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.