GAEA Art Blast

January 2023

Visual Visions for the New Year

Happy New Year, GAEA members!

I hope this message finds you well, additionally I hope you were able to find some time to rest and rejuvenate with family and friends during the winter break.

As we return back to work a restored sense of vision is often at the forefront. The start of a new year typically presents an opportunity to begin anew, as many set goals and aspirations. As you plan, please take solace knowing your worth, you have much value. Value in your community, with your students and value to art education. You matter and your work is important.

We hope that GAEA can continue to provide you with resources, research, leadership, and service to help you achieve all your goals and aspirations for art. We are thankful for your presence and look forward to building relationships with each of you as we advocate and advance art education in Georgia.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to lead this amazing association and can not wait to see all the amazing things you and your students will do this year.

Please continue to look to the GAEA Art Blast for information that can help you plan throughout the year.

All the best,

Stan Dodson

GAEA President

2023 NAHS Leadership Conference Georgia College, Milledgeville


GAEA is so excited to offer this two day NAHS leadership conference on January 20-21, 2023.

Registration has been expanded for up to 15 total students per chapter. The conference is limited to 100 total students, so act quickly! Registration will end on January 16.

Please encourage current NAHS chapter advisors to attend. Also, please submit students for the GAEA-NAHS Portfolio and HFS scholarship opportunities.

For more information, please see the links below.

NAHS website

Eventbrite Registration

Scholarships and Exhibits

Capitol Art Exhibition

The Capitol Art Exhibition (CAE) is an annual student art exhibition in honor of National Youth Art Month. In Georgia CAE has been a GAEA tradition for over fifty years. This year the event will take place on March 21, 2023 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Twin Towers building adjacent to the Capitol.

Here is the Timeline for CAE:

  • Installation of Art: 3/18/2023 (set up volunteers only)
  • Art reception: 3/21/2023, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Take Down: 3/25, 9-11 a.m. (take down volunteers only)

2023 Capitol Art Exhibition Entry Form: (opens on 1/7/2023)

Artwork Criteria:

- Each current GAEA member may enter two artworks

- Original, 2D artwork - no art criticism or group projects

- Note: No 3D artwork this year

- 2D not to exceed 24” x 30” (including mat)

- No glass, canvas, frames, or foam core –(our panels have difficulty hanging these)

- Matting - white or black mat board, maximum 3”

- Use a backing-keep it simple [Black or white, minimal writing], the back of your work

may be visible on the other side where other student work is displayed

Contact your representative

Please see the GAEA website for more information.

For additional Information Contact:

Dr. Aimee Burgamy, CAE Chair

Annie Park, CAE Co-Chair


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NAEA 2023 San Antonio

Please Join the NAEA community as visual arts, design, and media arts educators come together April 13–15, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas and virtually for the 2023 NAEA National Convention. In addition to the amazing PL sessions, we look forward to celebrating many of our GAEA award winners. This unparalleled professional learning event offers hundreds of sessions, workshops, and opportunities designed to inform, inquire, inspire, and create connections.

Register now