In 1964 the Michigan Art Education Association began to recognize fellow professionals by choosing an Art Educator of the Year. In 1971 the Art Educator of the Year Award was divided to reflect all levels of art education. In a given year, up to a total of six recipients were honored. 1984 marked the return of our current structure of awarding the honor to one recipient. From 1971-1983 the Art Educator of the Year Award was divided by educational levels.
Please read the PDFs below for the entire list of Distinguished Service Award Winners and Art Educators of the Year.
Simply go to the link listed below to become or renew membership with MAEA. It will register you through NAEA, then MAEA will receive the information once processed.
The Michigan Art Education Association was founded in 1949 and has provided an exemplary networking opportunity and collegial support for visual art educators throughout Michigan ever since.
The Michigan Art Education Association is unified with National Art Education Association and is currently one of the largest state art organizations in the Nation.
Our mission is to promote quality art education through leadership, service, and professional development. We achieve our mission with the support of the high degree of volunteerism from our members, as well as collaborations with ArtServe Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education, and Michigan Education Association.
Michigan Art Education Association offers many services and opportunities for students and for teachers including:
Please join us and share in the common passion we share, to improve and provide quality Art Education for all of our Michigan Children.
If you would like to update or change your contact information (email, address, etc) that is part of your membership record, please email Annie Howard with the desired changes.
Please include your full name, membership number, and contact information updates.