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Elementary Roundtable
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Michelle Turner

Middle School
Representative Vacant
If you're interested in this position, please contact Nancy Brandley at

High School
Susanne Suprock

Rep: Susanne Suprock
HS Website now available

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Rhode Island 2015-2020
PK-12 Strategic Plan for Education

The Rhode Island Board of Education and the Rhode Island Department of Education are thrilled to launch Rhode Island’s PK-12 strategic planning process, which will result in a statewide vision for education through 2020.

The Rhode Island Council on Elementary and Secondary Education wants yourinput to direct our state's Strategic Plan for Education for the next five years

Spread the word!

Click link for survey - 
Click link for updates on the progress of the survey -   Realtime Survey Results


Q6: What improvement priorities would you recommend for Rhode Island's current PK-12 school system?

Question #6 has "Access to the Fine Arts" being at 21.5% - the lowest on this question!  Please help raise awareness of the Fine Arts in Education by taking the survey!  AND PLEASE PASS THIS LINK ON TO ANY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY!  

You can access the survey at 

Scholastics 2015

Teachers: more information about the
2015 Scholastics Art Awards can be found
on the Scholastic's Page here
RIAEA Online Scholastic Fees Registration
now open - Click here to register!
Please remember to also register at the Scholastic's Website at


Wednesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 8
Art Center, Antone Academic Center, Building 27
(Corner of Lawrence & Leroy)
(Building 32 on this map)

Location: Salve Regina University from 3:30 until 5:00pm
PLEASE NOTE: No submissions will be accepted earlier than 3:30pm.
Due to extreme weather, Thursday will essentially act as a snow date, therefore, if it looks bad for Thursday, be sure to drop off artwork on Wednesday.


RIAEA Scholastic Art Workshop for Silver and Gold Winners
January 31, 2014
More info:


Tuesday, January 20 – Sunday, February 1
The Hamilton Gallery, Salve Regina, Antone Academic Center - Building 18
(Building 32 on this map)
Gallery Hours: Tue/Thu 11-6pm, Wed/Fri 11-5pm & Sat/Sun 12-4pm


Sunday, January 25, 2015
Awards Ceremony
O'Hare Academic Center (Ochre Point Avenue) Building 8
(Building 7 on this map)
Reception at the The Hamilton Gallery, Salve Regina
Antone Academic Center - Building 18 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
(Building 32 on this map)

Limit TWO guests per award recipient.
Invitations will be handed out at Pick Up on Monday, January 13

Questions about the Scholastic Art Awards, please contact Alexandra Robat at
Questions about the Scholastics Fees, please email Sue Root at

2015 Youth Art Month Flag Contest

Call for entries!
RI YAM Flag Design Contest

Your student can join the ranks of yearly RI design winners.  A nationwide flag contest sponsored by the Council for Art Education, culminates with a reveal of the 50 states winning flags at the NAEA Conference. Let one of your student have the honor of being RI’s featured artist. Second and third place winners will be used for YAM promotional materials.

Entry rules:

  • (Download flag template here, print out and draw right on it, or use it as a guide)
  • Art work size 5”x9” or proportionate
  • Done in any color medium
  • Labeled with student’s name, grade, school, town, art teacher
  • Must include the theme   “Rhode Island Creates”
  • YAM logo (can be copied and pasted)

Due by January 1, 2014         

2015 RIAEA Art Educator of the Year
2015 RIAEA Art Educators of the Year

RIAEA Overall Art Educators of the Year &
High School Art Educators of the Year

Kurt VanDexter

RIAEA Middle School Art Educators of the Year
Caroline Law

RIAEA Elementary Art Educators of the Year
Paul Carpentier

Distinguished Friend of RIAEA
Dr. Paul Sproll

Congratulations All!

2010 Team East
Members of the RIAEA Executive Board with Deborah Reeves, Executive Director of the NAEA - Taken at the 2010 Team East Retreat in Newport, RI

Christine Mullen, Robert Sabol (Past-President of NAEA), Deborah Reeves (Executive Director of NAEA), Jean Carmody and John Tedeschi at the 2013 NAEA National Convention in NYC.

2015 NAEA Convention

The Art of Design: Form, Function,
and the Future of Visual Arts Education
March 26-28, 2015

New Orleans Convention Center
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Click here to see
more info

RIAEA Advocacy
Rhode Island Art Education Association presents...
Artfully Inspired!
Artfully Inspired was created as an Art’s Advocacy video representing the Rhode Island Art Education Association, and all Rhode Island students. Artfully Inspired was filmed in January of 2011 at the RI Scholastic Art Awards Gallery opening at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island.
The Mission of the Rhode Island Art Education Association is to offer opportunities for professional development, leadership and service in order to advance the quality of art education.

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