OAEAOregon Art Education Association

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Reasons to say "yes" to the OAEA/NAEA

  • OAEA website:  find out about opportunities, activities, and events for you and your students.
  • Discounts for members to a variety of state and national art events.
  • Beyond the Demos:  Oregon Artists Who Teach - a series of annual, juried group art exhibits to spotlight the studio work of Oregon art educators.
  • Artist Statement:  a juried group art exhibition for students of OAEA members.
  • State Conferences - resources, information, collegial connections, and workshops.
  • OAEA Senior Scholarship:  each year the OAEA gives at least one scholarship to a senior majoring in art education or fine art.
  • The Scholastic Art Awards:  regional and national recognition program for 7-12 graders, providing exhibition and scholarship opportunities.
  • Youth Art Month:  regional and national recognition program for 7-12 graders, providing exhibition and scholarships opportunities.
  • State/National Membership - automatic association membership in both state and national organizations.
  • NAEA Website - NEW web site with lesson plans.
  • National Art Education Convention:  professional development at the largest gathering of art educators in the world, held each spring.
  • National Art Honor Society (NAHS):  recognition programs and scholarships for high school students.
  • NAEA Awards Program:  honorary, scholastic, and monetary awards to members.
  • Art Education Magazine:  NAEA's official journal featuring current trends in the profession.
  • NAEA News:  national newspaper about programs, books, resources, and advocacy reports.
  • Studies in Art Education:  scholarly journal with in-depth articles on theory and research in the field.
  • Special Interest Groups:  Ideas and support for each level of instruction from elementary to administration.
  • Placement Services:  listings of available art teaching positions in the NAEA news.
  • NAEA publications:  high quality resources on a variety of topics of interest to the art educator.