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Michelle Turner
RIAEA President 2019-2021
Read Michelle September Message here!
News, Events + Workshops

RIAEA 2021 Virtual Educator’s Exhibit  

RIAEA Members and 2020 RIAEA conference participants are encouraged to submit artwork for our first ever Virtual Art Educators Exhibit with Bannister Gallery!

Art submissions are due by January 15. In light of restrictions on large gatherings, our opening reception and awards will be conducted virtually in February 2021! More “opening details” and Zoom link to come.  Google form must be submitted for each artwork: ENTRY FORM.

Monday November 30. 6-8pm


Greeting Card Design


Join us as we explore greeting card design: cards for all occasions! Bring a variety of artistic media, suggestions include: card stock, mixed media paper, color paper, watercolor, markers, colored pencils, stencils, stickers and your choice! 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 11/30!



Passcode: Greeting


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

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

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Thank you for participating in this year's RIAEA Virtual Conference!

NAEA Resources

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


RIAEA Social Media
Advocacy Resources
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Art Education Association

Art Education and the

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Art Teacher Volunteers Needed for
Merit Badge College!


We are looking for a Visual Art  teacher or two to volunteer for the Scouts Merit Badge College.  This event is held every year at Rhode Island College and services about 1,000 scouts.  This year will largely be virtual; however, the Art Merit badge will be held in-person on campus in the Alex & Ani Art Center. No need for teacher certification—art education majors welcome!   Click here to download flyer for more information!

For more information please contact Carolyn Dooley at carolyn.dooley@cumberlandschools.org

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

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