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Nancy Comire Brandley's
Summer Message here!

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Professional Development:
RIDE PD Credits Available!

Elementary Roundtable

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

Middle School
Rep: Debbie Engle

High School
Ways of Thinking, Looking +Making
April 8, 2014
RISD Museum
See more information on the HS Website link below!

Rep: Susanne Suprock
HS Website now available

RIAEA Members

Get Involved:
Volunteer for CityArts
Visit CityArts for more information - click here!

2014 Chair for Chariho

Calling all Artists: Artists, students, and teachers  are invited to create or design a chair for the "Chairs for Chariho" art scholarship fundraiser. The chair can be a recycled piece of furniture, or an original chair that is functional or sculptural in design. All donated works will be on exhibit at a silent auction during Chariho's "ARTESSY" celebration on March 29,2104. Finished chairs can be delivered to Chariho Middle School during the week of March 17th. Pick up can also be arranged. Your participation is deeply appreciated.

Please include your name, phone number, and e-mail address with your entry. For more information please contact: Debbie Engel at

2014 Elliot Eisner Mini-Grants for RIAEA Members

2014 Elliot Eisner Mini-Grants for RIAEA Members

We know everyone’s school budgets are pinched, and unfortunately this takes its toll on the art education programs in our schools. The Rhode Island Art Education Association wants to alleviate some of the stress that financial burden is taking from your art programs. We are working with Jerry’s Artarama to offer our newly renamed Elliot Eisner Mini-Grant to support public urban art education programs.  Elliot Eisner (March 10, 1933 - January 10, 2014) was the greatest advocate of art education in our time. Out of reverence for this incredible man, we are honoring his memory by continuing to offer three mini-grants in the amount of a $250.00 (each) Jerry’s gift certificate, which will be awarded to one elementary, middle, and high school.

More information and to download application, click here!

2014 RIAEA - Wickford Art Association Scholarship
Congratulations to the following award winners!

First Place Irene Spencer Award ($2500):
Connor Wray, Portsmouth High
School (Educator: Rose Escobar)

Second Place ($1500):
Alex MacKenzie, Lincoln Senior High School
(Educator: Heather Binder)

Third Place ($1000):
Kyle Calandra, North Providence (Educator:
Patricia Lucciola)

Fourth Place ($500.00):
Minru Wang, South Kingstown High School
(Educator: Gail Saborio)

Pick up:
Pick-up date for non-winners is March 14-15, 11am-3pm
at the Wickford Art Association.

Reception and Exhibit for the Winners:
March 16, 3pm-5pm at the Wickford Art Association.
Art exhibit will run from March 16– March 23.

Pick-up for Winners’ work:
March 23, 12pm-3pm and March 25, 11am-6pm
at the Wickford Art Association.

If you have questions, you may contact Mia Thompson directly at


2014 RIAEA Art Educators Exhibit

Rhode Island Art Education Association

2014 Educators’ Exhibit

Juror Elissa Della Piana recently relocated back to Providence.  Elissa is a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design, a former art educator at both The Lincoln School and Moses Brown, a Professor at the Montserrat College of Art and former Gallery Owner in Wenham, MA.  We are fortunate to have her back in Rhode Island.

Congratulations to the following...

Best in Show- Sarah Daughn "Landscape #1"
1st Place- Annie Gillette "Tangles"
2nd Place-Liz Kilduff "Back #2"
3rd Place- CC Wolf "A Destiny Full of Flowers and Thorns"
Honorable Mention- Stephen Saunders "Crimson Cloud"
Honorable Mention- Cali Almy "Blue Vase"
Honorable Mention- Cathy Van Lancker "Three Oysters"
Honorable Mention- Leah Grear  "LG"



RIAEA Bi-Annual Conference

RI Creates

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI

Keynote Speakers:
Don Bousquet and Nate Bousquet

More information will be forthcoming!

Interested in presenting?
and fill out online application!

Opportunities for High School Students
Congressman Jim Langevin's
2014 Art Competition

For information, please visit


Senator Jack Reed’s
2014 High School Arts Competition

Guidelines and Application

Matted artwork must be flat, 2 dimensional, and
no larger than 24" by 36".
Medium may include pen and ink, oils, watercolor, pastels, pencil, photography, computer art, or collage. No reproductions will be allowed.
ALSO NOTE: 3 pieces of artwork per school.

Artwork must be submitted to Senator Reed’s Cranston office
at 1000 Chapel View Boulevard, Suite 290,
no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014.
An awards reception for all participating students, their families,
teachers and school officials
will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Warwick Mall.
The week-long exhibit at Warwick Mall will commence May 5-11th.

Teachers are asked to pick up their students’ artwork at the
Senators Cranston office
beginning the afternoon of Tuesday, May 13th, but no later
than Friday, May 16th, 2014.

Download Senator Reed's application here


Congressman David Cicilline's
2014 Congressional Arts Competition

2015 Rhode Island Art Educators Awards

2015 RI Art Educator of the Year Nomination form is now available.
Click here to download the nomination form!

2010 Team East

Members of the RIAEA Executive Board with
Deborah Reeves, Executive Director of the NAE

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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.