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 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 2013 National Art Education Association Convention
MICA faculty, alumni and students shared their knowledge and research with colleagues at the 2013 NAEA Convention, the largest gathering of visual arts educators in the world. The theme of the 2013 convention was "Drawing Community Connections." The convention was held in Fort Worth, Texas, March 7-10, 2013.
For a list of presentations by MICA alumni, students and faculty please click here.
Top Honor for MICA Alum
We are pleased to announce that BFA/MA in Teaching alum, Juan Carlos Castro, Ph.D. '99/'00 was chosen by the National Art Education Association as the 2013 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.