The National Art Education Association (NAEA) brings together all levels of the profession including students, teachers K-12, supervisors, and college faculty. We encourage all of our students to join MICA's NAEA Student Chapter. Many of our alumni are active members, making presentations, attending conferences, and writing for publications. Our college faculty attend national conferences and have a strong presentation record. Over time, faculty have held various leadership positions in the organization and served on editorial committees and task forces. Maryland's Art Education Association (MAEA) is affiliated with the NAEA, which means that when a member joins one organization, they are automatically a member of the other. The MAEA holds annual conferences in the fall and our faculty, alumni, and students are active members, often presenting at the state conference.
The 2015 National Art Education Association Convention
MICA faculty, alumni and students will share their knowledge and research with colleagues at the 2015 NAEA Convention, the largest gathering of visual arts educators in the world. The theme of the 2015 convention is "The Art of Design: Form, Function, and the Future of Visual Arts Education." The convention will be held in New Orleans, LA , March 26-28, 2015.
Top Honor for MICA Faculty Member
We are pleased to announce that MA in Art Education Graduate Director, Stacey Salazar, Ed.D., was chosen by the National Art Education Association as the 2015 recipient of the Manuel Barkan Award. Conceived as a tribute to Dr. Manuel Barkan, this award is presented to an individual who, through their published work in either Art Education or Studies in Art Education, has contributed a product of scholarly merit to the field of art education. To read the full story please click here.