We are a professional organization of art educators in Georgia affiliated with the National Art Education Association.
Capitol Art News
We know many of you have been waiting for news about the Capitol Art Exhibit. Sadly, the Building Authority has told us we could only display the artwork for five days. In the past, we have had an entire month to display this show. We could not justify asking art teachers to collect artwork from the entire state, hang the show, attend the reception, then immediate take the artwork down. The Capitol Art Exhibit has been one of our biggest advocacy events since the 1980's. We are disappointed we could not get more than five days to have our show. We know our students, their parents, our government partners, and the legislators will be disappointed as well.
We greatly appreciate the work of our CAE co-chairs, Sondra Palmer and Florence Barnett, who spent countless hours calling officials and meeting with the Building Authority to try to reach a compromise.
If you would like to know how you can help CAE return next year, please send Lauren Phillips, GAEA President, an email. Your GAEA board is working hard to make sure the Capitol Art Exhibit will return in 2018.
Upcoming in DISTRICT 3:
All GAEA members in Cobb, Fulton, Dekalb and Gwinnett, please join us at the High Museum of Art on December 10th. Contact your District President for more information!
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