@2019-2020 RIAEA

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President's Note...

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

2020 WAA Scholarship Program


The Wickford Art Association is pleased to announce that we have awarded four scholarships to graduating senior artists representing their communities.  WAA offers this program annually in conjunction with the RI Art Educator's Association.


This year, we recognize:

1st Place ($1500 Scholarship): Liliana Zapata - Smithfield High School, Smithfield

2nd Place ($1000 Scholarship): Enid Corcoran - Cranston High School East, Cranston

3rd Place ($750 Scholarship): Kashton Fielding - Pilgrim High School, Warwick

4th Place ($500 Scholarship): Victoria Venditto - Scituate High School, North Scituate


The following students have also received recognition through Honorable Mentions:

Ava Caliri - Cranston High School West, Cranston

Faith Lapierre - Lincoln High School, Lincoln

Maya Schaffer - North Kingstown High School, North Kingstown

Samantha Vye - Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth

February 21 – February 28, 2020
Awards Ceremony
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM


Click here to see photos of the students art and for

more information on this special scholarship
on the Wickford Art Association's Website!


Save the Date!
2020 NAEA National Convention

March 26–28 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Announcing the 2020 YOUTH ART MONTH
Flag & Postcard Contest WINNERS!

Thank you to all the schools that participated and Congratulations to our 2020 winners!
This year Sargent Art is awarding the winning students and all participating schools Art supply prizes! 

Flag design winner is Isaiah Hanley, Cranston East HS, teacher Jill Cyr

Postcard winner is Hailey Randall, Tollgate HS, teacher Heather Place

Honorable Mention Elementary is Lawrence Jenkins, Gaudet Learning Academy,
     teacher Jonathan Paquette

Honorable Mention Middle School is Nathan Bessette, North Cumberland MS,
     teacher Alison Laplume

Honorable Mention HS is Noemi Olivo, Cranston East HS, teacher Jill Cyr

Flag Design - Isaiah Hanley

Postcard Design - Hailey Randall

To see larger view of flag and postcard winners, as well as the honorable mention winners click here

2020 Scholastic Art Awards

to the
2020 Scholastics Gold Key, Silver Key
and Honorable Mention Winners.

Click here to see results!

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

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