions on large gatherings, our opening reception and awards will be conducted on June 22 following our annual end of year Member Meeting! More details and Zoom link to come.  Entry forms must be submitted with artwork images: ENTRY FORMGALLERY GUIDELINES .  All educator’s entering artwork must have a current RIAEA membership.

RIAEA  Conference
October 24th, 2020
9AM - 5PM

The Mission Statement of the Rhode Island Art Education Association is to offer opportunities for professional development, leadership and service in order to advance the quality of Art Education

@2019-2020 RIAEA