Arizona Art Education Association Awards

Each year the Arizona Art Education Association recognizes those who have gone above and beyond in their service to the field of Art Education. These award recipients are announced and honored at our annual State Conference. AAEA would like to encourage you to nominate an individual or organization for these prestigious awards in order for them to be recognized and honored.


  • To recognize excellence in the many outstanding individuals and programs of AAEA.
  • To focus professional attention on quality art education and exemplary art educators.
  • To increase public awareness of the importance of quality art education.
  • To set standards for quality art education and show how they can be achieved.
  • To provide tangible recognition of achievement, earn respect of colleagues, and enhance professional opportunities for AAEA members.

Submit a Nomination

AAEA Award Nomination Process

Recognize and honor outstanding member-colleagues and non-member advocates through our awards program. Please take a moment to nominate a colleague, community member, art student, or art educator who has made a positive difference for visual arts education in Arizona. The nomination process has been streamlined this year.

AAEA Awards Information

Eligibility, Award selection, deadlines, Award presentations, and press release information for the AAEA Awards.

AAEA Award Descriptions

Arizona Art Education Association members who meet the established criteria are eligible. Membership is not required for the Distinguished Service (Outside the Profession) award or the Supervision/Administration award.