Member Services/Scholarships/Awards

Member Services

NCAEA recognizes leaders among its members with its Awards Program. If you know of an art educator or Friend of the Arts, please take time to nominate them. Because we are unified with NAEA, many of our state award recipients are nominated for national awards.

Our organization believes in quality professional development. Each year, we hold an art auction at our conference. The proceeds provide scholarships for members to attend workshops or take courses to improve their artistic knowledge and skills.

In addition, we conduct an annual fall professional development state conference and spring regional workshops. Members, who are leaders, run workshops and presentations. The myriad of offerings gives members a chance to customize their professional development to meet their individual needs. Many of our members are artists in their own right, so each year we host a Members Exhibit and Suitcase Sale at our conference.


NCAEA Scholarship Application Bobbi Bowman

March 5th or October 5th



Nominate an outstanding art educator and friend of the arts to recognize their commitment and contributions to the visual arts in North Carolina. Friends of the arts awards will be recognized in two categories and do not have to be members of NCAEA/NAEA. All other award nominees must be current members of NCAEA/NAEA to be eligible.

To nominate someone, please include the following in the award nomination online form

□  The nomination form

□  Letter of nomination (1 page) from the nominator (must be an NCAEA member)

□  The nominee’s information including a list of accomplishments demonstrating how the nominee meets the award criteria

□  Additional data and/or supporting documentation (optional)

DEADLINE for nominations is August 31, 2014 to be awarded at the Professional Development Conference in Raleigh, NC.




Friends of the Arts I

NC Principals or Administrators

Non-member NCAEA, Nominee has record of supporting the visual arts in his/her schools (no vita required)

Friends of the Arts II

Corporations, community people, organizations, groups

Non-member NCAEA, significant contributions to the visual arts in North Carolina (no vita required)

NCAEA Art Educator of the Year (NAEA State Art Educator of the Year)


Outstanding contributions and achievements within North Carolina

COMC’s Ester Page Hill Award


Strong and consistent support of multi-ethnic art education

NCAEA/NAEA Special Needs Art Educator

NCAEA/NAEA Members who teach students with special needs

Significant contribution to students with special needs in the visual arts

NCAEA/NAEA State, Regional and National Division Awards for Art Education

NCAEA/NAEA Members within a division in NC: Elementary, Middle, Secondary, Higher Ed, Museum, Supervision/ Administration, Retired

Significant contribution to an individual’s division in the visual arts

NCAEA Rookie Teacher of the Year

NCAEA Members who are Beginning Teachers (BT 1, 2, or 3)

An exemplary initial contribution

by a BT who demonstrates the potential for development

NCAEA/NAEA Student Chapter Sponsor


Sponsors of College/University
Student Chapters

An exemplary student chapter

Please include a list of activities

National Junior High Art Honor Society Sponsor

NCAEA/NAEA Members, Sponsors of National Junior High Art Honor Society

An exemplary student chapter

Please include a list of activities

National Art Honor Society Sponsor


Sponsors of National Art Honor Society

An exemplary student chapter

Please include a list of activities


Nominations must be submitted online by August 31, 2014 for consideration for Awards at the 2014 Conference.

Please email Dr. Lisa Mitchell, NCAEA Awards Coordinator, <> for assistance

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