Thursday, November 17, 2022



KAEA Book Club Growing Up Ugly by James Haywood Rolling, Jr. Sunday November 20th, 7 pm on zoom
November KAEA Book Club has a NEW DATE! 

Join us Sunday November 20th at 7 PM to discuss Growing Up Ugly by current NAEA President, James Haywood Rowling, Jr.! The author will be joining us via zoom and we would love to have a big group!

Katie Morris is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: KAEA Book Club: Growing Up Ugly

Time: Nov 20, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 851 8996 9564

Passcode: 761221

Friday, November 11, 2022

2022 KAEA Conference Recap

KAEA Held our annual fall conference last month at the beautiful Rock Springs Ranch.  We have been coming to Rock Springs for over 40 years, and this last month a record number of you joined us!  We are so glad you chose to spend the weekend with us in nature, learning from fellow artists and meeting friends old and new! The workshops were outstanding, and we want to thank the workshop leaders for sharing their time and talents. We have received the feedback many of you provided. There were many positive comments and great ideas for improving the conference experience. The KAEA Leadership team is always seeking ways to improve the conference and we appreciate your suggestions. See you next Fall in Emporia, KS!


Your friend in ART, 

Kathy Schroeder, KAEA President and the KAEA Board Members

Enjoy the 2022 KAEA Member Show and some snapshots from the conference!

a woman smiles behind a table where she is printmaking

teachers participating in a printmaking workshopA woman leans over a table where she is writing a bid on a conference silent auction item
A teacher sits at a table printmakin

a group of teachers are standing around a table with supplies for weaving on it

a blonde woman stands behind a table with her botanical artwork. She is explaining her process.participants watching a demonstration in a botanical printmaking workshop

a box of crayons is displayed with a note about why the owner became an art teachera journal page is displayed in the KAEA pop up museum

a group of educators pose together for a picture

art teachers stand around a table looking at the artwork created during conference workshos

A room with chairs and tables filled with art teachers learning about gourd art

A woman works on her conference art project

a woman in a red shirt gestures to act out marionette actions

a person in a plaid shirt works with clay

a person in a blue t-shirt paints yellow acrylic on a canvas

Natalie Brown instructs the workshop participants on glazing techniques

an art teacher works on a plate for printmaking

two people stand at a printing press, feeding the plate and paper into the press

participants in the botanical printmaking workshop listen to the presentation

an artist sits in the woods working on a painting

two artists sit at a table waving

one woman hands another her doorprize

Monday, November 7, 2022

YAM Flag: Your Art, Your Voice

text against a purple and blue gradient background says Youth Art Month Flag Contest Theme: Your Art, Your Voice. Entries due December 1st. Quetsions? 


Attention Kansas Visual Art teachers!

The deadline for entering the

Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest is

December 1st, 2022

Entries must be submitted digitally

(jpeg or vector)

This year's theme is, "Your Art, Your Voice"  

Students are encouraged to create a flag that combines Kansas and visual art themes.

Prizes will be awarded in three grade categories:

K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Entries will be part of a digital exhibit for

Youth Art Month in March.

The grand prize winning design will be made into a flag and will be recognized at the San Antonio 2023 NAEA Convention!

We look forward to seeing your students' flag creations! 

Information and Guidelines:

•Deadline for Entries is December 1st

•Email Entries to:

•Subject Line: YAM Flag Entries

Important Notes:

•Please make sure all entries are photographed or scanned properly.

•Please make sure lighting is appropriate and crop if necessary.

•Please change the file name to the first and last name of the student.

•Maximum 25 entries per teacher.

All guidelines and information for submissions can be found at:


Shannon Monson

Youth Art Month Flag Chairperson

The Youth Art Month Flag Design Competition is a KAEA member benefit and you must be a current member to enter your students designs. If you have questions about your membership status--check with Linda Nelson-Bova at

Not a member? We would love to have you join us to take advantage of all of the member benefits coming up!

REMEMBER--you do NOT have to be a member to enter your student art work into the Youth Art Month Exhibit in Topeka during Youth Art Month!! But, you do have to be a member to enter your student's piece into the BLICK YAM Art Competition.

KAEA Mission Statement

KAEA is dedicated to the advancement of the human and cultural understanding through the study of art by providing opportunities for professional growth and development, exchange of knowledge and ideas, and service and leadership for the advancement of quality art education.