Welcome to the Georgia Art Education Association. 

We are a professional organization of art educators in Georgia affiliated with the National Art Education Association.

An Opportunity for Arts Education Supporters!!

As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passed by Congress, each state must develop a specific implementation plan for K-12 public education. To help shape the plan for our state, the Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are inviting the public to participate in feedback sessions held in various locations throughout the state over the next two months.

Because of the importance of this process, and the potential for the implementation plan to influence education and access to arts learning in Georgia for a decade or more, GAEA is encouraging arts education supporters to take the ESSA survey. 

The online survey can be found at the following link: http://gadoe.org/ESSASurvey


This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Alexandra (Lexi) Cutcher,senior lecturer in Arts and Education at Southern Cross University in Queensland, Australia. Lexi is the author of "Displacement, Identity and Belonging: An Auto/Biographical,
Arts-based Portrayal of Ethnicity and Experience." 

"Transforming futures, doing what we do best"

Dr. Lexi Cutcher's Presentation at Fall Conference 2016

Congratulations to this year's GAEA Award Winners!!!

Art Educator of the Year- Pam Morgan

Secondary Art Educator of the Year- Debi West

Middle Level Art Educator of the Year- Emily Holton

Elementary Art Educator of the Year- Bobbi Adamcyzk

Museum Education Art Educator of the Year- Christy Barlow

Distinguished Service within the Profession- Dr. Tom Cato

Distinguished Service Outside of the Profession- State Superintendent Richard Woods

Outstanding National Art Honor Society Sponsor- Lynn Hatcher

Croy West Special Needs Art Educator of the Year- Holly Barbour