Awards

As a privilege of being an LAEA member, you are encouraged to submit nominations recognizing Outstanding Art Educators in our state.


WHY NOMINATE?

You know extraordinary Art Educators in your region who deserve recognition for their advocacy, leadership, and contributions to the field of art education!

WHO ARE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES?

Any LAEA member who meets the award criteria established by NAEA may be nominated.

WHO MAY NOMINATE?

Any LAEA member may nominate. Be on the lookout for news and information about how to nominate each May from Ben Koch, our current awards chairperson!


LAEA Awards Descriptions

Each year LAEA gets the opportunity to recognize our members for their dedication and service to our organization, the field of art education, and their students.

LAEA State Awards:

The LAEA state awards recognize LAEA members for their outstanding service and dedication to art education.

LAEA Preservice Art Educator Award - This award honors one LAEA preservice member for outstanding service and achievement of significance during preservice years. Must be an active member for at least one year.

LAEA New to The Profession Award - This award honors one LAEA member who is new to the profession. This member has not been in the profession for more than 3 years.

LAEA Elementary Art Educator Award - This award honors one outstanding LAEA elementary art educator for outstanding service and achievement. Must be an active LAEA member for at least 3 years.

LAEA Middle-Level Art Educator Award - This award honors one LAEA middle school art educator for outstanding service and achievement. Must be an active member for at least 3 years.

LAEA Secondary Art Educator Award - This award honors one LAEA secondary art educator for outstanding service and achievement. Must be an active member for at least 3 years.

LAEA Higher Education Art Educator Award - This award honors one LAEA higher education art educator for outstanding service and achievement. Must be an active member for at least 3 years.

LAEA Supervision/Administration Award -This award honors one LAEA supervisor/administrator for outstanding service and achievement. Must be an active member for at least 3 years.

LAEA Museum Art Education Award- This award honors one LAEA museum educator for outstanding service and achievement. Must be an active member for at least 3 years.

LAEA Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award - This award honors a person or organization outside the field of art education who has supported and contributed to art educators within our state.

LAEA Distinguished Service Within the Profession Award - This award honors one LAEA member for outstanding service, achievement, and contribution within our profession. Must be an active member for at least 3 years.

LAEA Legacy Award - This award can be in memory of past members - The Legacy Award recognizes long-standing LAEA members whose influence, ideals, and activities throughout their career have left a lasting, positive impression on our organization and raises the standard of excellence for future members. Must be an active member for at least 5 years.

Louisiana Art Educator- This award honors one LAEA member who has shown dedication and commitment to art education through their service and active participation in our state. This member has served on the LAEA board and/or committees. This member frequently attends and shows involvement in state conferences, summer retreats, board meetings, and/or national conventions. This member preferably has received an LAEA award on the state level. Must be an active member for at least 5 years.


LAEA Southeast Region Art Educator Award Nominees:

The Southeast Region consists of Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. LAEA has the opportunity to nominate a member to represent our state for the southeast regional awards. Each state in our region has a nominee for each award category. From these nominees, NAEA will select the winner for the regional awards.

To nominate a member, the LAEA member must:

  • be an active member for at least 3 years.

  • have received an LAEA award on the state level.

  • have shown outstanding service to LAEA.

  • have served on the LAEA board and/or committees.

  • frequently attends and shows involvement in state conferences, summer retreats, board meetings and/or national conventions.

  • cannot be a current board member.

LAEA Southeastern Region Elementary Art Educator Nominee - This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years at the elementary level. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the state level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award.

LAEA Southeastern Region Middle Level Art Educator Nominee- This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years at the middle level. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the state level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award.

LAEA Southeastern Region Secondary Art Educator Nominee- This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years at the secondary level. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the state level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award.

LAEA Southeastern Region Higher Education Art Educator Nominee- This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years at the higher education level. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the state level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award.

LAEA Southeastern Region Supervision/Administration Nominee - This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years as a supervisor or administrator. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the state level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award.

LAEA Southeastern Region Museum Art Education Nominee - This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years at the elementary level. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the state level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award.

LAEA Southeastern Region Art Educator Nominee- This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during the previous year. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the state level and was nominated and won a regional division award. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award.


National Art Educator Award Nominee

LAEA has the opportunity to nominate a member to represent our state for national awards. Each state has a nominee for each award category. From these nominees, NAEA will select the winner for the national awards.

To nominate a member, the LAEA member must:

  • be an active member for at least 5 years.

  • have received an award on both the LAEA state level and NAEA southeastern region level.

  • have shown outstanding service to LAEA.

  • has served on the LAEA board and/or committees.

  • frequently attends and shows involvement in state conferences, summer retreats, board meetings and/or national conventions.

