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National Art Education Association

Since 1947, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) has supported art educators, parents, students, professors and researchers, administrators, and museum educators. The leading professional organization for art educators, the NAEA aims to provide professional development, services, leadership, and research to promote art education.

More than 20,000 active members are a part of the NAEA. Members are located throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. possessions, most Canadian provinces, U.S. military bases around the world, and 25 foreign countries.

Huntington University has an active student chapter of the National Art Education Association. This group strives to develop further expertise in art teaching practices through collaboration, networking, and teaching opportunities.

Annually, the Huntington University NAEA student chapter members:

  • Organize the annual high school art show in the Robert E. Wilson Art Gallery from start to finish by communicating with area art teachers, marketing the show, hanging work, handing out awards at a reception, and more
  • Attend the annual Art Education Association of Indiana (AEAI) state convention
  • Offer private art lessons to students in the community

Elected student officers decide on other activities each year. 

Past events have included visiting the Indianapolis Art Center, taking local scout troops on gallery visits to the Robert E. Wilson Art Gallery, and inviting guest artists to speak with members of the Department of Art + Design.

Huntington University’s NAEA student chapter benefits the surrounding community by building a strong professional community of art educators and new leaders in the field of art education.

Robert E. Wilson Gallery

Stop by the Merillat Centre for the Arts for a visit to the Robert E. Wilson Gallery. The Gallery presents a series of rotating exhibits throughout the year featuring work from student, faculty, and professional artists. Students have the opportunity to display their art for show annually. The Gallery’s permanent collection includes paintings by a variety of contemporary American and European artists. It is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., before and after all Merillat Centre performances, and by appointment.