@2019-2020 RIAEA

Welcome to the new
Rhode Island Art Education Association Website!

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President's Note...

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

Save the Date!
2020 NAEA National Convention

March 26–28 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Events & Workshops

2020 Flag and Postcard Contest
Win Sargent Art Supplies PRIZES!!

Two artworks will be selected.One to represent RI at the national level as a flag and another chosen to print as a postcard.

ALL GRADE LEVELS are welcome to participate!
This year’s National theme is “Take a Journey Through Art”

Click here to download rules and more information

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

2020 Scholastic Art Awards


Sunday, January 19, 2020
at 2:00pm

(Snow Date: Sunday, January 25, 2020)

Roberts Hall Auditorium

Rhode Island College

600 Mount Pleasant Avenue

Providence, RI 02908
(Two guests per award winner)

Opening Reception

Sunday, January 19, 2020

(Snow Date: Sunday, January 25, 2020)
Immediately following ceremony
The Chazan Family Gallery, Alex & Ani Hall
Rhode Island College


Sunday, January 19, 2020 through Sunday, February 2, 2020
The Chazan Family Gallery, Alex & Ani Hall

Rhode Island College

Click here to go to the RIAEA Scholastic Page for more information!

2020 Rhode Island Art Educators Award


2020 Art Educator of the Year &
Secondary Art Educator

Anita Thompson Lincoln School


Middle Level Art Educator

Laurie Batek North Providence Schools


Elementary Art Educator

Melissa Cardillo Warwick Public Schools

New Teacher Award

Lindsay Burrows Smithfield Public Schools


Distinguished Friend of RIAEA

Fidelity Investments