  • cannot be a current board member.

LAEA National Preservice Art Educator Nominee - This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years as a college student. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award.

LAEA National Elementary Art Educator Nominee- This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years at the elementary level. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the regional level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award. Members should have previously received an NAEA Southeastern Award.

LAEA National Middle-Level Art Education Nominee- This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years at the middle level. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the regional level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award. Members should have previously received an NAEA Southeastern Award.

LAEA National Secondary Art Educator Nominee- This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years at the secondary level. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the regional level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award. Members should have previously received an NAEA Southeastern Award.

LAEA National Higher Education Art Educator Nominee- This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years at the higher education level. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the state level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award. Members should have previously received an NAEA Southeastern Award.

LAEA National Supervision/Administration Art Educator Nominee- This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years at the elementary level. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the state level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award. Members should have previously received an NAEA Southeastern Award.

LAEA National Museum Education Art Educator Nominee- This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member from the southeast region for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years as a museum educator. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the state level. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award. Members should have previously received an NAEA Southeastern Award.

LAEA National Art Educator Nominee - This nomination honors one outstanding NAEA member for outstanding service and achievement of significance during previous years. The candidate was nominated and won award(s) at the regional level and was nominated and won a national division award. A current board member cannot be nominated for this award. Members should have previously received an NAEA Southeastern Award.


The following awards are also given at the national NAEA level.

NAEA State/Province Association/ Interest Group Newsletter Award-This award recognizes excellence in the development and publication of a state/province association or interest group newsletter either in print or online. Eligibility: Interest groups and state/province associations that publish either a print or digital newsletter are eligible to receive the award.

Presidential Citation Award-This award recognizes a state/province association that has made superior achievements contributing to the improvement of art

Mac Arthur Goodwin Award for Distinguished Service Within the Profession-This award recognizes outstanding achievement, contribution, and service in previous years to the field of art education. It is open to individuals as well as state/province associations.

Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award-This award recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions in previous years by persons or organizations outside the field of art education.

NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), VSA Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Art Educator of the Year Award-This award recognizes an NAEA member who has made distinguished professional contributions to art education for students with special needs through scholarly writing, research, professional leadership, teaching, and/or community service. Eligibility: Active NAEA members who have brought distinction to the profession of special-needs art education through an exceptional and continuous record of achievement that has had a significant impact on students with disabilities and special needs are eligible to receive the award.

New Professional Art Educator Award-This award recognizes excellence and achievement by new art educators. Eligibility: Individuals in their first year of teaching within the preK-12 level are eligible. This award is intended to recognize excellence among new art educators based on their successes in student teaching and as a first-year teacher.

National Emeritus Art Educator Award-This award recognizes continuous outstanding service to art education by an individual before and after retirement. Eligibility: NAEA members who have been retired at least 3 years and have brought distinction to the field of art education by exceptional and continuous records of achievement through teaching, professional leadership, and community service before and after retirement are eligible to receive this award.

Preservice Chapter Sponsor Award of Excellence - This award recognizes dedication to the development of future professional members of NAEA through sponsorship of an outstanding Preservice Chapter group at the college/university level. Eligibility: Sponsors of active NAEA Preservice Chapters are eligible to receive the award.

Outstanding National Art Honor Society Sponsor Award - This award recognizes the dedication of an NAEA member who sponsors an outstanding NAHS Chapter. Eligibility: Sponsors of active NAHS Student Chapters.

Outstanding National Junior Art Honor Society Sponsor Award-This award recognizes the dedication of an NAEA member who sponsors an outstanding NJAHS Chapter.

Rising Stars Secondary Recognition Program-This program promotes art education as a career by recognizing 50 talented, active NAHS Members. Recognition as a “Rising Star” at the NAEA National Convention*, a 4-year complimentary NAEA student membership (with proof of college enrollment and the pursuit of study in art education), and a 1-year, first-year professional membership (with proof of employment) will be given. Eligibility: High School students in their junior or senior years interested in becoming art educators are eligible for this program. Nominees must be in their junior or senior year at the time of both the nomination and the award presentation.

The Gilbert A. Clark and Enid Zimmerman Leadership Advocacy Award

This award recognizes individuals in art education who have made outstanding contributions as a leader advocating for the arts locally, regionally, nationally, and/or internationally. This award includes art educators who have contributed to supporting art programs and practices in schools, museums, community centers, and other art education settings. Eligibility: Any NAEA member who in their career as an art educator, at any level in any educational setting, is eligible to be nominated for this award. The award recognizes a member who in his or her career has evidenced leadership and has effectively promoted and supported art education in local, regional, national, and/or international venues. There is no minimum age or years of service in the field to qualify for nomination of the award.