District 5

District #5: Old Griffin and Middle GA Districts

President: Amanda Gaskins-Morris

Georgia Art Educators:

If you are an art teacher in Clayton, Henry, Fayette, Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar, Jones, Bibb, Twiggs, Peach, Crawford, Monroe or Houston counties you are part of District 5 of the Georgia Art Education Association. It is quite a large area with a mix of systems, some with many art teachers and some with only one or two. Wherever you are in this mix, the Georgia Art Education Association is pleased that you’ve chosen to teach art in Georgia.

We would like to invite you to join GAEA if you are not already a member. It is a simple and inexpensive way to take your teaching to the next level and to give your students many opportunities not available to non-GAEA members. It is also a chance for you to take a leadership role within GAEA if that interests you.  GAEA is committed to quality visual art education for all learners, taught by certified art educators.

Here are some of the benefits and opportunities included in your annual $80 membership fee:

  • MEMBERSHIP – in both GAEA and NAEA
  • PUBLICATIONS – GAEA Collage magazine, twice yearly; NAEA’s Journal of Art Education, bi-monthly; NAEA News, bi-monthly; Translations, twice yearly; Advisories, four sets per year 
  • DISCOUNTS – NAEA Annual Convention registration fees are lower for members; Studies in Art Education, a quarterly journal can be purchased at a reduced rate; group insurance rates for health, life, disability, professional liability, etc.
  • HONORS AND OPPORTUNITIES – National Art Honor Society for middle and high school levels with yearly state conference and scholarships available; grant programs open to members only; approximately 100 annual awards recognizing outstanding art educators and outstanding art education programs in states, regions and the nation
  • CONFERENCES – annual Fall Conferences and professional development opportunity, and annual Spring Conferences in April of each year
  • EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES- GAEA members from each Congressional district are invited to have student work included in the State School Board Exhibit; the Capitol Art Exhibit is an annual exhibit of about 250 student works held at the Sloppy Floyd government buildings for a month; Metro High School exhibit; Youth Art Gallery at the Atlanta Airport; GAEA Governor’s exhibit
  • YOUTH ART MONTH – is celebrated annually the month of March of every year and is a great way to build support for your program. State YAM coordinators can give you ideas about how to celebrate!

As you can see there are a variety of opportunities in a when you belong to GAEA. We currently have over 700 members and are one of the largest state associations in the nation. We are well represented at the national conventions and awards ceremonies. With GAEA members earning awards like the National Elementary Art Educator of the Year and the National Higher Education Educator of the Year on a regular basis! 


2014 Fall Conference in Macon. 

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