Alaska Art Education Association

About AAEA

The Alaska Art Education Association promotes art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. Our intent is 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 work with other related agencies in support of art education statewide.


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.

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Recent News

Fall 2019 Conference!

Fall 2019 Conference!

Please join us September 20th-22nd in Fairbanks, Alaska at the beautiful Chena Hot Springs Resort to "Soak in the Equinox".  The Keynote speaker will be the amazing Evon Zerbetz linocut artist.  Evon is also the illustrator of the children's books, Lucky Hares, and...

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Congrats AAEA Award Winners 2018

Congratulations Art Educator of the Year, Robin Murphy, Elementary Educator of the year Megan Henry, and Secondary Educator of the Year Jenna Ellinwood! Their efforts have earned them accolades at the state and national level.  We are so lucky to have them, as...

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Join the team!

We are currently looking for new leaders to take on the VP & President positions.  Step up your roll as an involved art educator at the state and national level by being an officer!  It is a great learning opportunity an makes you eligible for special awards and...

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AAEA Fall Conference 2018

Great news!  Early Bird Registration is now open! AAEA 2018 Fall Conference Art Adventure! Will take place in Talkeetna, Alaska, Sept 28-30, 2018. Nourish your inner artist during a weekend full of art workshops, wilderness, and inspiration from others. Our...

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AAEA Refresh and Re-create 2017

Come spend a day with fellow members of the Alaska Art Education Association for a day of brainstorming, creating, relaxing and having fun with friends, old and new. AAEA is hosting a meeting in Anchorage, October 14th for the purpose of creating a new board and...

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Promoting art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership