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Michelle Turner
RIAEA President 2019-2021
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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.

Art Educator of the Year Nominations:


Know of an amazing art teacher? 

Nominate them for RI Art Educator of the Year! 

Fill out this nomination form to nominate

              yourself or someone you know. 

Nominations are due by June 30, 2020

2020 Scholastic Art Awards

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

Click here to see results!

            2020 WAA Scholarship

           Program Competition

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

Flag & Postcard Contest WINNERS!

Click here to see results and photos of artworks!

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 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

Senator Jack Reed
Virtual Art Exhibit
will take place during Summer 2020!
Watch for link here!

@2019-2020 RIAEA

High School Art