About Us

We are a group of Vermont art educators dedicated to promoting the essential role the arts play in fully educating our students.

We support and promote our profession by providing discipline specific professional development for our peers at our Fall Conference and workshops throughout the year. We support excellence in art education by recognizing a Vermont Art Educator of the Year in conjunction with The National Art Education Association.

VAEA advocates for art education by exhibiting student work. We host a biennial Youth Art Month (YAM) Exhibit at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier and other sites throughout the State.

The Vermont Art Teachers Association is an affiliate of the National Art Education Association NAEA and our memberships are linked. We participate in initiatives and attend National leadership meetings to keep informed of issues that affect our field. VAEA members present at the National Education Conferences and have been recognized with National Art Education awards. Our members use the NAEA member benefits of free Digication accounts and Artsonia portfolios.

We are governed by an Executive Committee and Board of Directors as stated in our By Laws. Our monthly meetings are open to any members. We welcome and need participation on our board and committees to ensure an active community that supports meaningful and vibrant art education in Vermont.

Check out our community of board members HERE.

Read our By-Laws HERE.


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Vermont Art Educators' Guidelines for reopening of schools in 2020. CLICK HERE to read our statement!

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Vermont Art Educators' stands with the National Art Education Association on the Black Lives Matter Movement. CLICK HERE to read more.