GAEA Art Blast

Fall Conference registration

Register Now!

Exciting news! The GAEA Fall conference at Piedmont University is now open! Please follow the link to SCHED to select workshops and register. Please read notes below before registering.

Important notes: You will need to create a SCHED account or access an existing one. When you are ready to register, you must select "tickets" and then proceed to checkout. It is also BEST to register online using a laptop or desktop, the app has difficulty processing ticket check out. Copy and paste into a web browser if you are having difficulty.

Please keep in mind, IF you do not go through checkout / payment, you are NOT registered.

To check out, members have the option to pay with a credit card, school purchase orders, or by check.

POs and Checks should be mailed to:

GAEA treasurer

c/o Lynn Fagan

PO Box 1474

Flowery Branch, Ga. 30542

Registration Fees: (Rate is all inclusive meal and workshops)

Early Bird Registration (up until September 23, 2022)

  • $150 - Students and Retired Educators
  • $199 - GAEA Members
  • $245 - Non-members
  • Beginning September 24, 2022:
  • $250 - GAEA Members
  • $295 - Non-member

Telling Stories

GAEA Professional Learning Fall Conference 2022

Dates: October 6-9

Piedmont University, Demorest, GA


Jackie Ellett;

Chris Kelly;

Keynote Speaker:

Art Rosenbaum and a bluegrass band will play!

Also, please consider also nominating a GAEA member for an award! See notes below.

Member Exhibit

Would you like to patriate in this years GAEA Member's Exhibit during fall conference?

GAEA Member Exhibit Information Form:

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2022 Fall Conference Hotels, October 6-9

Book your room for GAEA Professional Learning Conference in beautiful Demorest, Georgia!

This could be a wonderful family vacation with nearby Tallulah Gorge State Park just 21 minutes away!

We have limited blocks of rooms at a group rate for Baymont Inn and Hampton Inn

Baymont Code Art School GA

Cornelia, GA

(706) 516-1627

Hampton Inn Code: Piedmont GAEA

Cornelia, GA

(706) 778-0040

If you are having trouble, call the hotels directly.

Additional Accommodations (no GAEA discount)

Apple Mountain Resort at Clarkesville

Air B&B

GAEA 2023 Awards

Submission Deadline: September 1

Greeting GAEA members!

It is that time of year to consider nominating worthy arts educators for a GAEA award. This is great time to celebrate all the hard work and often behind the scenes effort that goes into being an amazing arts advocate! Please review the Google link, follow the prompts, and submit a colleague. See link below. Awards will be presented at our 2022 Fall Conference.

Consider the following categories, you can submit multiple candidates and multiple awards.

  • Georgia Art Educator of the Year Award
  • Elementary Level Art Educator of the Year Award
  • Middle Level Art Educator of the Year Award
  • Secondary Level Art Educator of the Year Award
  • Supervision/Administration Level Art Educator of the Year Award
  • Distinguished Service Inside the Profession Award
  • Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award
  • Emeritus Level Art Educator of the Year Award
  • Croy West Award (Special Needs in Art Education)
  • National Art Honor Society Award
  • Museum Education Level Art Educator of the Year Award

*Please note, there is a 10-year window to win a previously won award. In the event you have nominated a candidate who meets that criteria, the awards chair will reach out directly.

Deadline: September 1

Questions: please reach out to:

GAEA awards chair, Noelle Petersen OR

GAEA President, Stan Dodson


We are a professional organization of art educators in Georgia affiliated with the National Art

Education Association. The mission of the Georgia Art Education Association is to advocate for the highest quality visual arts education and provide for the advancement of knowledge through service, leadership ​and ​research.