About Us

LAEA is a professional organization and an affiliate of the National Art Education Association. Individuals interested in or engaged in activities concerned with, or related to art, art education, or education are eligible for membership. LAEA is organized to include state officers, a council, an executive board, regional vice presidents, chairpersons, support chairpersons, affiliated groups, and student chapter representatives. The council consists of the president, president-elect, appointed officers, division representatives, regional vice presidents, and support chairs. It is the mission of LAEA to promote art education through professional development, service, leadership, and advocacy.

The Mission of the Louisiana Art Education Association is to promote the advancement of art education for all students.

Our goal is to promote quality instruction in visual arts conducted by certified teachers of art, encourage research in art education, hold public discussions, work with other related agencies in support of visual arts education.

Black Lives Matter

Through the use of our primary tool of art education, LAEA stands with Black Lives Matter to end systemic racism and injustice in our schools and communities. We acknowledge this is an ongoing process and commitment that requires intentional listening and purposeful action to implement a conscious anti-racist framework. We can do better.

Click on the link below to read NAEA President-Elect, Dr. James Haywood Rolling, Jr.’s open letter to art educators on constructing an anti-racist agenda.


Click on the link below to find resources to use in your classroom.