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Sue Root
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Michelle Turner
Elementary Rep

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Barbara Wunderler
High School Rep

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Pictures below are from Gallery Night 2016
(photo credit: Kerry Murphy)

2016 RIAEA Spring Meeting

2017 RIAEA Outstanding Art Educator Awards

Are you proud of your school’s Visual Art Department?

The Rhode Island Art Education Association is a professional organization whose mission is to promote quality art education in RI by providing leadership, advocacy and a format for communication and opportunities for professional

Our annual Art Educator Award Program recognizes outstanding top art teachers that create a lasting expression through visual arts education for their students. The objectives of our awards program are: to focus professional attention on quality art education and exemplary art educators, to increase public awareness of the importance of quality art education and to set standards for quality art education and how they can be achieved.

The Rhode Island Art Education Association cordially invites you to send in nominations recognizing Outstanding Art Educators in your district. Applications are now available for the 2017 RI Art Educator of the Year in Elementary, Middle and High School levels.

Application is available here

Deadline! June 15, 2016
Rhode Island Art Education Association RIAEA website:

For more information contact:

Louriann Mardo-Zayat(
Mia Thompson (
Awards chairs


2016 RIAEA Fall Conference

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Click here to see more information about the 2016 ReConnect Conference at the Conference Website

U.S. Senator Jack Reed's 2016 High School Art Competition

Congratulations to the following students for their recent participation in the
Senator Jack Reed 2016 Art Competition


1st Place – Anita Fang
“Keep Drawing”
Cranston High School West
Artwork will be hainging at the Senator's Washington, D.C. office for 1 year!

2nd Place – Caitlin Brown

“A Dream to Reality”
North Kingstown High School

3rd Place – Sandra Mora

Classical High School

Honorable Mention:

Carly Nasznic
“Through Her Eyes”
The Prout School

Alannah Bareham
Providence Country Day

Erin Turnbull
“Loxodonta Africana”
Scituate High School

Jazmin Tuscani
“Giraffe’n Me Crazy”
Pilgrim High School

Paul Hazian
“Folgers Crystals”
Cranston High School West

Reed Staff Pick
Jean Amore
“Deviated Septum”
Cumberland High School


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