The purpose of the Association is to promote art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. It shall be our intent to communicate our belief to the organized teaching profession in districts and communities; to strengthen the position of the visual arts as a discipline in the schools; and to affect positively the role of art education in the culture. We will work with other related agencies in support of art education statewide to the extent that we are consistent with the Association’s non-profit educational status.


We dedicate ourselves to aesthetic and humanistic growth and quality performance in the visual arts. With these as our goals, we support visual arts programs that provide depth and breadth of experience in art in order to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of the varied student populations we teach and represent.


Membership in the Alaska Art Education Association is automatically included when you join the National Art Education association. The membership application with information on dues and different types of memberships is available on the Downloads page, or by following the link below.

NAEA Membership Form (7677 downloads)


  • President – Robin Murphy
  • Vice President Elect – Leah Maltbie
  • Secretary -Sara Mullen
  • Treasurer – Megan Henry
  • Webmaster – Heidi Collins
  • Membership -Barb Yanoshek and Thalia Wilkinson
  • Awards Chair -Shoko Takahashi
  • 2019 Conference Chair- Laurel Herbeck